Recipe

Castle for a princess

  • 1 hr 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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Ingredients

Castle for a princess
  • 3 x 470g packaged buttercake mix
Butter cream
  • 375 gram butter
  • 4 1/2 cup (720g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • pink food colouring
Decorations
  • 2 x 250g packets vanilla creams (biscuits)
  • 5 waffle ice-cream cones
  • 130 gram packet candy jewellery
  • 4 heart-shaped lollipops
  • flags
  • 30 sugar cubes
  • 6 ice-cream wafers
  • 2 pink mallow bakes

Method

Castle for a princess
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 130°C/260°F. Grease and flour deep 23cm (9-inch) square cake pan and deep 15cm (6-inch) round cake pan.
  • 2
    Make cake according to directions on packet. Pour enough mixture into each pan to fill to three-quarters. Use any leftover mixture to make cupcakes for another occasion. Bake cakes about 1¼ hours. Stand cakes in pans 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire racks to cool
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make butter cream, beat butter in small bowl with electric mixer until as white as possible. Beat in sifted icing sugar and milk, in two batches
  • 4
    Tint butter cream pink. Level cake tops, turn square cake, cut-side down onto 36cm (14-inch) square prepared cake board (allowing space for drawbridge); secure with a little butter cream.
  • 5
    Using one of the biscuits as a guide, cut rounds out of each corner of square cake with a small serrated knife
  • 6
    Secure round cake to square cake with a little butter cream; cover whole cake with butter cream. Stack six biscuits, joining each with butter cream, in each of the cut-out corners of the cake.
  • 7
    Using scissors, trim waffle cones to sit flat, position one on each corner and one on the top of the castle to make towers
  • 8
    Remove candy rings from bracelets, position four rings on each lollipop stick, gently push lollipops into each tower; position flags. Position sugar cubes using picture as a guide
  • 9
    Using scissors, trim wafers into shapes for windows, door and drawbridge; position on cake.
  • 10
    To make chains for drawbridge: cut 2 bamboo skewers to about 12cm in length. Position a Mallow Bake at the end of each skewer to hold the candy rings in position. Slide the candy rings onto the skewers; using picture as a guide, position on cake.

Notes

Remember to remove the skewers from the drawbridge before cutting the cake.

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