Here is Elisabeth's princess castle cake, and boy am I glad that it's done :). No, I really do enjoy cake decorating and it's especially fun to try new things (the towers on this cake were new to me as were the starburst candy roses...normally I just make roses with the icing), but like I was telling Gina the other day, I probably wouldn't recreate this cake unless it was for a paid customer. The entire project(including baking time) probably took nearly 10 hours, though luckily I started a week ago and was able to do it over several days.
Here are the details on the cake for anyone who is interested:
I used 5 funfetti cake box mixes and made about 5 batches of buttercream icing. The cake is covered in buttercream and the grass and shell borders, the vines, leaves, rose buds and a couple other little details are also in buttercream. The door, windows and balls on the tops of towers are made in fondant, the banners are construction paper, the big roses are made from starburst candy, we used princess cake topper figurines (thanks Lori and Cameron), and the top border of both cakes I used marshmallows. The towers are made from a toilet paper roll with a cake cone inside and a sugar cone on top, frosted in buttercream. I added pink sprinkles on the sugar cones and the toilet paper roll and cake cone were covered in white fondant. I used a 12x12 square cake pan for the bottom and the top tier is a 9 inch circle.