My sister is visiting with her 4 (almost 5) year old son. He wants to make a castle cake because we're going to Disneyland, but I want him to be able to help. Rolling out big sheets of fondant aren't going to be very fun, so I'm thinking more along the lines of how gingerbread houses are decorated. I'm having a hard time picturing it though as far as what candies/sprinkles/etc would look good. Any ideas or tips? Pictures?
the use of ice cream cones, both soda and sugar cones. Use buttercream icing and fun candies to make door, sweedish fish in the moat. He is 4 and it will all be the most bestest greatest castle he could ever imagine and he did it himself! Have fun
I made my daughter's birthday castle cake using ice cream cones for the turrets and towers. It came out great and it was super easy.
You use the cake cones end to end and then put a sugar cone in the top.
I love the idea of using gumdrops for the top ridge on the cake, and using other candies to decorate like a gingerbread would be really cute and fun for a kid.
My children love to be included in the caking process. So any part you let them do is fun for them. My kids really like using the piping bags. HTH!
Ice cream cones, yep! And just open your mind and browse the candy aisle in the grocery store. See what can be used to make rocks, animals, doors, --Skittles, licorice, etc.. it will all be amazing in his eyes.
What fun! Enjoy!!
What they ^^^ said. The ice cream cones work really well.
Also, Walmart sells (although I"m sure you could find them elsewhere) candy covered chocolate candy that looks like rocks. I used them around a castle cake that I made.
Ice cream cones, candies, small cookies, crumbled cookies (like Oreo crumbs) sprinkles, gram crackers or pretzels dipped in frosting or chocolate
I sometimes let my 3 year old have the extra fondant to play with when I'm done with a cake. He loves it! You could let him play with a bit of fondant as he would do with play doh. He can roll it in long "snakes" or cut it with cookie cutters to make fun shapes to put on the cake.
You could also pipe some decorations ahead of time in candy melts, like doors and windows or alligators for the moat Then they'll be set when he comes and he can place them on the cake like he would a candy.
oooh, here's and idea Since it's a disneyland cake you could pipe in candy melts some of this favorite characters to put on the castle. (I would look online for a coloring page picture that I could re-size and then tape a piece of wax paper over the top so i could trace the image when I pipe, I'm not very good at freehanding it
Or roll out some fondant and let him draw his favorite characters on it with edible markers and then cut them out.