My lil' princess will be 5 Saturday. I am making her a castle cake. I tried making the turrets out of ice cream cones.....Major PITA!!
So I will be covering paper towel rolls for turrets with fondant. My questions are, How do I get the fondant to stick to the card board? If i make a glue out of tylose and water would that hold? Do I put anything under the fondant?
what if you use royal icing? there is a you tube video by pink cake box that shows exaclty how to make the turrets for a princess cake!
That was something I thought of earlier. Thanks, I'll check it out!!
I made my niece a catsle cake and I also used paper towel rolls and covered them with royal icing and fondant and it worked great! I used the cake ice cream cones and stuck it inside the top of the paper towel roll because it added a nice touch with a little bit of a bump out. Then I covered waflfe cones in RI and rooled in colored suagr and attached it to the cake cone in the towel roll. I strongly suggest adding the cake cone in there because it gives it a more realistic look. Have fun!
I brushed a thin layer of piping gel on them and then put my fondant on. The fondant sticks great to the paper towel rolls that have been brush with the piping gel. This is what has worked for me.
wit, that cake is awesome!
Thank you all for your help! I'm going to go
"play" in the kitchen!
I'm going to be making my first castle cake next month and was thinking of making the turrets out of RKT. Do you think I'm just making more work for myself? Would paper towel rolls be much easier? Now I'm confused!!
Rice crispie treats would be good. I have never used them.
On the pink cake box video they used styrofoam clyinders...
I guess you could use anything!!
i make my towers using paper towel rolls covered in cling wrap and then moistened with water, roll gumpaste around making a neat seam at the back and then leave them to dry for 24 hours then i slid the tube out of the middle and let them finish drying,they end up really hard and then i place a cone of gumpaste on top as the roof/turret this way if the kids dive in they are eadible. i also fill them with a suprise sweet treat of candy
I made my turrets from RKT. It was a hot summer day and it was tricky getting it to keep its shape, but worth it. Any other time of year, or for a place with ac, that would be my automatic way of making it. But, I think it needs to be done with a fair sized cake.