3 Birthdays within one month… SO MUCH FUN!!! I know it seems a little crazy to have so many birthdays all together, but since their birthdays are in June it is around 6 months after Christmas. We call it Christmas in June!
I can’t believe my older two girls just turned 4 and 6! They requested a Candy Castle Cake and I knew just how I wanted it to look. I had made a castle princess cake before and used ice cream cones for the towers. They turned out really cute and we had mainly pink for that cake. I wanted a more “Candyland” feel for this cake and I really loved the result.
This cake is made simply with a two tiered cake, sugar cones, cake cones, sprinkles, gumdrops, lifesavers gummies and skittles! I used a 12 inch pan for the bottom tier and made it two layers. The top tier is two 4 inch cake layers. I iced it with white buttercream and piped pink ruffles around the edges. I think it turned out super cute! It would be great as a Candyland Cake or a Princess Castle Cake for a birthday party! The girls absolutely loved their cake and ate all the candy off and left the rest. LOL They like cake, but they like candy even better.
My youngest turned 1 and I just had to make a smash cake for her. This was special #1 Birthday Rosette Cake! I used I am Baker’s technique for this, but this was a much smaller cake and I used a smaller tip that hers.
All in all it was a fun birthday for all of them. My little girl smashed into this cake with gusto and of course had pink smeared all over herself! That’s the best part of 1st birthday parties to me! 🙂
I loved your castle cake. I am going to make one for my daughter's birthday this Friday.
I need a bit of help/tips if you can. I am going to make the cake on Thursday and put it in fridge. I am using buttercream icing throughout and ice cream cones of course. I will be taking the cake out of fridge on Friday 10 am and it will stay outside till 1:00 pm. That means 3 hours outside fridge and it is summer in Australia :( and the party is out in a park. Will the cake remain ok outside fridge for this long time? Frosting is buttercream using butter and vegetable shortenning. Please any suggestions will be great. Thanks a bunch!
Sunday 21st of December 2014
I should have mentioned that buttercream won't have any eggs... it's just butter, vegetable shortening and icing sugar.
Saturday 27th of September 2014
Hi Rachel, I know this is an old post but I adore your princess castle cake you made here for your daughter. I'm hoping to try and do something similar for my daughter next week. Was there somewhere you found instructions for this cake? Or did you just wing it? I think I can mostly figure it out but I'm intrigued how you got the ice-cream cones to go together and if you could do them a day or two in advance? Thanks Claire
Sunday 28th of September 2014
Hi Claire, Yes I just winged it. The top cones are sugar cones (not quite as big as waffle cones) and they fit inside the rim of the cake cones. I just put a little icing around the outside rim of the sugar cones and stuck them into the cake cones. Then I made sure to press them into the cake. The bottom cake is a 10 inch cake and the top cake is 6 inches I believe. Hope that helps. Maybe I should make a tutorial for this one someday! :)
Friday 28th of October 2011
Rachel!! So good to see you back to blogging! Blogging should be an obligation-free venture. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with it all too but I do find that I enjoy crafts and writing more during the colder months when I'm home doing homey things! :)