My baby celebrated her 4th birthday last week! I cried a little 🙂
After much deliberation, she decided on a castle cake. I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone for this years cake. Although it was my first time working with fondant and making my own icing, I think the cake turned out well. No laughing at my amateur cake decorating skills!
I had absolutely no idea how to work with the fondant, so it’s not as smooth as it should be. We also couldn’t get the fondant to stick to the cones for the towers, so we just used icing. I later learned to brush on bit of water or Vodka to make it stick.
Luckily, Derrick is willing to help me with my crazy cake ideas!
A big thanks to Ann for all her help & these recipes below!
Butter Cream Icing
I used my KitchenAid mixer which made this a snap. And it’s tasty too!
- 1 stick of salted real butter
- 1 stick of unsalted real butter
- 1 cup of shortening (not oil)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 pound bag of powdered sugar
Add 1 stick of salted real butter, 1 stick of unsalted real butter, 1 cup of shortening (not oil). Mix then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, mix. Then add a 2 pound bag of powdered sugar. It will get really stiff so then you add just a little bit of water at a time to get the texture you want. I used about 5-6 Tbsp (adding 1 T at a time)
- Bag of of mini marshmallows
- 1 tablespoon of shortening (not oil)
- 1/2 bag of powdered sugar
Add a bag of of mini marshmallows and 1 tablespoon of shortening (not oil). Melt that in the microwave. While they are melting, take shortening (not oil) and grease your counter. Dump about a 1/2 of a 2 lb bag of powdered sugar on your counter.
If you are wanting all the same color of fondant then color the melted marshmallows. Pour the marshmallows over the powdered sugar and knead in until you get it like play dough.
Make sure you put the fondant in an air tight baggie. After it sits a while it will get a little harder. If it is too hard to work with then put it in the micro for 10 seconds and let it soften up.
Last year LuLu had a Dora Cake
Do you make birthday cakes?