This is the first castle cake I've made, and I think it turned out rather well. I wish I had taken in-progress photos. There were several points when I felt like throwing in the towel, that there was no way I could make the castle presentable. I had a temporary loss of faith. At one time, I was positively despondent - I considered calling the customer to cancel. The end result is pretty cool, though, if I get a chance to do another castle cake, there are A LOT of things I would do differently. But that's the learning process, right?
The green 'land' part is cake: vanilla with mango curd and strawberry buttercream. The pink castle is Rice Krispie treats covered in fondant.
This first photo is when most of the work was done, but before the final touches.
The little girl's name above the entranceway.
View from above right.
View from behind.
Right tower (this is before everything was touched up).
After touch-ups and additions. Please ignore the bowls of oatmeal in the background. Very professional, I know.