Castle Cake - Question Regarding Decoration Of Turrets

Decorating By brian1974 Updated 21 May 2013 , 10:10am by Crazy-Gray

brian1974 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 7:33pm
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So i am going to attempt a full 3D castle cake -
I wondered what the general concesus is in terms of making turrets for these cakes -
I dislike the white plastic wilton ones -

So the options from what i have read seem to be either foamcore covered in fondant or cereal treats covered in fondant...
What do most people who make these type of cakes use?
Ive always had my cakes be entirely edible so the idea of foamcore puts me off, however are rkt turrets going to drive me insane?


14 replies
MikeRowesHunny Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 7:44pm
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I have also used the cardboard inners of paper towel rolls, saran wrap rolls, aluminium foil rolls etc covered in fondant as turrets. NOT the inners of toilet rolls though (as some would suggest) - that's just gross! You can cover the Wilton turrets with fondant too - looks much better!

msauer Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 7:48pm
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I've done a castle cake with turrets made entirely of fondant. I cut rectangles of fondant and wrapped them around pvc pipe to dry for several days.

If you wanted to see it, It is page #4 in my gallery...about half way down the page. I'm happy share directions if you want them.

Good luck!


Lisaa1996 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 7:50pm
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I agree with the papertowel rolls. I actually used the press and seal rollers as they are narrower and sturdy. I wet them a bit and then roll fondant right over them. Then cut the extra off, folding a bit over the edges of the roll. Then you can top with the turrets or whatever. Make sure you put the seams side towards your castle, lol!

kizrash Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 7:51pm
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I recently made a castle cake completely edible. Made the turrets out of cake. If you want help p.m me.

brian1974 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 8:29pm
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thankyou for your sugestions icon_smile.gif

msauer i looked at your castle you say you dried fondant rolls, was it just fondant or gumpaste?



katie11 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 8:43pm
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I used ice cream cones: two cake cones stacked end to end and covered in frosting with a sugar cone upside on top.

imagenthatnj Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 8:48pm
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Fourth magazine, maximize photo.

I have that mag; she made them out of pastillage. Rolled pastillage around cardboard roll then let dry. (It gets really hard) then she took out the roll.

Montrealconfections Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 9:08pm
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Hi I've made this cake a few times most often I made the turrets out of RKT the last time I did it it was a small version so I rolled gum paste and wrapped it around some squeeze bottles let that dry and voila turrents:

RKT version

GP version

poohsmomma Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 9:10pm
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Ice cream cones, here, too. Glued end-to-end.
Here's what they look like:

msauer Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by brian1974

thankyou for your sugestions icon_smile.gif

msauer i looked at your castle you say you dried fondant rolls, was it just fondant or gumpaste?



Just plain old fondant. I made this back before I ever even used gumpaste (I guess I didn't know any better! icon_redface.gif ) I didn't assemble until on site and as long as you don't leave it for hours and hours, it seems to hold up fine.

lynndy-lou Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 1:13pm
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Pastillage wrapped round tubes, remove tubes when dry

craft symphony Posted 20 May 2013 , 9:12pm
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Made this one for my daughter. Completely edible, fondant wrapped around kitchen roll tube and then left to dry hard. It was white, she loved it but wished it were pink. So I hand painted it. Sorry my pic isn't very clear.

jadedlogic Posted 21 May 2013 , 3:51am
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AI used paper towel rolls for mine. Worked out great! [IMG][/IMG]

Crazy-Gray Posted 21 May 2013 , 10:10am
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Here's a handy guide for RKT towers; I like them better than card as you can chop em up for the little ones as an extra treat :-)


Click here for guide

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