How to make a castle cake: Part 3

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Hi there, this is the third and final part to my tutorial – How to make a castle cake. Part 1 can be viewed here and Part two here.

Making the door

Step 1:
Have a circle template ready. I used a small bowl approx 4 inches in diameter. Roll out a piece of fondant larger than the circle. Imprint the woodgrain pattern on the fondant the same way the windows were done in Part 1 (Step 15). Place the bowl face down and cut out a circle, with a sharp knife.
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Step 2:
Cut the three sides off as shown, reserving the top middle section for the door. Glue the door in place.
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Step 3:
Following similar steps to Part one Step 16, use the sugar shaper to add a rim around the door.
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Step 4:
Following similar steps to Part one Step 19 and 20, cut the scalloped border around the door with the scallop frill cutter. Glue in place. Use the end of a small paint brush to make small indents where the silver balls will go. Glue balls in place, using tweezers may help. Roll little round balls for the door knobs and glue in place.
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Step 5:
Use scallops to cover the join lines between the cake tiers if you wish. This should hide any messy edges.
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Making the castle fascia (is that what it is called?)

Step 6:
Roll out a large piece of fondant. Using the larger straight edge scallop cutter, cut out strips of scallops. Depending on the circumference size of the cake, it may be easier to create a few strips and join them. One large strip will tend to stretch and distort.
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Step 7:
Glue the strips on. Pins can be used to hold the strips in place as shown below. Make sure the pins are placed where they will be hidden later with the decorative flowers.
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Finishing touches

Step 8:
Roll out some fondant for the flowers. Dust with a little cornflour and cut out the flowers with a flower cutter. Glue the flowers in place, making sure to cover the pin holes.
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Step 9:
At this stage you may wish to assemble the rest of the castle ie. Put the turrets in place. Buttercream can be used as glue beneath the turrets, however, royal icing will be much more secure.

Step 10:
Use numbers or letters to personalise the cake.
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Step 10:
To make the rocks, mix white and black fondant together gently. Try not to knead too much as you want to keep the marble effect. Shape the rocks to look like stones – you can roll them or flatten some edges.
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Step 11:
The grass is made with Wilton tip # 233. Using buttercream or royal icing (medium consistency), squeeze out the icing to desired grass length. Release the pressure before pulling away. You can move the tip to the left or right to achieve a more natural appearance.
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That brings us to the end of the How to make a castle cake tutorial! Hope you enjoyed it.

Happy Caking!

Wynona

Wynona
Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.
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  1. Annette says

    I have tried for ages to find a tutorial for a castle cake that is easy and simple to understand, I have now found the one, many thanks from me and my grand-daughter who can’t wait for me to do it for her.

  2. says

    I now have all three parts, and have recently purchased some of the tools needed to make this beautiful cake. Will let you know when I have completed the cake for my granddaughters.

    Thanks,
    Sharon Johnson

  3. says

    Its a beautiful tutorial. !!!!thank you for share!!!! I wish to have the oportunity to do this fantastic cake. Ill tell you when Ill have my moment. Hugs..

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