Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Disneyland Castle Cake

Okay, this cake was an UNDERTAKING!!!!  I even started out with 'blueprints'.  I should have taken a picture of that!  I had to know how many pieces I needed to make and where they were going to go once they were made.  I was a little obsessive on this cake.  I wanted it to be as close to the real thing as possible!

 See all the pieces?!  And yes, I used chap stick, a pen, a vanilla bottle and various sizes of paper towel cardboard tubes to make the towers.  Use what you can.  (NO TOILET PAPER ROLLS WERE USED!!!)
 Rice Krispie treats for some of the pieces, and fudge striped cookies for in-between the tower pieces.
 Hand made rocks and decorating gel make the water and finish the look!

 Aerial view!  (It was hard to find an aerial picture of the real Disneyland castle to figure this part out!)
 The back

 Close up of some of the detail.
I was asked if it was worth it when I was done making this cake.  Yes it was!  I love Disneyland and creating this was a little piece of Disneyland in my home.  It was hard work, and heavy and SOOO time consuming, but how fabulous I felt when the birthday girl saw it!  She wouldn't let it out of her sight, and had to help me carry it to the table.  As I've said before, it's the reactions like that that make it ALL WORTH it for me!!!
Happy Birthday, Ryleigh!!!


  1. I love that you showed how you made it! how fun! .. I bet livvy wanted it:)

  2. AMAZING cake!!! How lovely; thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful cake, may I ask how you made the stone impression in the castle walls?

    1. I used impression mats for the bricks and also for the roofs of the towers and the cobblestone walkway. You can get the set here: http://www.amazon.com/Icing-Impression-Mat-Assortment-CK/dp/B0041SV0YC/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1406434571&sr=8-3-fkmr2&keywords=fondant+brick+impression+mat Thanks for looking!