Making your own castle wedding cake is an inexpensive way to enhance a fairy tale wedding theme. You can make it in shades of white or use colours that will coordinate with your wedding colours. Kits to make castle cakes are available, but you can also make one yourself, for your own wedding, to make some extra money, or as a lovely gift for the bride and groom.
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Things you need
- 2 frosted round cakes (one 7 inches in diameter and one 10 inches in diameter)
- Food colouring (in the wedding colours)
- 3 ice cream sugar cones
- Paper tubes (for example, paper towel rolls)
- Cling film
- Rolling pin
- Toothpick or butter knife
- Round cutter (1 inch in diameter)
- Oval cutter
- Square cutter (1/2 inch)
- Plastic straws
Allow the two cakes to chill while you are building the turrets for the castle.
Cut three different tubes out of a paper towel tube or other similar tube. Cut one tube 4 inches long and 2 tubes 6 inches long. These tubes will be the turrets.
Add the food colouring to the fondant to match the wedding colours. If you want it to have a marble effect to look like stone, do not mix it thoroughly; stop when it has the look you want.
Wrap the tubes with cling film. This will prevent the fondant from softening them and causing them to collapse.
Roll the fondant out so that you have a sheet that is about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out rectangle strips of the fondant to roll around the plastic-wrapped tubes. Adding a bit of water to the cling film will help the fondant stick. Seal and trim the edges.
Use a toothpick or a butter knife to score the fondant around the tubes. This will give it the look of stones.
Cover the opening of three of the ice cream cones with fondant in your choice of colours (for example, a different hue of one of the wedding colours). This will give them a sturdy base.
Use the circle cutter to cut out 1-inch circles in the fondant to add to the cones. Moisten the underside of each circle with water and a pastry brush before sticking it to the cone.
Start adding the circles at the bottom opening of the ice cream cone and layer them until you reach the top point of the ice cream cone. Repeat this on all three ice cream cones.
Shape a piece of fondant for each of the pointed peaks on the ice cream cones. Mold them to the points.
Set the 7-inch cake on top of the 10-inch cake.
Mix another shade of the fondant with food colouring.
Roll out the new fondant and then cut it into strips. You will use these to decorate the cake so that it looks like a castle.
Make a square notch in the strips every 2 inches. This will look like the top edge of a castle.
Place the notched strip along the top of the castle.
Cut out fondant window shapes for the castle and the turret by using the oval cutter and then cutting each piece in half. Position the windows on the castle walls and the turrets.
Roll pieces of the fondant into small balls and flatten them with your thumb. Place them in an arch shape on the bottom cake to create the entrance to the castle.
Use the 1/2-inch square cutter to cut out square shapes. Use them to create a walkway in front of the castle entrance.
Place three straws into the castle to hold up your turrets (on top of the cakes or near them). Cover the straws with the turrets.
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