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asked August 27th 2012

Fairy Castle

Hi

I was just viewing the fairy castle cake and Inoticed you needed white sugar paste. Is this only for the flowers and door  as I could not see white used anywhere else.

 

Also for the brave cake what cutters did you use for the turrets ?

 

Thanks

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Hi

I was just viewing the fairy castle cake and Inoticed you needed white sugar paste. Is this only for the flowers and door  as I could not see white used anywhere else.

 

Also for the brave cake what cutters did you use for the turrets ?

 

Thanks

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Hi kbrown

I’ve just finished making the fairy castle cake and used what ever colour I wanted to. My cake was pink, I used grey for the cobbles, ice cream cones for the turretts which I ganached and sprinkled with edible glitter. I also used sandwich flags to fly from the turrets and fmm frill cutter number 2 for making the crenellations, oh, and purple castle gates.  I may be at cross purposes with you, I don’t think Paul has a tutorial on the Brave castle, he has just made the Merida model. Just had a look, Paul used white for the door and flowers. Hope this helps.

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Hi

Thanks for this going to give it a try for my niece bday. I was thinking I missed something with the white paste.

I was looking at the blog pictures and saw a castle cake and it looked fab but it was not a tutorial.

Just need to find a good vanilla sponge recipe hopefully mrs jowill tutorial be on soon

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Madeitwithlove do you have a facebook page? Love the way you answer loads of the questions on here

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Hi babyrut

No,No,No, I’m far too old to get my head around facebook, I’ve only just learned to do laptop (not lap dance, although would like to!!!!). I have a very bad memory so anything new I learn just pops out and into the ether! Sorry xx

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Hi kbrown

I hope you have fun doing the cake, I did, it took me back to my childhood which seems over a hundred years ago. I made the cake for my great niece, she was so excited. I also made the Merida model and the unicorn but had enormous problems with drying them out. I ended up wasting three Meridas and two unicorns. Eventually managed two models somewhat worn for wear but presentable enough to put on the board. If you do make the models, my advice is do them straight away. I seldom have problems with modelling paste or fondant, but this weather has been a nightmare for drying. I’ve just finished an 80th birthday cake and same story again. Hoping it will be dry by Wednesday! Good luck with yours, be a child again. x

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I also meant to say that Mrs Jones tutorial is being filmed on Friday to be shown on 6 September. I believe there is a cupcake recipe for the following week. Hope you find a lovely recipe, I made a maderia and filled it with raspberries and white chocolate ganache, my great niece’s favourite!

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Thanks for all your tips and I agree I see a lot of your answers on here you must hado created a lot of cakes.

I am just starting out and I also have a special birthday cake to do in Oct for my grandmas 90th.

I look forward to seeing the tutorial and if you have any good recipes let me know.

I am going to try Merida also to see if she turns out.

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Forgot also to say I used plastic tubing, the kind that plumbers use for the pillars. It would have to be the same size as kitchen roll inners. My neighbour is a plumber so he cut all the pillars to size for me. I wrapped the pillars up in parchment paper and secured with cellotape. Instead of using fondant to cover the pillars I used craft paper weight 150 cut to size, and wrapped over the top of the parchment, secured with pritstick glue. Non Of my pillars went directly into the cake, I stood them on little coaster boards which I bought in my decorating store, cut them down to fit and stood the pillars on those securing with ganache. To make the windows on the pillars just cut out little diamond shapes and stick them on with edible glue or paint them on free hand, or you could make small archers slits if you want the windows open.  I sprayed the whole cake with PME shimmer. If you use the shimmer spray, stay well back from the cake while spraying otherwise it leaves streaks, a little goes a long way. By doing the pillars this way I saved a lot of money on fondant and also didn’t have to worry about drying thick fondant pillars. It is better to construct the cake at the venue, it’s very tall and best transported as individual cakes. It only takes five minutes to put all the elements together.