I need to make a princess castle cake. My concern is attaching the towers and traveling. I have read that they do not stay up well, and are made poorly. Any suggestion or advice-I am very nervous about this.
i beleive if you use supports and chocolate or ri then your chances of success are better - but personally i will stick with making my own in cake or cardboard tubes -all worked for me!
I don't know how handy you are but for the towers that will be placed on the cake (not the cake board), someone recommended hollowing out the bottom using a drill. I had my husband do it for me. Then you take long dowels and secure them to the inside of the tower with chocolate. Then you can insert the dowel into the cake to help stabilize the towers. The flat bottoms are not stable on cake. They are fine on the cake board. YOu can use chocolate to attach them to the cakeboard. Hope that helps.
Very helpful thanks for the great ideas!!!
I cut the bottoms off of the towers that were going into the cake. They work like a hollow dowe/strawl instead of displacing cake. I am still not thrilled with the set up, but that makes it work better.
holy cow!!! I just bought a kit and was about to put a post about it. I read that some people also use melted candy to glue to turrets to the cake board but I never thought about the second story and how they would be glued to the cake. The cake looks like it's supposed to be pretty big. Is it supposed to be as big as i think or is it just the pic?
You can do the cake in the pic which is a pretty big cake or you can do a "smaller" version and not use all the towers. I did a cake with just 3 in my pics because it wasn't a princess cake.
If you follow the Wilton instructions, it's definately a lot of cake.
thank you sillywabbitz! i saw your pic and loved what you did with the turrets. I will play with mine and then bake the cake. Once I figure out how to put pic in here i will show you guys.
Thanks BakeNCake, the original design was from an old Wilton yearbook. They did it as a haunted castle on a hill. I just "adjusted" it a bit. I can't wait to see your castle cake.