Friday, March 2, 2012
My daughter turned four this week so I made her a cake for her very first "friend" party. We are keeping it small and simple, a few of her closest friends for an hour. It should be fun. When I asked her what kind of cake she wanted, she told me a princess castle and I was so relieved. A castle is so much easier than a princess. (Last year, I made her a Cinderella cake and it was so hard!)
I am not a pro by any means, but I feel like I am getting better with each cake I make. I have never taken a class, I just go by what I find on the internet and see on shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes. Here is how I did it:
I found some ideas off of Pinterest and kind of made my own version of it. All the cake is from one funfetti cake mix, baked in a 9x13 pan. The four towers are made from ice cream cones (regular on the bottom and sugar cones for the roofs). They are covered in marshmallow fondant (I used this recipe). I also used buttercream frosting for the filling, the "dirty icing" and for the ivy/flower details. The candy is white chocolate Easter M&M's.
It took me pretty much all day to make, and that was with my mom's help. I am so glad she is visiting, she helped take care of the kids while I did it and was my assistant, washing things or getting things ready. It would have taken me so much longer if it wasn't for her.
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