Another birthday, another cake, but this one came out well, I was pleased with myself. Before I started I had visions of tilting turrets and crumblings crenellations (remember that word?) but the trick is bamboo skewers.
I used a regular triple-layer yellow cake recipe, ran bamboo skewers down through the layers, impaled Hostess Ho Hos lengthwise on the exposed skewer and topped each Ho Ho off with a sugar ice cream cone. It held securely even against the gale-force winds of a five year-old blowing out her candles. Holy Ho Hos Batman!
The drawbridge is a graham cracker, the doorway and flags are cut from fruit leather. There are graham cracker sticks as windows, M&Ms around the bottom, Good 'n Plenty's around the top and Dots on the upper edge.
If you're going to have a castle cake for a little girl, better make it pink.
And here's another trick to decorating oddly-shaped children's cakes: freeze the pieces before frosting them. They'll hold their shape better and shed fewer crumbs.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007