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  • Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon

  • and I have a really exciting surprise for you today.

  • Not only am going to show you how to make this castle cake.

  • But I am also going to show you my new app. That's right I made you an app just for you

  • ` What you do is print out your flag and stick

  • it somewhere on top of your castle. Open up the surprise cakes app, press here, line up

  • the rectangle with the flag and check this out you have 3D fireworks over the top of

  • you castle. Wow that's so cool. Once it is locked on you can move back and around as

  • long as the flag is still in view somewhere on the screen the fireworks show will continue.

  • You can even take photos with the birthday girl in the background.

  • You guys were asking for cakes that were simple to make but still impressive, so with this

  • app you can stick the flag onto just a cupcake and still surprise your friends. Or how about

  • a chocolate sydney harbour bridge. I will be adding more animations to the app

  • over time, so go to the app store or google play store and get the Surprise cakes app

  • while its still at the special launch price. And I'll show you some more footage at the

  • end

  • Now onto making the castle itself. You will need to bake double batch of the rich chocolate

  • cake recipe in four trays. And two quantities of buttercream. Spread the buttercream between

  • the layers and stack your cakes. Then you want the trim each side to make the edges

  • nice and straight. The cake and frosting recipes and tin sizes and all of those details are

  • written up on the website howtocookthat.net, there is a link in the description just below

  • the video.

  • Next trim off the corners so we have room for our corner towers to sit. Then cover the

  • whole thing in a smooth layer of frosting. If you place your cake board onto a plate

  • you'll find it makes it easier to turn the cake as you are coating it because you can

  • get your fingers underneath to help turn it around. Once you've covered it place the whole

  • thing in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up.

  • Measure the height of the side of the cake, we want the base of the cones on top of our

  • towers to sit about 2 cm above the height of the cake.

  • Put your mini ice cream cone onto the chocolate bar and line it up with where you measured

  • for the base of the cone to be. Then add a second chocolate bar and trim it to make it

  • the right height. We want four towers this height so cut your other bars to match.

  • Now warm a saucepan on the stove top and quickly press one end of the chocolate bar onto the

  • base of the hot pan to melt a little bit of the chocolate. Then push it onto the other

  • bar to join it together. You can use whatever chocolate bars you like

  • for this as long as they are firm enough to hold their shape when they are cut. Obviously

  • if you choose lumpy bars the towers will look lumpy instead of smooth. But that can be a

  • nice customization Then we also want turrets to go on top of the cake so trim the remaining

  • chocolate bars to the height you want them, I am making two short ones, two medium ones

  • and one taller one to go in the middle.

  • Roll out your fondant fairly thinly, if it is sticking to the rolling pin put some spray

  • oil onto the rolling pin and rub it on and roll it again. Trim the fondant to match the

  • height of your chocolate bar. Then wrap it up just like you are making a sausage roll.

  • Before it rolls all the way around trim the excess fondant off and then roll it up and

  • gently push down to seal the ends together.

  • Now find something in your kitchen that has a good skinny rectangle shape and use it to

  • make an indent for the windows.

  • Ice-cream cones are perfect for the conical spires on top of the turrets. But if you leave

  • them plain or just put frosting on them they go stale or soggy. To keep them crispy and

  • yummy, fill up the cones up with compound chocolate and then immediately tip it out,

  • this leaves a nice layer all over the inside. Then dip the end into the chocolate and leave

  • it to set on a piece of baking paper, we need 9 of these.

  • Compound chocolate is any chocolate or melts that have vegetable oil in them so it sets

  • firmly at room temperature without needing to be tempered.

  • Once they are set cover the outside of the cone in chocolate and leave them again to

  • set.

  • Once they are dry take some edible purple luster dust and a dry paint brush and dust

  • it all over the cones to make them shine. Now roll out some dark coloured fondant and

  • trim it to the size of your windows, you will need 17 of these little rectangles. Then dust

  • those with the same purple luster that you used on the cones.

  • Brush a tiny bit of water into the window cavity and add the dark fondant and gently

  • push it into place.

  • To make the flag take one of the cones and using a serrated knife cut the very end of

  • it off it and using the tip of the knife make sure there is a hole through the chocolate

  • and check your lolli pop stick fits. Print out your flag, cut it out, fold it in half

  • then open it up and add some glue then glue it onto the stick. You can colour your flag

  • in and add whatever word you like in the middle, just make sure your colouring is not too dark

  • or it will make it hard for the app to recognize, so it is probably best just to use pencils.

  • Place the flag into the top.

  • To make your castle door roll out some brown fondant, use your ruler to cut straight sides

  • then about 3/4 of the way up mark each side. Find the middle at the top and mark that then

  • using your pizza cutter curve around to join the two marks that you just made. Then push

  • down in the centre to make it two doors. Then use your ruler and a knife to gently indent

  • straight lines your not trying to cut it through just make an indent to make it look like planks

  • of wood. Now take you knife and gently draw a shape

  • for a knot in the wood and then run a long slightly curved line around the knot and up

  • to the end, then make more lines just following the shape of the first one you did and you

  • have a wood grain pattern on your door. Now take something small and round and make

  • indents to look like nail holes the at the top and bottom of each plank of wood.

  • To make the handles of our door we are going to roll out some black fondant, use a drinking

  • straw to cut out two circles. Then roll a thin snake, wrap it around the end of the

  • straw and slide it off, you'll need two of those. Then brush them with silver luster.

  • Place the circles onto the door just at the right handle height, put a tiny dab of water

  • onto each and then add the handles on top and leave that aside to firm up.

  • To make flowers for your cake you can use a flower plunger cutter like this one. All

  • you do is press the cutter into the fondant and then push on the plunger to get it out

  • of the cutter, this is nice and quick if you have a lot of flowers to make it is worth

  • while investing in. Then you can just roll a tiny ball of a contrasting colour and place

  • it in the middle of each one. If you don't have a cutter or you only want a few flowers

  • you can cut 5 circles using a drinking straw, place them together in a flower shape and

  • then add the other colour to the middle. That look just as good it just takes a bit longer

  • Now for a few leaves cut out a leaf shape from the green fondant place an indent down

  • the middle and a few little indents along one side.

  • Measure the top of your cake and roll out some pink fondant to be slightly bigger than

  • the cake. Put it on top and smooth the edges over the corners. Now measure the front of

  • the castle. You want the fondant to over lap into the middle of the corner sections and

  • you also want it to be slightly taller at the top.

  • Cut the fondant to the right size and then using a small square cutter cut pieces out

  • of the top, I'm using a ruler to me straight going along so it's not going up and down.

  • And you can make your own cutters, see the twitter dessert video for instructions on

  • how to do that. Slide something flexible but firm under your baking paper and use it to

  • help you place the fondant onto the side of your cake smoothly. Then carefully remove

  • your baking paper and wrap the fondant around on the corners of the cake. It does not matter

  • if they do not join because our towers are going to cover that up anyway. To support

  • the top of the walls while they are setting and keep them nice and straight wrap some

  • baking paper around some cardboard and support it in place using some toothpicks.

  • Once you've added all of your walls put a small amount of water onto the corners and

  • add your corner towers. Gently put the door into place and make two more indents for windows

  • on the front and side and the back walls then add the darker fondant just like we did on

  • the towers to make the windows stand out.

  • Add some of your cake off cuts around the tower and spread some frosting onto the board

  • and over that cake that you've just added. Then you can roll out some green fondant and

  • place it over the top, tucking it around the cake bits that you added on.

  • Now take some grey fondant and add a pathway coming out from the front door. If you want

  • it to look like stones just roll some balls of fondant and squash them onto the path.

  • Then trim off the excess path wrapping it around under the board. Add a few more fondant

  • rocks around the grass and on the edge of the path, then add your flowers and leaves

  • to make it look pretty. Remove your toothpicks and cardboard supports

  • from the top of the cake.

  • Add the cones to the top of each tower and the turrets. Then add the turrets onto the

  • top pushing them down slightly into the top of the cake. And your cake is ready. Open

  • up the surprise cakes app and let the magic begin.

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