7189de Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 5:15pm
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I have a friends who's daughter will be 7 soon. She's wants to try her hand at baking a castle cake and easy ideas out there? I've never done one before. Looks like I will be teaching her at the same time.

Thanks for any help

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 5:24pm
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lemme get this straight you are teaching someone else something you don't know how to do--

 

sounds like a plan! :lol:

 

consider a nordic castle pan--oh i love those pans--

 

or in a different configuration--use upside down ice cream cones for the tops of the towers--

 

look at french castle pictures for inspiration--

 

i saw this awesome castle cake that a friend made-- it had upside down gum paste lily like flowers for the tops of the towers--oh it was killer--like deep petunias--where the petals form a cup then curl down so when it's upside down the petals curl back up--so pretty easy and upscale--

 

you can use pringles cans or paper towel rolls for the bottoms of the towers

 

ideas for you--have a good time with this--

luckylibra Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 5:32pm
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I actually did one and other than it taking a long time because each piece had to dry it seemed forever... it was fun.

 

Here is the link I used for directions :

 

http://www.magicalkingdoms.com/blog/2011/09/21/how-to-make-a-disney-castle-birthday-cake/

 

I loved that it was all edible.

 

 Here is how mine turned out, not up to the level of most decorators on here but not bad for a first attempt. Her instructions really did make it easier

 

* Blue castle cake. Turrets are fondant/gumpaste mix. 8 inch square cake with 5 inch square on top, all vanilla. This took a really long time to make but I think it turned out really well.

7189de Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 5:33pm
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Thank you luckylibra for the link. Your castle looks great. I'm not a professional baker however I've been doing this for over 35 years now. And love it. Wish me luck

7189de Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 5:36pm
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Thank you for the ideas k8memphis. I need to make an inspiration folder. Going to look at my sister & moms vacation pics from Europe.

Thanks again I will post pic after we finish. Step 1 is this week, found out this girl doesn't know anything about baking. Should be fun

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