Your guests will be delighted when they see this Enchanted Birthday Castle. Your kids will have a fun time with this one!
- 2 packages (18.25 oz. each) yellow cake mix
- 2 cups water, divided
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil, divided
- 6 large eggs, divided
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- Blue and red food coloring
- Chewy SweeTARTS or WONKA OOMPAS
- 1 (1.55 oz.) NESTLÉ White CRUNCH Candy Bar
- 1 (1.55 oz.) NESTLÉ CRUNCH Candy Bar
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
- 2 sugar ice cream cones
- SweeTARTS Gummy Bugs
- WONKA TART N TINYS
- NESTLÉ CRUNCH Assorted Miniatures
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
MIX 1 package cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs in large mixer bowl; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into 1 prepared pan. Repeat with remaining cake ingredients and second prepared pan.
BAKE cakes for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; place on wire racks to cool completely.
BEAT cream cheese in large mixer bowl at medium speed until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla extract until mixture is smooth. With mixer on low speed, add 1 cup cream. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed to high; gradually add remaining cream and whip until stiff peaks form.
MIX 2 drops blue food coloring with 1/2 cup frosting. Mix 8 drops red food coloring with remaining frosting to create a pink color; refrigerate until ready to use.
COVER 20 x 12-inch piece of cardboard with foil. Add blue frosting to foil; spread with spatula to resemble "water".
TRIM top of each loaf cake until leveled and cakes are rectangular (discard trimmings). For main section of castle, place 1 loaf cake on the blue "water". Cut remaining loaf cake in half vertically and stand on end of each side of main section. Attach each end cake piece using 1 tablespoon pink frosting. Frost entire castle with pink frosting.
LINE main section of castle with Chewy SweeTarts. Cut White Crunch in half; use as gate to the front of the castle. Use chocolate Crunch as the bridge over the "water".
MELT morsels according to package directions. Brush entire ice cream cones with chocolate; refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set.
INSERT wooden pick into the ends of four assorted Gummy Bugs; top chocolate-covered cones with one flagged wooden pick. Gently press cones on each tower of castle. Line towers with Tart N Tinys. Insert remaining two flags in top of each end of main section of castle.
PRESS Crunch Miniatures into sides of castle to create windows.
NOTE: Cake can be made the previous day. Decorate castle up to 2 hours before serving to prevent candy from softening in the refrigerator.
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i made this cake but i changed the clolor and made it for my son it was fun and he loved it
Enchanted Birthday Castle
Such an adorable cake...surprisingly easy to make and will make any little girl very hapy.
WOW!! so simple to make i had a great time assembling it. I prepared this for my daughter's 8th b-day and it was hit will all her friends. I even had some asking if i can make it for their own b-day.
I MADE THIS CAKE FOR MY DAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY AND IT WAS A BIG HIT-IT WAS EASY TO MAKE
My daughter LOVED it!
My daughter is a little princes and absolutely adored this cake! It was easy to make and put together and the frosting is SO good!! I would recommend making about a cup of blue frosting rather than the half cup given cause it wasn't much for the water and I had plenty of leftover pink. Also...make sure your loaf pans are plenty big. I had some globs of cake mix leak over the side during baking. LOL
It was a HIT!!!!
Thanks to an earlier review, I decided to make this for my 4yo's Birthday party at home. I baked the cake and chocolate'd the cones the night before, then during the party, gave the freshly-made icing to the birthday girl to frost herself! She shared with the other kids and they ALL decorated the castle with candies. It didn't look quite like the picture, but it was so much fun for everyone! (The adults loved to help, too!) I couldn't find some of the candies listed, so I improvised; everyone praised me :) for such a great idea!
LITTLE PRINCESS CAKE
WHAT LITTLE GIRL WOULDN'T BE THRILLED WITH THIS CAKE! FIRST THE CANDY...THEN THE CAKE!
A niece's wonder
As I brought the cake out of the kitchen, My niece had such a look of wonder and shock when she first saw the cake. She was was even happier when she ate two whole pieces of the cake. Everyone enjoyed this cake and commented on what a good job I had done.
Too cute to eat!
My daughter wanted to make her 4 yr old favorite cousin a special Birthday Cake, and she chose this. Challenging, indeed, but over all, it was a lot easier to do than I had expected. Josi had a problem with frosting the foil for water, so we set the whole thing up on a huge, thin sugar cookie baked on a pizza pan, and then we frosted that. It looked outstanding with the chocolate bar bridge.
We did have one small problem-the birthday girl wouldn't let us cut it. It took quite a bit of persuasion, but eventually we had CAKE. Tasted every bit as sweet as it looked. Next time though, I think I'll make the PREPARATION a part of the PARTY. We had a lot of fun with this.
A great cake for a little girl b-day party
I thank this is a great cake recipe for a littel girls birthday party I will do it for my baby 3rd birthday party!