This was my niece's first birthday cake. We went with a Princess Castle since she is the only girl. I used an 8" round double layer cake. Frosted it with pink buttercream frosting. Put on a star border with little round designs made out of stars and a door on the sides. I then added white and pink gum balls. The spires on the castle are regular ice cream cones with the bottoms shaved off to make the different heights. I filled them with buttercream frosting so they could handle the weight of the sugar cone on top. I tried putting the cones on the cake first and then piping a star border around them, but realized that it would have been easier to pipe the border on first and then stick the cone into it. It was a little tricky to get my hand and the bag of frosting on the parts of the cone where there was another cone next to it :) And of course since it was her first birthday she needed her own cake. I made her a cupcake and decorated it with one spire like her cake.
HAppy New Year Folks!
6 years ago