Every little girls dreams of a magical fairy tale party. Giselle was the princess on her 5th birthday. To complete her fairy tale birthday, she wanted an enchanting castle cake in pink and purple.
Wilton has a Romantic Castle Cake set for $ 20.99 with 3 sizes of detailed turret towers and removable peak pieces, 6 lattice windows, a paneled door and main roof peak. A very convenient set, I thought. better than building the tower myself.
Without any planning whatsoever, I estimated no more than 2 hours to decorate the cake but I was so so wrong. Even with 2 people working on it, we spent 7 hours to finish the cake.
Here’s behind the scene story:
First we make the fondant flowers.
|countless little and big flowers|
While waiting for the flowers to dry up, we drilled a hole on each turret base to insert a bamboo stick. Can you imagine putting these turrets on a cake without tipping it over? let alone transporting it to the party?
… disaster …
Then we covered the peaks with fondant.
Gluing the flowers and adding leaf icing to windows, doors and turrets was the most time consuming process.
It was almost done … It looked good as it was … but we felt something was missing.
The flags added the fullness and realness of the castle. And off course the beautiful princesses.
I saw these adorable hats on etsy and I had to have it on the next princess party.
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