PBS KidsZOOM Home Back to Activity
Castle Cake

This recipe was sent to us by: 
Catherine and Cletus of Pittsburgh, PA
A cake fit for a king or queen!

43.7% of ZOOMers say
this recipe is lovely

Next Recipe next
Castle Cake

Here's what you will need to make it:

  • 9 x 13 inch sheet cake for the main building (the cake can be homemade or from a mix).

  • two cans of store-bought frosting or three cups of homemade frosting to paint your castle

  • two cupcakes - you can make them using some of the batter you used to make the cake. They will be the towers.

  • four chocolate bars that break into sections

  • a vanilla cookie

  • 1/2 of a graham cracker

  • blue construction paper for a moat

  • knife

  • rubber spatula for frosting

  • warm water in a cup for spatula

Here's what you have to do:

1. Check with a grown-up before you start this.

2. Cut the sheet cake in half the short way. Now frost the top of one of the halves. The frosting is the glue that keeps the two halves of the cake together.

3. Take the second half, flip it upside down, and put it on top of the other half. So, now the flat bottom of the other half becomes the roof of the castle.

4. Now, to frost your castle: The easiest way to frost the sides is to start at the bottom and work your way to the top of the cake.

5. Fill in the gaps between the two layers of the cake with frosting. Frost the sides so that the spaces between the cakes don't show from the outside.

6. Now it's time to decorate. First, add the two cupcakes on top to be towers. Frost them to match the rest of the castle.

7. You can decorate your castle cake with whatever you want. On the show, we used chocolate bars for the edges of the towers and a half of a vanilla cookie for a door.

8. You could also use half a graham cracker for a drawbridge so that the person living in the castle can cross over the castle's moat. And you could put a piece of blue paper around the cake for the moat.

9. Whatever you do, make it royal! Bon Appetit!

not yet implemented