Step 1: Where I Began
- So I borrowed a castle cake pan from a friend and used a rainbow chip cake mix from walmart for the cakes. I baked a cake in the castle cake pan and then one in a large cookie sheet. So that way my castle could sit atop some castle grounds.
- Then I whipped up a batch of rice krispys so that I could mold a skull for the door way and a large sword because really He-man is nothing without his sword.
- Things were starting to take shape
Step 2: Butter Cream Icing and Fondant
Butter cream icing
http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Buttercream-Icing However where they use vanilla extract I used half a teaspoon almond extract and half a teaspoon coconut extract. You will taste less powdered sugar and it's just better in my opinion.
- Then I just followed all the directions and started covering up and arranging my cakes.
Step 3: Highlights
I also took the left over icing and put it in a zip lock bag and threw in some green and black food coloring til I got a nice swampy color. Then cut a hole in one corner and piped it around the castle and the rocks for a little grass and texture.
I also added He-man, Teela, and Skeletor to the top of the cake. Which we just happened to have among my husbands toy collection.
Like I said I am no professional, but I don't think it turned out too bad for a first go around. At least the birthday boy thinks its awesome and that's all that matters!
I will be a little sad tomorrow when we hack into it considering it took me all day to do:(