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Mar 27, 2011

Castle cake - Kid's easy birthday cake

       So here comes the actual much awaited birthday cake. As I am a novice in cake decorating, I wanted a simple and easy cake and something which will make my kid happy too!! I found a variety of castle cakes in the internet and that looked easy as I was able to decide how to create a shape of my own.
       I made 2 recipes of the basic vanilla cake which yielded- 1.One 9"square and 6"inch round
 2. One 8"inch round and a few cup cakes and a loaf(which I did not use in this cake).
castle cake
      I placed the 8"round cake on the square and then the 6" round over it after crumb coating each of them seperately. I then frosted chocolate buttercream icing over the whole cake. Next I piped door and windows with the pink colour .Then piped some chocolate buttercream icing all over to create the brick like effect. I then placed some cupcakes on the sides with the chocolate icing on it. Just an hour or two before the party, I placed the icecream cones on the cupcakes and on the top and decorated them with M&Ms.
castle cake
Buttercream icing recipe-
Ingredients-
Icing sugar- 3cups
Butter- 1 cup
Cocoa powder- 3tbsp
Vanilla essence- 1tsp

Method-
      Mix everything together to form a thick paste. Store in refrigerator till use. Allow it to come to room temperature a few minutes before using it so that it will be easy to apply.
      I also bought a readymade chocolate frosting jar of betty crocker's . I mixed it and my chocolate buttercream icing and applied it over the cake. And used only the homemade chocolate frosting to pipe the bricks of the castle.
    For the pink colour, I did not add the cocoa powder and used a few drops of rose pink colour instead.
I am sending this to crazy for cakes event hosted in priya's blog.

25 comments:

Akila said...

Wow what superb castle...

VineelaSiva said...

Wow nice castle cake i hope the kids must enjoy in the party.Good work.

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..and you say you have limited cake decorating skills..this is a masterpiece!

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. Looks simply superb.. thanks for sharing dear !!

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Pari said...

Hi.
The cake looks beautiful, great attempt Soumya.

FOODELICIOUS

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Sowmya

How I wish I was a friend of your little child who also would have relished the cake as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Nice cake decoration sowmya,pretty cake.

Chitra said...

WOw, this is awesome..Ur kids must be lucky to have a lovely mom like u:)

Jayashree said...

Wow.....this looks wonderful Sowmya.

Jay said...

absolutely tempting...lovely space you have...first time here..amazed at your presentation.
Happy to follow u..:)
Do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

jeyashrisuresh said...

ur kiddo is extremely blessed and the cake looks perfect.No wonder he enjoyed a lot

Priya said...

Kudos to u Sowmya, cant believer u r novice in decorating cakes, castle cake looks stunning...no wonder ur kid enjoyed a lot..

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful castle delicious cake

Cham said...

U did a great job! The castle is amazing!

jayasree said...

Fantastic job...You are indeed a pro.

Jaishree said...

Wow!cake Looks awesome & delicious Sowmya!Love it!

Priti said...

Amazing....looks so gud ....hope you guys had a gr8 time

Laavanya said...

That looks perfect. Am sure ur son was thrilled.

Sumi said...

looks pretty :)Good work. How long did it take?

Arundhuti said...

Superb! Very beautiful and innovative...

swapna said...

Thats a beautiful cake...u made it perfect!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,amazing bake and decoration! Thats a master piece sowmya!and very cute and attractive for kids!

Indrani said...

Beautifully prepared cake with love, right?...and easy too. Happy belated birthday wish to your son......

Now Serving said...

What a blast! Super construction :)
Sowmya, only 2 more days for entering to my event - this one's a good one for it -http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/02/announcing-second-guest-event.html

Sandhya Hariharan said...

This is creativity!! The bday boy must have been totally excited to see this .. isnt it??

Way to goo....Sowmya :)

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