HOW TO MAKE A CASTLE CAKE - NERDY NUMMIES how to make
HOW TO MAKE A CASTLE CAKE - NERDY NUMMIES
English English Hey guys, it’s Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies! Today weare going to be making something that has been requested for sucha long time, a Castle Cake! I got a lot of requests for a Princess PeachCastle Cake, I got a lot of requests for a Bowser CastleCake, a Merlin Castle Cake, haha, a Dungeons andDragons Castle Cake… So I thought, today I am gonna make a basicCastle Cake, and then you can customize it to make it whatever magical themed,mythical fanciness you would like! The things you will need, will be: 3 of these,these are paper towel cardboard tubes, usually I just recycle these,but just hang onto ‘em, because we are gonna be using these to make our Castlepillars. Berrrrp! Scissors, spatula, cake leveler, I have acardboard cake tray, this awesome thing that I got from Michaels, it adds texture,so it adds wood texture and, like, old stone castle texture. This was preeettycool and I thought, I’ve gotta play with that to make this castle cake,yeah! A square cake pan, this is a 6 inch, and I’vealready pre-made boop-pew! And you can either do a pound cake recipeor a yellow cake, I chose to do a yellow cake, fresh strawberries and chocolatefrosting. Or you can use chocolate ganache, whatever you like! So the 1st thing you’re gonna do is takeyour cake leveler and, just gonna level both the cakes so they’re the same height. Back and forth, back and forth, like you’rea lumberjack, just sawing. Saw, saw, saw, saw, saw! Then you’re gonna take off the tops of thecake, like this. The muffin tops! These are so yummy, theseare one of my favorite parts! And, you can feed these to your awesome cameraguy because, he loves these! Or share them with friends. Now that you’ve got your cakes levered,you’re gonna take this… Cardboard. Place it down, you’re just gonna take your right in the middle, OK. Now you’re gonnatake, chocolate frosting or chocolate ganache, whatever you’d like,and put a coat down. Once you’ve frosted the top of your 1stcake, I’m just gonna take strawberries, I just chopped them up so that they wouldlay flat. I love doing this, I started putting freshfruit in my cakes and I just love it! Ohhhhh! Chocolate strawberry filling! Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy! Now we’re gonna take the Put him right on top! Now you’re just gonna take your little must-patulaand you’re gonna frost all the edges. Once you’ve got your cake all frosted onall sides, and the top, we’re gonna stick it in the freezer for about 20minutes to let it chill. And just make sure that all the sides aresmooth, it doesn’t have to be perfect, you can miss a few spots, that’s OK, justmake sure everything’s very smooth. Because we’re gonna put fondant on top ofit. when your cake is in the freezer we’re gonnabe making the castle pillars, so this is a good time to do this. You’re gonna need 3 of these, but I justdid This is a paper towel roll, so they’re agood thing to hold onto to save, or I ripped out 2 right out of the middle,I kinda had to wiggle it out of there, but I got it out! So, you’re gonna need scissors, and whatyou’re gonna do is you're just gonna cut it right in half. Beroop! Doesn’t have to be perfect, and that isthe perfect height! But, we want them to be a little bit smaller,so what you’re gonna do is cut right down the middle. And then you’re just gonna eyeball it, butI… Kind of… Put it together… Meeaaww, guess that’s about an inch. Then you’re just gonna take a piece of tape,stick it there, and there you go! Once you’ve made 5 of these, we are gonnaroll out some gray fondant, like I’ve got here. Just got a little rollingpin. So to wrap this, you’re gonna takethis little guy, stick him down right here at the end. And I like to cut… The top… And the bottom…So it’s a little flatter, easier to work with… Starting point, therewe go! And then you’re just gonna pick up the fondant,pressing it against the pillar. And roll, roll, roll, roll, oh I made a littlesushi! And then you connect the end in the back,just by pressing it together… Pinch, pinch, pinch! Then to finish, your pillar, you’re gonnatake your stone print, and you’re gonna lay it down, there’s a lot of differenttechniques to this, but this is what I like the best. You’re gonna start at one end, and juststick your thumbs in, press down, you can press down a little bit on the toptoo, just be gentle. But you can be very firm, stick your fingerin there, push, push! And then roll it towards you, while pushingdown… And just… All the way down! Ba-doom! There we go! That’s how to add some textureon there! Now that we’ve got our pillars done, weare gonna make the castle door. You’re gonna take a little bit of brownfondant, just lay it down… Boop, boop, boop, boop, boop! Taking a rolling pin, just rolling it out. Now you’re gonna take your wood imprint,I’m just gonna place it on the top, and just press down. Now you’re gonna peel it up, pewp! Oh lookhow cool that looks! Now you’re gonna take a circle cookie cutter,and I just press down on the top of the circle, like so. Then I take off the excess, and I’m gonnacut on the wood line to make the door. Ta-da! And that’s how you get your little castledoor. Now we’re gonna make the peaks of the tower. I’ve already made one here so you can seewhat they look like. And they just sit right on top of our littlepillar, yeah, look how cute that is! This is chocolate flavored fondant that I’musing. And it is yummy, and it smells so good! OK, so I’m just taking, this is dark chocolatefondant, just gonna lay it down. Then roll it out. And then the first thing I did to build theselittle peaks is take a teeny little circle cookie cutter. A littleteeny one! Dew-dew-dew-dew-dew! Cut out a little circle, I’ll put him righthere. And then with this excess I’m just rollingit, so it’ll make a good shape. And then I just go pew-pew-pew, haha, lookslike a Hershey’s Kiss! OK, then I’m gonna put it on top, of thislittle circle, and then for the last, final step, to make it look very smooth,I’m gonna cut a straight edge, cut another edge, and then I’m just gonnawrap it all the way around, on the outside so that it’s really smooth andseamless. In the back you’ll have all the excess,like that, I’m just gonna cut it off, don’t need it! Just pinch it together, pinch, pinch, pinch! Now we’re gonna make these little windows,they go on all of these pillars. Isn’t that so cute?!? I just left a stripthat we cut earlier, and again just press down with the top of the cookie cutter, andthen cut straight and cut across. Da-new! Easy-peasy! And you’re just gonna make 7of these. I just took the cake out of the freezer, andnow you’re gonna take this big chunk of gray fondant, I put it on top ofthe wax paper, and we’re gonna roll it out and then put it on top of thecake. Ergh! Errrrrrrrr! Once you got your fondant rolled out you’regonna take this big plastic rolling pin, I like these for working with fondant, andyou’re just gonna lightly roll it, just like we did the pillars, just roll, roll,roll, roll, roll! To pick up the fondant, bring it over, andgently roll it on top. Now what you’re gonna do is gently pressthe fondant against the cake. The frosting will act like glue so it willstick to the fondant, and then you’re gonna cut off the excessfondant at the bottom of the cake. Now that we’ve got the fondant on top ofthe cake, ba-dew! Like that! You’re gonna take your stone mold, and I’mgonna press… Firmly… Errrrgh! It right into the fondant. I just finished the stone texture, I justput it on all of the sides, I’m gonna leave the top nice and sch-mooth! And now, I’m gonna take green vanilla-buttercreamfrosting… And I’m just gonna paint the cake tray sothat it looks like grass. Just finished all of the grass, and now we’regonna assemble all of our castle pieces together, and place them. And the reason I did the grass is becausethis frosting is really sticky… So when you place a column down, errrp! Itwill stick, really, really easy! And it looks pretty cool! Ta-da! Here is our Castle Cake! It’s all done! These looks so cool! We’ve got our pillars,all This ones a little bit shorter up here, Ilove the little detail work, I added little handles and stuff, I hope youguys like it! And, I’ve decided this cake is gonna bea Princess Peach Castle Cake. I’ve got my little Princess Peach figurines,and this is how you can make your cake look like anything. You can throw a Dragon on it, you can throwa Red Wedding on it! Hahaha! That’s a game of thrones joke! OK, so we, look! We got little Princess Peachup here, and maybe she’s with Mario and he’s like, “Woo-hoo! Oh yeah!” And then Bowser’s down here like, “Ah,dang it! I’m not invited! Hey, uh, Peach you should, like, totally come down here andI won’t capture you I promise!” “OK, that sounds safe, ’scuse me Mario.OH NO! I get captured again!” I hope you guys liked the episode, thanksfor watching, if you have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, pleaselet me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen! OK, thanks you guys! Bye-bye! Look it, how does he… It’s a me! It’s a me! Mario! It’s me! Mari - RO! Ba-ha-ha!