For my Daughter Tegan’s 5th Birthday Party with friends she decided she wanted a princess Castle Cake. The idea started when I found and showed my daughter a castle decor set from Amazon.
I then looked online for ideas on ways to use the set and sketched out a design.
Two days before the party I went to work baking the actual cakes. For the bottom layer I made a 9×13 size chocolate cake. I learned the hard way, if you want a full 9×13 cake – use 2 cake mixes in one pan instead of just 1 mix. Needless to say I ended up making 2 single box 9×13 cakes. I also baked 8×8 size cakes for the top layer in strawberry. Here too I learned you should use 1 mix per pan to get a full cake. Here is a comparison of a full cake pan and one that only had half a mix.
Next I put together the layers for the top. I put them all on another cake board I cut to the 8×8 size to help the cake from falling into the bottom layer. I also used cookie sticks that I cut to the bottom layer size and put in the cake to keep the top layer up.
I covered the top layer with more fondant and copied the same style as the bottom. I placed the top on top and went to work decorating. I added hot pink icing around the bottom and top edges of each layer and filled in the area joining the two layers.
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