Castle Tower Cake Directions
Make your own Castle Tower cake
You will need:
Small round cake tins, fondant icing, plain icing, black food colouring (for castle walls), food colouring (your choice – for flowers), small flower cutters, a butter knife, edible gold paint, gold tape, toothpicks.
1. Using your round cake tins, bake three small cakes of the same dimensions. Cool them on a rack and then set to the side.
2. Mix a small amount of black food colouring into your fondant icing (set some fondant aside to use for flowers and other decorations) and blend until you have the desired shade of grey. A marbled effect looks perfect for this cake, so try not to over-mix.
3. Once cooled, stack your three cakes into a tower, using a layer of icing or jam to affix them.
4. Measure the circumference and the height of your tower.
5. Roll your gray fondant out and cut it to size according to the measurements of your cake, with a little bit of extra width added, for attaching the ends. Use the remaining grey fondant to cut a circle that will cover the top of your cake, and a strip that you will use for the tower battlement.
6. Cut your battlement piece a little longer than your castle wall as this will be attached last.
7. Using your butter knife, mark a uniform brick pattern onto your fondant strip. Once you are ready to, gently roll this entire strip widthways (as you might roll a carpet) so that the brick pattern is on the inside of the roll.
8. Ice your cake with some standard icing, before slowly unrolling the fondant strip around the cake. Gently press the ends together to help it hold.
9. Place your fondant circle onto the top of the cake.
10. Cut out your battlement piece and gently attach this around the top of the cake.
11. Use any leftover fondant icing to shape windows and a door, mixing with colours or adding colour with edible paints and glitters. Use piping nozzles to create grass, and form (by hand or using cutters) some multi-colored flowers for further decoration.
12. Attach some gold tape to toothpicks to create small flags and add these to the top of your cake. Voila! A castle tower!
Photography and styling: Stella Rutherford
Stella Rutherford lives in the Far North with her young family. With plenty of time and space for imagination to thrive, Stella photographs and writes about adventures, crafts and parties on her blog, verydarkhorse.blogspot.com.