Castle Cake????

Decorating By hellohappycakes Updated 20 Jul 2009 , 4:20pm by brookerene

hellohappycakes Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 2:49am
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How can I make the towers for a castle cake? I have been looking all over for foam cylinders(to cover in fondant) but I cannot find them....Where can I buy them or how can I make them? Ice cream cones just won't work, not the desired look and not tall enough....thanks!

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mconrey Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:01am
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I used the cardboard tubes from the paper towel rolls. Then I inserted a ice cream cone at the top for the turret. Cover it all with fondant and it works like a charm!

hellohappycakes Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:22am
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Thanks...how long in advance did you cover the tubes? Were they stable?

mconrey Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:59am
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I think I did them about a week ahead of time - but fondant takes forever to dry here. Stability was an issue because they're not really attached to the cake. I can't remember what exactly I did to secure them. I think a hunk of fondant in the bottom and royal icing. But if you need to transport it anywhere, I wouldn't assemble until you got there.

brincess_b Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:04am
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you can also use mini rolls or swiss rolls, cover in fondant. you get extra cake that way. i secured with icing and toothpicks.
i also use cardboard tubes - kitchen roll, wrapping paper, folder up card for the turrets. secured with icing - a lot of people use chocolate too.
you can also buy the wilton castle kit, but it can be problematic, and costs money too!
xx

sherry_lyn Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:46pm
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sherry_lyn Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:47pm
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I use rice krispie treats... pack them in to a pvc pipe, push it out & let it set up some, then cover them in fondant. I like to keep everything edible & the kids go crazy over them.

poohsmomma Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:39pm
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Hello, Hellohappycakes,
I used ice cream cones, both types, dipped in white candy coating. I used the wafer type cones-2 of them- stuck end to end for the towers. I used the wafffle-type cone shaped cones for the turrets. (There's a picture in my photos if you want to see how they looked.)
I stuck them to the cake board and the corner of the cake with royal icing. BTW, I carved a little off the edge of the corners so the towers would fit up against the cake.

hellohappycakes Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 5:36am
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Thanks!!! I really liked the rice krispie idea......do they come out smooth when you fondant them? BTW, Poohsmomma your castle is awesome.

hellohappycakes Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 5:39am
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Thanks!!! I really liked the rice krispie idea......do they come out smooth when you fondant them? BTW, Poohsmomma your castle is awesome.

poohsmomma Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:10pm
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Thanks

sherry_lyn Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 11:13pm
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They are fairly smooth, maybe depends on how tightly you pack them in. I usually use an impression mat on the fondant & if the towers aren't completely smooth it doesn't matter so much. I've got several castle cakes on my website you can see. www.withicingontop.com

editted to add: I use the FMM mat, set #2. And the pictures are in the kids' cakes, a wedding cake & a baby shower cake.

Lelka Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 11:33pm
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All turrets but the very small ones done around the actual baked cakes. I baked them in cans from green peas and tomato sauce. BC them and fondant all over. Tops were fondant+tylose for extra strength and were allowed to dry for couple of days.

Lelka Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 11:38pm
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Here is the cake I was talking about
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cylstrial Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 12:19am
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What about covering the cardboard that is in the middle of a paper towel with fondant? The round circular thing.

hellohappycakes Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 1:03am
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Great ideas everyone thanks so much!!

carooch Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 2:37am
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Another suggestion- I used plastic soda bottles- cut off the top and bottom, and slit up the side. Then, roll it into the width you want- wrap with masking tape to hold, and stuff with rice krispie treats. Let harden and remove the bottle tubes..
The beauty of it is that you can make different width turrets by rolling the tubes wider or narrower.... Cheap, easy and reusable !

manomi Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 3:36am
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WOW...such a cute cake..Are the stairs edible? is that a piece of cake cut like that and put on the side of the round cake?

auntiecake Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 3:59am
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I have used pvc pipe also and it is reusuable.

andiesweet Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 5:08am
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on the mad hatter castle cake in my pics, I used wilton seperator columns, on the other castle cakei made the pillars out of pastillage (or gumpaste) and allowed it to dry for 4 or 5 days. If you need a pastillage recipe, PM me... hope this helps

Melnick Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 6:13am
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I saw on Youtube a tutorial for making the pastillage towers. They are great because you can cut out windows etc. The person then covered them in fondant when she covered her cake. I think the search I used was for Castle Cakes.

I have also heard of someone using chocolate crackles but I'm not really sure how they did it.

Melnick Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 6:16am
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I saw on Youtube a tutorial for making the pastillage towers. They are great because you can cut out windows etc. The person then covered them in fondant when she covered her cake. I think the search I used was for Castle Cakes.

I have also heard of someone using chocolate crackles but I'm not really sure how they did it.

sweetsbysherri Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 3:21pm
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I used a pringles can and put rice crispy treats inside, Grease it well and they will slide right out.

hellohappycakes Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 5:16pm
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I went to Loews and looked pvc piping and thought, wowo this is going to be hard to get out, uhhh!! But the pringles container is a great idea, I think I might even have a can around, thanks!!!!

brookerene Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 8:12pm
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Hi I used pringles chips cans (the ardboard ones) which worked great.

brookerene Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 8:13pm
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Hi I used pringles chips cans (the ardboard ones) which worked great.

hellohappycakes Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 9:19pm
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Brookerene,
Nice caste cake, what cobblestone mat did you use? I am guessing that I will need to buy one....your's looked great!
Thanks!

topaz176 Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 10:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sherry_lyn

I use rice krispie treats... pack them in to a pvc pipe, push it out & let it set up some, then cover them in fondant. I like to keep everything edible & the kids go crazy over them.





How exactly do you do with the rice krispie, they comes in a bar.
I also would like to keep everthing edible.

Rikki0422 Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:24pm
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Michael's has the styrofoam cylinders you can use. HTH icon_smile.gif

hellohappycakes Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:18am
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michaels only sells cones or cylinder discs that we very $$$, I think that it would take 10 discs to create the size tower that is being requested. I think that i will experiment with the pringles can.........

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