Castle Cake

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop The Mischief Maker Link to website or online shop www.mischiefmakercakes.com Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake For this party, we really wanted to do an updated version of the medieval castle party. The entire party was based around Barrett, the birthday boy's, costume, which featured primary colors and a dragon crest. The outfit served as inspiration for the custom linens and background that hung on the wall behind the tablescape. The sugar knight at the entrance of the castle also has a matching shield. The cookies at the party were made to order by Dolce Desserts to match the outfit, party, and Barrett's likeness, as well. The dessert tablescape, custom linens, custom castle cake, and other desserts are by The Mischief Maker. The castle cake serves as the centerpiece to the table! With thousands of hand placed sugar roof tiles, and individually placed and sculpted sugar stones! The cake was over 6 feet tall. It featured hand sculpted sugar figures including, three miniature scale sugar knights, a sugar jousting horse, and a very large sculpted sugar dragon.The dragon too had individually hand placed sugar scales that were each highlighted with a trace of gold. The dragon sat on a turret above the castle, waiting to take the sugar sculpted gold from the knight guarding the entrance of the castle! The dragon is sculpted entirely from sugar paste. The pillars of the castle, I'm calling "piñata pillars" and were filled with various prizes and candy that the kids could pull up on to reveal their sweet treats! Wonderful idea Sharon Wee! The remaining part of the cake served 166. The flavors included: vanilla chocolate chip cake with milk chocolate ganache and peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream and white buttermilk cake with Swiss meringue buttercream. The castle also had two light up elements at the front of the castle.

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste
  • Other

Q&A with Alex Narramore

fanny fondant asked:
Alex Narramore answered:
Thank you !
rubyroo asked:
Wow!my jaw just dropped to the floor!
Alex Narramore answered:
Haha! Thank you Ruby!
Sharon Wee asked:
This is beautiful :) Love the size and crazy amounts of details!
Alex Narramore answered:
Thank you Sharon! It was definitely crazy to do. Would like to tackle some more reasonable/smaller scale versions in the future!
Garden Baker asked:
You have definitely taken cake decorating to new heights -- literally! I'm blown over by the amount of work that went into this project. How long did it take to create? How and where did you storage the parts while the rest was still in the making? I assume that it was assembled on site. I am rather new to this and transporting a 6 inch cake makes me nervous! Super amazing!
Alex Narramore answered:
Thank you so much! Well, to be honest the prep took weeks on the tiled pillars, because I did not just do the front sides that were facing I did the tiling all around the pillars. So, entire surface area. It was kind of a crazy undertakng, but I wanted to do it! They were just stored at room temp covered etc. Most of the time they were being worked on! Everything was transported and assembled on site. The cake portions were tiled all the way around just as the pillars were. SO lots and lots of work on this scale, but I was pleased with how it turned out. Thank you so much! I am so happy you like it ! :)
Icingdreams asked:
This is absolutely incredible! I can't imagine the amount of hard work that went into this cake. Did you create this all by yourself or was there a team involved?
Alex Narramore answered:
Thank you so much! A team of sorts... but not of the employee variety. My mother and myself completed all the sugar tiling. Deron helped on some of the sugar figure work.