Castle

Decorating By sas1980 Updated 10 Mar 2010 , 10:12pm by poohsmomma

sas1980 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 7:33pm
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HI I'm making my first princess castle cake in the next few days and had intended to use swiss rolls for the towers topped with ice cream cones. However I'm a little worried the rolls will be too thick and not confident I will make them even enough to get a cylinder shape. Any suggestions? I wondered about trying to make hollow fondant towers or rkt ones but don't know how...
Also wondering if edible glue will stick the fondant to the icecream cones or if I need to ice the cones first?
Thank you

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judyj2 Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 1:10am
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I made a castle cake just this weekend and I covered toilet paper tubes with plastic wrap and covered with gumpaste. I let them dry for three days and I inserted the ice cream cones in the top. I then used gum glue to cover the "towers" and covered with sugar sparkles. They turned out pretty good.

cakesrock Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 2:18am
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I'm currently working on a castle and wanted my towers edible. I got some advice from fellow cc'ers. I glued regular 2 ice cream cones together (small end to small end) with gum glue, then iced with BC and covered in fondant. I used a cobblestone mat to imprint before putting on the cone tower. It's an odd shape to cover, but it worked really well. Then I'm going to roll my turrets (using pointed sugar cones) in colored sugar.

sas1980 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 10:34pm
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Thanks for the advice well I've ended up opting for shorter towers which will hopefully be stronger and wrapped cling film around a paper towel roll and wrapped fondant around gluing the edges, was quite fiddly but I'm hoping if they have til Thursday to dry then they will harden up and it will work. used the wide end of a piping nozzle to cut out small round windows on the towers. Fingers crossed they hold...

AKS Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 12:53am
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I used paper towel rolls in mine. For me it was good because you can cut to size. I took the flat-bottomed cones and inserted them into the top of the roll after I cut the top into a turret. Here's a picture, but don't judge too harshly-it was my first ever fondant cake done right after my Wilton courses, back in the day:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=9915

cakesrock Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 1:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AKS

I used paper towel rolls in mine. For me it was good because you can cut to size. I took the flat-bottomed cones and inserted them into the top of the roll after I cut the top into a turret. Here's a picture, but don't judge too harshly-it was my first ever fondant cake done right after my Wilton courses, back in the day:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=9915




Your first fondant cake ever?! Wow....you should see mine. Actually, I don't think I'd let anyone see it!
I think it's fantastic...

Lyndseyb52 Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 1:42pm
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I bought pastillage for the turrets on my castles.

I cut squares of the icing out and wrapped them round a roll of cling film, then stuck the edges with a little edible glue. They slid off easily when they dried.


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1369960

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1312655

Lyndsey xx

AKS Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 3:56pm
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Thanks cakesrock! icon_redface.gif

poohsmomma Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 10:12pm
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Here's one that I made just using cake cones for the towers. I covered them in melted chocolate after "gluing" them together end-to-end.


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1310416

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