Just wanted to share with you my very first attempt at a detailed fancy cake. My sister, Nancy is the cake decorator in the family. You have probably seen some of her cakes on her blog at mulberrystation.blogspot.com.
A few years ago she posted her version of this cake and I knew that I wanted to attempt to make it for my grand daughter. Well, now I have two grand daughters so I may be trying my hand at it a few more times.
I am watching my two oldest grandchildren this week while their mother is providing some extra TLC to their newest little one. My grandchildren always love to work on projects at Grandma's house so I thought this cake woud be a fun project. They loved it. My grand daughter loved putting on the little flowers and lining them up around the lazy susan. I have a lot to learn in the cake decorating arena! But I had a good time...just wished I had had Nancy or Arlana by my side to give immediate instruction. But since they weren't close by mostly Nancy but even Arlana received a few phone calls about the procedure. The proper consistency of the frosting is a very important detail...one that I need to work on.
Anyway, this is a Wilton Castle Cake Set in case you are interested in purchasing your own kit.
You probably can't tell from my photo...but this is a huge cake made with four cake mixes. We will be inviting a few people over to eat it.