Monday, January 18, 2010

It's all Yellow...Castle Cake

I made this cake for a little girl's birthday party, the theme was
"The Beauty and the Beast" and yellow colors.
I actually assembled the 3 tiers of the cake at my house, and yesterday under a heavy rain here in NJ,my husband and I delivered the cake and I finished it off at the event . Here are some pics, so you can have an idea of what has been keeping me up every night for the past 2 weeks. Pretty much going to bed very late every night. As many of you know, this castle can't be made in just one or two days.
It took me 2 weeks from start to finish.
Working a few days a week 8:45 am to 6:00 pm plus taking care of the baby and running the house, leaves me with no time to do anything during the day.
 I think this can explain my lack of posting. I wish I could post more!
The Castle is vanilla cake with one layer of vanilla buttercream and one layer or fresh raspberry preserves. Just to be clear..this is not a princess, I am not good at modeling humans, or maybe any other kind of figures? I have never taken any classes in this. So my intention here was to make a little doll with a princess dress.


I made her hair with my clay gun. This little doll was actually made following a few steps. First I made the body, I let it dry over night, then I made her head and attached it . I let it dry another night and then I made and attached the dress and arms. The last step I did was her hair and decoration for the top part of the dress. I let it dry over night again and then painted the dress with yellow pearl dust. For the top of the dress I mixed in some edible glitter











I covered the plastic roof and towers with fondant, then I made the brick pattern. The white details I made with royal icing and added some gold dragees just to make it a little more interesting. Visit here if you want to get some detailed instructions in how to make your own.






I really like the details of the door.

This carriage is made out of gumpaste. I made it 3 weeks ago because it needed to dry really hard for me to assemble it.





I hope you like it and get some ideas for your next Castle cake order.






19 comments:

My Creative Way said...

That is amazing! I love the doll but that carriage is fantastic :)

Raychel

ButterYum said...

Oh my goodness Kathia - it's perfect!!!!!!!
You should be very proud of this one!!

:)
ButterYum

Lidysan y Marcos - Los Mol said...

Que cosa más bonita¡¡¡¡¡ es preciosa, me encanta todo, le vestido, la carroza, el castillo......esta es sin duda, una tarta de cuentos.Ahora voy a intentar traducir el texto en español jejejejeje..ahh siempre te veo por mi blog de comida salada, no sé si vistes el dulce, es donde pongo mis cositas con fondant que me apasiona las tartas decoradas, pero aquí no tenemos muchas cosas de este tipo siempre tengo que hacer pedidos fuera.Un ebsito enorme

Jenniffer said...

WOW! That cake is AWESOME! You did a wonderful job with the details on this one! The carriage and the princess doll were very cute! That dress came out perfectly!!

cookies and cups said...

That is soooo great! Can I ask you how much you charge for something like that? Such detail and work, I love it. That Belle looks awesome, you did a great job!
you can email me at cookiesandcups@live.com
Thanks!

SweetThingsTO said...

Amazing cake! I love all the little details especially that carriage - wow!

Mari said...

Beautiful cakes, cookies and cake toppers! I loved your blog and I need to learn how to make some nice cake toppers so I am going to follow you. You are more then welcome to visit my blog. Have a wonderful day!

Sue Sparks said...

Wow....Amazing perfection!!! The results are worth all of your hard work! She looks like a princess to me:) and the carriage is so incredible! I'm sure the little girl loved it!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

castle looks Awesome. You are very talented:).

The Cooking Photographer said...

I often wonder how you do all this. Your cake is beautiful, and I can tell the hours you put into everything.

Sugar Siren said...

It looks great, you did a wonderful job.

I know exactly what you mean I have to make all my toppers etc when the 3 kids are all tucked up in bed there is just no other time to get it done & like you I can't believe how late it is sometimes by the time I get to bed.

Love the carriage by the way.

Pink Little Cake said...

Hi everyone, thank you so much for your comments. Sugar Siren...I am with you!

Kathleen said...

OMG! This cake is sooo beautiful. I think your princess is adorable!

Grimmy said...

I really think it turned out gorgeous!!

Art and Appetite said...

Wow! This is incredible! The castle, the figures, everything looks amazing.

Can't wait to see more.

QIS said...

wow..castle looks great!!
i have an award for you on my blog. =)

Cakedreamer said...

So cute!!!!!!!! I also have an award for you on my blog :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Wow!! Great work.. The doll and door are great, but the carriage is just WOW.. That is what I call talent!

Susan said...

I don't know how I could have possibly missed this post, Kathia! This cake is amazing!!! What a great job you did! I wish you lived in Southern California!

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