Christmas Fairy Castle

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 29
Decoration Time: 3 days

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  • 8” Round by 3.5” deep chocolate cake
  • 6” Round by 3.5” deep chocolate cake
  • 4” Round by 3.5” deep chocolate cake


  • 1 kg Dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 10” Round cake drum
  • 3 x 8” Round cake drums
  • 6” Round cake drum
  • 4” Round cake card
  • 6” Round cake card
  • 8” Round cake card


Paints and Dusts

  • Snowflake from Sugarflair
  • Pink shimmer from Sugarflair
  • Silver Satin from Rainbowdust
  • Pearl White from Rainbudust
  • Spring Green from Sugarmill
  • Forget Me Not from Sugarmail
  • Watermelon from Sunflower
  • Navy blue from Sugarmill


  • 2 x 20 gauge wire


  • 17” long by 15mm thick wooden dowel
  • Wilton large straw dowels
  • Icing sugar
  • Tin foil
  • CMC
  • Vodka
  • 12g Dr Oetker gelatin powder
  • Magic sparkle dust
  • 1kg Royal icing
  • Edible glue


  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Sharp cutting knife



  • Pastry brush
  • Size 0 paintbrush


  • Pebble impression mat

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools
  • Sugar shapers

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Pebble impression mat
  • Leather impression mat


  • Pliers
  • Food blender
  • Pasta roller

Learn how to defy gravity, with Paul's magical Christmas creation.

This fairy tale castle is perfect for an elaborate festive celebration and can be easily adapted to work as a wedding cake. You'll definitely have heads turning, with this cake in the middle of the room.

This tutorial is full of brilliant techniques, including advanced modelling, creating edible clothes, dust work, working with impression, making a gravity defying structure, creating lovely textures and more. By simply changing the models, the colour scheme or the finish of the bottom of the cake you can create a memorable design to suit all occasions. This tutorial is suitable for intermediate or advanced cake designers.

We'd love to see your take on the Christmas Fairy Castle - share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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