This is a beautiful and versatile fairy tale castle cake topper. Made out of modelling chocolate, rice krispies and a marshmallow base, it’s perfect for any sweet toothed princess. Modelling chocolate is a perfect medium for the purpose as seams can be easily smoothed, it keeps shape and will last a long time if kept in a cool dry place. This step by step guide will help you create a birthday princess’s cake topper of her dreams, bring magic to a winter wedding cake or to give a fairy tale themed wedding cake that happily ever after feeling :-)
First of all make your white modelling chocolate from brilliant white 'candy melts' (I buy these usually on Amazon) and rice krispie base which I made using the below recipe on Craftsy website.
1. Cut out and build a foundation for your castle topper from your krispie mix, cover in white choc ganache and let it chill in a fridge for at least 30 min. Take out, let come back to room temperature and cover with sheets of rolled out modelling chocolate. This looks like a dome but it will be covered with towers so the shape of the middle part of the castle is not as significant. Start from the middle by creating the middle roof from modelling chocolate and secure it with a dowel through the middle and a bit of edible glue.
2. Let's start adding your towers! Here I used different sizes of plastic pillar dowel rods (easy to find in cake decorating supplies online) and covered them in sheets of modelling chocolate using edible glue and smoothing tools to seal the seams. Then I attached a mini tower to the side of the tall tower with small amount of edible glue and added pointy roofs.
3. To make the smaller central towers I just used cake dowels wrapped in thick sheets of modelling chocolate and finished them with pointy roofs again. As a finishing touch you can add ridges definition to the towers mini 'balconies'.
4. Next step were the thicker pillar dowel rods that I pushed through the rice krispie base and again covered with modelling chocolate sheet as in step 2. Then I added thicker pieces to the top parts of the towers to create an imitation of tower 'balconies'.
6. For the castle walls I used a simple cut-out technique and attached the strips all along the walls of the castle.
As a last step I created embelishments for the front gate and roofs with modelling chocolate sheet cut-outs of various shapes to add the fairy tale-y look. Oh and a bit of edible glitter flakes to create the sparkly snowy roofs effect :-)