After making my first ever cake for Drew's birthday, I decided I was feeling brave enough to make one for Mikayla's party. Since she loves princesses and anything pink right now, I searched the Internet for "princess cakes". I found recipes for making the "Barbie" doll cakes, and then came across this castle cake. You would know Mikayla would choose it! I mean, it has a total of 8 layers (I opted for 6, 3 large squares and 3 small ones)- you may remember I had a hard time centering Drew's 2 layer cake and it was crumbling when I frosted it.
Since Mikayla's party started at 5 this afternoon, I got up first thing this morning and got to work on her "castle". I had ordered her a cake from our local bakery in case this one didn't turn out - you can't have a birthday party without cake right?
This cake was much easier than I thought it would be - you can tell from the picture it's not perfect, but it turned out very cute! Mikayla loved it and that's most important!! I used a "butter" batter so the cake was heavier and that helped to keep the layers from sliding/falling - thank goodness for the tips that others had left!
I had the most fun decorating it - and the kids got in on the act! I kept thinking of ways you could change it (to look completely different) just by using different decorations.