Has anyone tried to use the Wilton Romantic Castle Cake kit? Any advice? I am a newbie and I am trying it out this weekend for my neices birthday! Thanks!!
I made this cake for my niece's birthday last September. She wanted it to look exactly like the one on the cover of the Wilton Yearbook. I had to buy the gumpaste kit, a small leaf tip (#349, I think), and the castle kit itself. I followed the directions in the yearbook and I had no problems at all. Look in my gallery, there are a couple of pictures of the cake.
I made the flowers a few weeks in advance to save myself some time, the gumpaste was extremely easy to use. I bought the gumpaste powder, not the ready made. Keep in mind that this cake is HUGE. We had tons of leftovers!
I made this cake a few weeks ago and it was a lot fun. The turrets are a little bit of a challenge when it comes to keeping them sturdy. I had to use a lot of royal icing on them. The instructions called for using candy melts, but that did not work for me at all.
Just like Auntsteff, I made the fondant flowers a few weeks ahead of time. That was a big time saver! With that being said, this cake took me about 6 hours of decorating time. I'm a newbie, so I tend to be a little slow still. LOL I have a picture of the cake in my photos.
This cake is beautiful when it's done and is worth all the work that goes into it. Good luck!!
I made a castle cake for it. I think the hardest part was keeping the turrets in. If you look in my photos it is the shrek castle. I have heard of some people drilling a hole through the bottom so they could put a dowel through it. That would have been very helpful.
Have fun and post a picture when your done.
does anyone hav advice for covering the pieces in fondant. I was thinking of covering the plastic with piping gel and then cutting a rectandle to wrap around the column part of the turret and then have the seam at the back to hide it.
any body have a better idea? what about covering the pointed tops?
thanks for any advice.
I did this about 1 1/2 weeks ago for my daughter's first birthday. I didn't cover the towers in fondant, they are a shiny plastic and all I did was pipe around the windows and attach the flowers w/ candy melts. As far as the turrets, they are just frosted as well, and attached to the tower with candy melts as well. I found that candy melts dry faster and harder than royal icing, so I used them to attach some pieces to others. Flowers were made from dyed fondant, done 2 days in advance. I also attached the plastic dowels to the bottom of the towers with candy melts, no drilling done here! A pic of the cake is in my photos for any that are interested!
I made the castle for my daughter back in Septemeber. It was a first for me. I personally didn't like the candy melts.
had a lot of problems with the turrets staying on also. I used RI to attach them. The wilton instructor at my Micheals also gave me a hint. Use RI to attach the towers to the sides of the cake. It worked great!
I also used RI to make the roses I attached to my towers and turrets.
A pic of my cake is in my photos if your interested in looking.
Good luck and have fun! I know I did and can't wait to make another one.