Boys Castle Cake, This is a boys inspired castle cake complete with fondant figures that I made at the weekend for a party.
I used a vanilla sponge recipe with strawbery jam and buttercream. Firstly I made the fondant fgures and towers three days before the party so that I could get them right and ensure they had enough time to dry and set. I used cocktail sticks to help support the figures as the cake needed to be transported in the car.
I used a green fondant to cover a 16 inch cake board for this boys castle cake, and used my DinkyDoodle spray set to add texture to the grass. I then added small leaves made of fondant and give them texture to make them look more realistic. I added the little boys name secured the dragon and left it to one side to dry.
The Night Before the party:
I greased my three tins and lined with parchment paper.
The cake consisted of a 10inch, 8inch and a 6inch cake.
After covering the three cakes I added the stone texture using a impression kit, again using the spray gun to add colours and textures.
I used buttercream to secure the 10 inch cake to the board. I then dowled each tier, using a cake board for each layer to sit on for extra support and to make it easier to serve.
Once stacked I added the castle doors and windows and added more greenery to add to the overall effect! I secured the figures and placed the numver “4″ on the cake. It took around 6 hours to cook the cakes, fill them, cover them , stack the cake and do all the decoration and finishing touches.
The cake then dryed overnight and was ready to be delivered to the party the next morning.
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