A Castle Princess Cake to take her breath away.

Every little Princess needs a Castle Princess Cake to make her party perfect.

princess castle cake

There's no doubt that a Princess party needs a fabulous centerpiece, and this beautiful kids birthday cake wil certainly play the part.

Get out your ice-cream cones and a few colors of buttercream and you can whip this magical cake up in no time.

Make your next Princess or Knight party a royal gala with this stunning, easy to make, magical castle princess cake.

Complete your princess or knight party theme any of with these great co-ordinating party supplies

techniques used

You'll only need a few basic techniques to complete your Princess cake. I've linked all the appropriate tutorials below, to make it easy to brush up on anything you may not be familiar with.

what you'll need:

The size, cake flavors and fillings shown below for the Princess cake are just suggestions. You can make any adjustments you need to fit the number of people you'll be serving. All the step-by-step instructions will work for any size cake.

here's how to do it...

Ok, ready? I'll walk you through it and in no time you'll be admiring your completed castle princess cake.

princess castle cake - step 1

1. Bake the round cakes for your princess cake using your favorite recipe. Tort and fill the cake, stacking to six layers high. Crumb coat and fefrigerate overnight. Add a top coat of gray buttercream and refrigerate until very firm, a few hours.

Note: When mixing the gray buttercream, only add one drop of the super black color and mix. It's very strong and you can always add more, but you can't take it out once it's in.

princess castle cake - step 2

2. Roll out the fondant or marzipan to about 1/8" thick and use a woodgrain texture mat to add a wood-like appearance. If you don't have a texture mat, you could do this with a fondant cutting wheel, just pressing lightly to get the lines rather than cutting all the way through.

princess castle cake - step 3

3. Use a fondant cutter or small, sharp paring knife to cut one door and eleven windows for the castle. Make the door about 2 1/2" wide by 4" high and the windows about 1" wide by 1 1/2" high.

Dip a small artists brush into some chocolate brown food color, thinned a little with vodka and dab the excess onto a paper towel. Paint the door and all the windows with the brown. You don't want this to be perfect - let the color be a little uneven for a more realistic wood effect.

When the brown is dry, brush over the pieces with the gold luster dust.

princess castle cake - step 4

4. Take your cobblestone texture mat and press into the side of the cake, all the way around. You'll get an even better finish than I did since I didn't have time to let the buttercream firm up completely and it still looked great.

Find the best looking area of the cobblestone to be the front of your cake. Now paint the back of the castle door piece with a tiny amount of vodka and secure in place, on the front of the castle.

princess castle cake - step 5

5. Using a thin serrated knife (like a felxible boning knife, or similar), very carefully cut six of the flat-bottomed ice-cream in half along the length of the cone.

Paint each one with the brown food color, in the same fashion as the door and window pieces. Finish with gold luster dust.

Take five of the pointy-ended cones and paint in the same fashion as the tower pieces, finishing with golf luster dust.

You'll also need to paint one whole flat-bottomed cone for the tower on top of the castle.

princess castle cake - step 6

6. Starting either side of the castle door, place one ice-cream cone half with the top of the cone facing down and gently push into the buttercream to secure.

princess castle cake - step 7

7. Take another half cone and place directly on top of the other, with the top facing up. Puch gently into the buttercream to secure.

You have just constructed one tower of the castle. Who knew building a princess cake was this easy?

princess castle cake - step 8

8. Cut a piece from one of the half cones, so that you have just the top ring of the cone and place this ring on top of the cake, butted up to the top of the tower you just built. Don't worry too much about having perfectly matching edges - we'll be covering the joins later.

Use a small spatula to apply a ring of buttercream around the top, inside edge of the tower. This will keep the turret in place.

princess castle cake - step 9

9. Place a pointy-ended cone upside-down, on top of the tower, wiggling gently to secure in the buttercream.

Repeat steps 6 through 8 to complete three more towers and turrets.

princess castle cake - step 10

10. for the top tower, gently push a whole cone into the buttercream and secure with a bamboo skewer that goes through the cone and all the way into the cake.

Add a ring of buttercream around the top edge of the cone and place an upside-down sugar cone on top for the turret.

princess castle cake - step 11

11. Place the windows around the top edge of the castle princess cake - four across the front, two on eash side and three across the back. Secure with a tiny amount of vodka.

princess castle cake - step 12

12. Add some flowering vines to cover the joins between the towers and turrets and in the towers where upside-down cones meet the right-side-up cones. Also, add some decorative vines around the door and under the windows.

Do this with a #2 tip for the vines, a #65 tip for the leaves and a #13 tip for the flowers.

Yahoo! Your kids birthday cake is done. Now go get your camera and start clicking so you can show off your birthday cake pictures here.

how to host the perfect royal gala

Got a great princess cake? Check. Now all you need to complete your party theme is co-ordinating party supplies.

You can find everything you need right here. Check it out:

Disney Princess Sing A Tune Mylar Balloon

Princess Coloring Book

Princess Invitation in a Bottle

Princess Game

Pink Princess Candle

1st Birthday Princess Streamer

1st Birthday Princess Invitations

1st Birthday Princess Yard Sign

Knight Personalized Banner

Knight Personalized Invitation

Knight Personalized Luggage Tag

Knight Personalized Magnet

Knight Personalized Stickers

Crown Cake Pan

Disney Princess Punch Balloon

Knight Stickers

Knight Sticker Book

Disney Princess Stadium Cup

Knight Tattoos

Knight Shield Kit

Sword and Shield Set

Knight Favor Bag

Knight Banner

Knight Party Blowers

Knight Beverage Napkins

Knight Centerpiece

Knight Cups

Knight Wall Decoration

Knight Deluxe Birthday Box

Knight Deluxe Favor Set

Knight Invitations

Knight Party Dragon Mask

Knight Mylar Balloon

Knight Napkins

Knight Party Birthday Box

Medieval Knight Personalized Banner

Medieval Knight Personalized Invitation

Knight Cake Plate

Medieval Knight Personalized Luggage Tag

Medieval Knight Personalized Magnet

Medieval Knight Personalized Stickers

Knight Stickers

Knight Table Cover

Knight Thank You Notes

Princess Stickers

Glass Slipper

Princess Assorted Party Sweets

Princess Pen

Princess Hat Kit

1st Birthday Princess Banner

1st Birthday Princess Party Blowers

1st Birthday Princess Beverage Napkins

1st Birthday Princess Centerpiece

1st Birthday Princess Mylar Balloon

1st Birthday Princess Box

1st Birthday Princess Cake Plate

1st Birthday Princess Table Cover

Knight Ultimate Birthday Box

1st Birthday Princess Thank You Notes

Enchanted Castle Cake Pan

Princess Tote Bag

1st Birthday Princess Cups

Castle Pinata

Pink Princess Lunch Box

Pink Princess Game

Heraldry Tattoos

1st Birthday Princess Highchair Kit

Pink Princess Favor Boxes

1st Birthday Princess Deluxe Box

Disney Princess Banner

Disney Princess Beverage Napkins

Disney Princess Cups

Disney Princess Favor Boxes

Disney Princess Napkins

Disney Princess Lipgloss Necklace

Disney Princess Birthday Box

Disney Princess Cake Plate

Disney Princess Table Cover

Disney Princess Deluxe Favor Set

Pink Princess Ultimate Favor Set

Fairytale Princess Favor Bag

Fairytale Princess Banner

Fairytale Princess Party Blowers

Fairytale Princess Beverage Napkins

Fairytale Princess Candle

Fairytale Princess Cups

Fairytale Princess Deluxe Birthday Box

Fairytale Princess Deluxe Favor Set

Fairytale Princess Favor Set

Fairytale Princess Invitations

Fairytale Princess Mylar Balloon

Fairytale Princess Napkins

Fairytale Princess Birthday Box

Fairytale Princess Personalized Banner

Fairytale Princess Personalized Invitation

Fairytale Princess Cake Plate

Fairytale Princess Personalized Luggage Tag

Fairytale Princess Personalized Magnet

Fairytale Princess Stickers

Fairytale Princess Table Cover

Fairytale Princess Thank You Notes

Disney Princess Favor Set

Pink Princess Favor Bag

Pink Princess Banner

Pink Princess Beverage Napkins

Pink Princess Cups

Pink Princess Invitations

Pink Princess Napkins

Pink Princess Party Birthday Box

Pink Princess Notepad

Pink Princess Cake Plate

Pink Princess Table Cover

Fairytale Princess Ultimate Birthday Box

Pink Princess Thank You Notes

Disney Princess Centerpiece

Disney Princess Pinata

Jewelry Set

Princess Balloon Kit

Pink Princess Deluxe Favor Set

Pink Princess Favor Set

1st Birthday Princess Napkins

Dragon Pinata

Disney Princess Mini Doodle

Disney Princess Wall Decorations

Disney Princess Thank You Notes

Knight Figures

Disney Princess Pillowcase

Body Glitter

Princess Deluxe Favor Set

Bubble Sword

Disney Princess Mylar Balloon Bouquet

Inflatable Sword

Pink Princess Centerpiece

Disney Princess Bubble Wand

Pink Princess Party Blowers

Knight Vest Set

Disney Princess Mylar Balloon

Disney Princess Game

Candy Sand Castles


Princess Crown Balloon Weight

Disney Princess Deluxe Box

Fairytale Princess Centerpiece

Pink Princess Ultimate Box

Pink Princess Deluxe Box

Disney Princess Ultimate Favor Set

Knight Wall Decorations

Princess Wall Decorations

Knight Favor Set

Color Your Own Knight Castle

Disney Princess Mesh Bag

Disney Princess Sticker

Pink Princess Personalized Banner

Pink Princess Personalized Invitation

Pink Princess Personalized Luggage Tag

Pink Princess Personalized Magnet

Color Your Own Princess Castle

Pink Princess Personalized Stickers

Princess Personalized Invitation

Pink Princess Stadium Cup

Princess Personalized Stickers

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Invitation

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Stickers

Castle Favor Box

Princess Castle Favor Box

Dragon Figures

Ultimate Knight Favor Set

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Thank You Note

Princess Slipper Personalized Invitation

Princess Slipper Personalized Luggage Tag

Princess Slipper Personalized Stickers

Princess Slipper Personalized Thank You Note

Disney Princess Invitations

Pink Princess Mylar Balloon

Princess Autograph Pillowcase

Pink Princess Dinner Plates

Pink Princess Personalized Bag Tag

Pink Princess Personalized Button

Pink Princess Stationary Set

Disney Princess Ultimate Box

Pink Princess Personalized Thank You Note

Princess Personalized Bag Tag

Princess Personalized Banner

Princess Personalized Button

Princess Personalized Luggage Tag

Princess Personalized Magnet

Princess Personalized Thank You Note

Fairytale Princess Dinner Plates

Fairytale Princess Personalized Bag Tag

Fairytale Princess Personalized Button

Fairytale Princess Game

Fairytale Princess Personalized Thank You Note

1st Birthday Princess Dinner Plates

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Bag Tag

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Banner

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Button

1st Birthday Princess Personalized Magnet

Knight Dinner Plates

Medieval Knight Personalized Bag Tag

Medieval Knight Personalized Button

Medieval Knight Personalized Thank You Note

Disney Princess Party Blowers

Disney Princess Dinner Plates

Princess Slipper Personalized Bag Tag

Princess Slipper Personalized Banner

Princess Slipper Personalized Button

Princess Slipper Personalized Magnet

Knight Personalized Bag Tag

Knight Personalized Button

Knight Personalized Thank You Note

Rhinestone Rings

Wand Kit

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