Thursday, January 27, 2011

Easy Castle Cake

My big girl turned 6 last week!  I can hardly believe she's that big. 

Firecracker wanted a princess party...more about that soon (probably tomorrow) we needed a cake fit for a princess.  She would have liked one with the Disney princesses on it, but I wasn't feeling that confident in my artistic abilities with frosting...and I'd rather things at this house don't have to be Disney to be fun. 

We agreed on a castle cake.  There are a ton of cute castle cakes on the internet, but I vowed to keep mine simple.  As I was getting ready for the party, I kept putting the cake off for last.  I knew it would take longer than I wanted to decorate and I was dreading it.  Finally with less than an  hour to go, I figured I better get decorating.  It's even simpler than I'd pictured...but for the effort I put into it (not much), it turned out amazing.  This took me about 45 minutes to decorate, including making the frosting.

I cooked a whole cake mix recipe in a 9x9 pan for the base.  It took some extra time to cook because it was thick.  The monster cupcakes from earlier in the week had needed about 1 1/2 recipes of cake mix, so I cooked the extra half a recipe in a bread pan.  I cut that up to make the raised parts on the side and still had about half of that left over.  After I'd put the whole thing together and frosted it, I remembered I needed to include the ice cream I put one on in the middle.  I took the left over pink frosting from covering the cake and added purple to it do the only one frosting bowl.  I have cake decorating equipment, but I just piped all this out of a ziploc baggie with the corner snipped off.

I showed it to Little Brother about 5 minutes before the girls walked through the door, and asked him what it was.  He said it was a I figured I'd done all right.  Firecracker REALLY wanted a #6 candle instead of the usual 6 candles, so that's what she has.

The little girls were super impressed with it.  It's so nice they're easy to please!


  1. That is REALLY awesome! Such a fun cake for a birthday, I'm really impressed.

  2. That's really nice! I really want to learn how to decorate cakes. I'm currently learning how to sew, so maybe after that :).
    Also, When I was Katie's age I was Snow White for Halloween, and I wore that dress ALL the time. Even to church... :)


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