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Enchanted Cake for a Princess Party

Princess Castle CakeAll the party guests will live happily-ever-after…after they consume this easy-to-make pink and gold fairy tale fantasy cake!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

• Two packaged cake mixes
• Four 16 oz. Containers of “pink” ready-made frosting
• One board for displaying the cake
• 2 / 9”X13” cake pans
• 8 – regular flat-bottom ice cream cones
• 4 – sugar cones
• 1 pound of Almond (gold) Hershey’s Kisses™
• 6 – pink sugar wafers
• 2 – 6” pieces of string licorice
• 1 container of gold edible candy balls
• optional – edible iridescent glitter to sprinkle over the entire cake

Prepare and bake two 9” X 13” cakes according to directions on the package. Allow cakes to cool for 10-15 minutes.  Trim the tops of the cakes while they are still in the pans so that they will be level when inverted on the cake board.  Place cakes on wire rack until completely cooled.  Place one cake in the center of the cake board.  Use frosting, strawberry jam, or Cool Whip™ as the filling between the two layers of cake.  Place the second cake on top of the first cake.  Frost the entire rectangular cake with pink frosting.

Frost 8 regular ice cream cones with pink frosting, and connect four sets of two by the base of the cones.  The bottom cone will be turned upside down, and the top cone will be right side up.  After frosting the cones, place one set at each corner of the cake – instant turrets!  Frost 4 sugar cones with pink frosting, and liberally sprinkle with gold edible balls.  Add the spires to the top of each turret.  Place three pink sugar wafers in the front of the castle as the castle door (simply press gently into the frosting).  Place three additional wafers at the base of the door. Attach licorice strings from the top of the door wafers, to the edge of the wafers on the cake board, and the drawbridge is complete. Outline the top of the cake and the bottom edge of the castle with golden kisses. Golden candles complete the cake!

Cinderella™ Stardust Kit-N-KaboodleFood:

• Serve dainty finger sandwiches, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and mini cutout sugar cookies.
• Serve dry snacks (chips, pretzels, Cheese Puffs) in heart shaped buckets.
• As the excitement is so high at most children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and the waste can be disheartening.  Schedule your party during a time when parents will not expect that their children will eat a meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other dainty munchies.

3 Comments

  • Kiri
    Posted April 18, 2008 at 9:01 AM | Permalink

    How great is this idea? I stumbled upon it via Google images and after scouring the internet for good ideas for a wee girls party for days, this is the one I will definitely go with! Too clever.

  • Patty
    Posted July 9, 2008 at 1:15 AM | Permalink

    Wonderful, thank you so much for having this info, my little princess will be 3 as is has been asking for a castle princess cake for her b-day, I was worried on how to do it, but you specific instructions help a bundle, I’ll definitely make her this one!!! Excellent idea!!!!

  • Jane
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for such a great idea. My princess is turning 5 and is very hyped about the princess party. Yippee!

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