How to attach pillars on a Wilton castle cake

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How to attach pillars on a Wilton castle cake
This gingerbread cake uses the Wilton Romantic Castle Cake Set. (Wilton Industries)

The Wilton Romantic Castle Cake Set is a kit that will transform a two- or three-tier cake into a three-dimensional castle cake. This kit consists of 12 castle turret pillars in three different sizes, 12 removable peaks, six castle windows and a large castle door. These pieces may be decorated with icing to match any type of castle cake from a foreboding haunted castle to an enchanting fairy tale castle.

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Things you need

  • Wilton Romantic Castle Cake Set
  • Two- or three-tiered cake
  • Royal icing
  • Plastic dowels
  • Sugar coating
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Waxed paper

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  1. 1

    Ice your cake tiers and stack them together to form a two- or three-layer cake.

  2. 2

    Decorate the turret pillars and the removable peaks with icing before you attempt to attach them to the cake. Royal icing is a stiff icing that works well for this purpose (see Resources).

  3. 3

    Cut plastic or wooden dowels approximately 2.5 cm (1 inch) shorter than the height of each cake tier. You will need one dowel for each turret pillar you plan on attaching to the top of the cake.

  4. 4

    Pour approximately 28.4 g (1 oz) of sugar coating or Wilton's Candy Melts into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the coating on high power for one minute and then at 30-second intervals until the coating is smooth.

  5. 5

    Attach the plastic dowels to the bottom of each turret using the melted sugar as glue. Place the joined turrets and dowels on a piece of waxed paper and allow the sugar to cool and harden.

  6. 6

    Press the dowels firmly into the cake so that the bottom of the turret rests on top of the cake.

  7. 7

    Attach additional turrets to the sides of the bottom tier of the cake with royal icing or additional melted sugar coating.

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