Here are pictures of the Hogwart's Castle I did for my grandson. My first castle cake and I know there's lots of room for improvement but I decided to go ahead and show you the pictures anyway. Hopefully the princess cake that I have to make in a couple of weeks for a paying customer will look a lot better.
Soooo? where is it?????
WOW that looks AMAZING! Great job!
did you use a castle kit? or was it all free hand?
I did this one all free hand but I think on my next one I will use the kit. I had a hard time keeping the towers from falling over.
I think it looks amazing! My son just asked if I could make that...ummm, NO!!
Great job!!!!!! I'm sure your grandson was thrilled!!!
I love that you even added Harry pushing his cart with his trunk and hedwig in her cage! Awesome job!
Awesome! I can see why it would be difficult or impossible to keep the towers standing perfectly straight - they're so tall. I never could do that
How did you make the towers? Did you sculpt them with cake?
I read somewhere something about using shiskabob sticks or dowels and then if I remember this right, stacking small circular pieces of cake onto each stick, but I don't remember how you get the sticks to stand up though - minor detail
Actually, the towers were hollow. I used the tubes from paper towel rolls. I covered them with parchment paper then I covered with fondant and once the fondant got dry enough I pulled the paper towel tubes out, let them dry some more and then spray painted with Black Americolor Gel mixed w/Vodka. Then let dry again. I used royal frosting to try and glue them in place but apparently that didn't work very well because they fell over during transport and I had to put them all back up again once I got to my daughter's house. Luckily I had my cake doctor kit with me to fix them. I think next I try to make the towers from fondant I will use pvc pipe as formers because the fondant stretched some as I tried to put on to the flexible paper towel tubes.
It was worth all the trouble though because the kids loved it. They were saying, "Oh look, there's the whomping willow tree" and "Hey, it's the black lake with the sea monster" and "oh, here's Gryffindor Tower".
That is a neat cake - esp. since you didn't use a kit. I love that you included the tree and Harry. If your grandson is anything like my nephew, every detail counts! I love that you have a "cake doctor kit" - newbie that I am, I wouldn't have thought of that...
It's very nice!!! very good job!!!!
Great job !! I found the castle cake kits daunting and you did this free hand. WOW !
I made something similar to this but used rice krispie treats for the towers. Mold them in empty pringles cans and cover in fondant. Attach with a wooden dowel to the side of the cake. HTH
GReat Job! I think I will try this now. You have given me courage.