Monday, August 4, 2008

Fit for a princess

My cousin turned 6 last weekend. Instead of cracking my head for a gift.. I offered to bake a cake (naturally). Her request was .... a pink castle, with lots of flowers..

Immediate thought.. should I have just cracked my head for a gift? HAHAHAHA..
Anyway, I must admit I was excited of the challenge. Or maybe it was the little girl in me who got excited.. :)

Three cakes, and 5 hours later... tada!

The pink castle for Megan

M - For Megan, naturally...

Knock Knock.. is there a princess inside there?

Oh there was a lil' duck pond behind the castle too :)
(made with royal icing)
Cake : Buttercake with strawberry swirls .. totally yum!
Frosting : Strawberry jam
Decoration : Fondant, royal icing
p/s : We bought candles from Tesco in the shape of horses (didn't manage to take pics though).. and just before the ceremony, Megan gets to place the horses on the castle.. it was so adorable.


ilyas said...

Wow, I love this cake! Looks like toy. Love the surface of the roof structure and the crawling plants. So the towers are empty or they actually are filled with cake?

babe_kl said...

so sccweeetttt...

Snooky doodle said...

wow this is unbeleivable. if i were a kid i would beleive i m in a fairytale. great job :-)

HandFullOfFlour said...


Ilyas: Only the 2 top towers (holding up the roofs) are fully fondant. Others are all cake.

Babe: Thanks :)

Snooky doodle: Thanks for dropping by :) and thanks for the comment ...

Snooky doodle said...

thanks for visiting my blog. and good luck with the flowery cake . I m sure yours will be over the top :-) eager to view the photos.

Snooky doodle said...

hi its me again, :-) i just notice yr comment in bearday cakes. No i didn t use a 3D cake pan for the brown bear cake i just baked all the pieces apart . used 5 muffins for legs, hands and nose and two separate cake for head and body :-) hope it helps u