Making A Castle.. Need Tips!

Decorating By gourmetsharon Updated 9 Jan 2010 , 8:56pm by gourmetsharon

gourmetsharon Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 12:35pm
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Ok, I've gone thru about 140 pages of castle cakes that many have posted over the years.

I've been asked to make a baby shower cake who is expecting a princess and a prince. The plan is two tiers, one carrot and one red velvet in cream cheese frosting ( I made the Decorator's cream cheese icing that's here on site in the past so I'm hoping that will work for me again)

Post your best idea, tip, helpful hint that you used or would do differently or something that worked well for you.

Thanks!

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sherrycanary62 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 12:47pm
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here is a youtube vid showing how to make the turrets out of pastillage. I would think you could use gum paste as well.




hth

foxymomma521 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 1:39pm
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I found the wilton kit to be pretty easy... the only thing was I should've waited til I got there to put on the turrets. Even with a dowel inserted after drilling a hole in them it was still very unstable.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1382536

poohsmomma Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 2:13pm
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I used ice cream cones for the towers and turrets. The cake type "glued" end to end for the towers, and the sugar cone type for the turrets. Both were coated with candy melts, and I rolled the turrets in colored sugars. It's in my pix-close to the end-if you want to see how they turned out
I like using the cones because that kept everything edible.
HTH. Good luck.

gourmetsharon Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 3:36pm
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Of course, youtube! Thanks!

I remember both of these castles and have marked them as favorites.

foxymama - what size cakes were these?

sherrycanary - sheetcakes? Hmm...

I need to feed about 50 people. I've got alot of thinking to do.

jammjenks Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 4:46pm
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If you are planning to use the Wilton kit, you can secure the turrets with candy melts. I've done it several times and they didn't budge.

kelleym Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 4:47pm
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Full castle tutorial with pictures on the cakeboss web site under 'Cake Stuff'. thumbs_up.gif

gourmetsharon Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:56pm
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Thanks for your thoughts!

I didn't realize that info was on cakeboss. Very informative!

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