I thought I would do another little tutorial today, I wanted to keep it relatively simple so that people of all levels could have a go, this is the simplest castle I make, it is really quick to do and therefore inexpensive.
I'll show you a very slightly more complex castle at the end, once you have the technique down you can go crazy, I love adding brick work detail, ivy and shutter style windows. I have shown you a few different colours, I think the chocolate one is very nearly a haunted house and with Halloween on the way we should all start practising those. I love Halloween by the way.
1. Take your chosen colour of fondant and roll out 6 balls, 1 x 9g ball, 1 x 5g ball, 2 x 3g balls and 2 x 1.8g balls.
2. Take the largest 9g ball and roll into a cylinder shape.
3. Take your next 5g ball and shape this into a cone, ensure the flat base of the cone is slightly larger than the top of your cylinder.
4. Affix the cone to the top of your cylinder using edible glue or a damp paint brush.
5. Take your two 3g balls and roll into small cylinder shapes.
6. Make your final 1.8g balls into cone shapes and affix these to the top of your small cylinder. You can now affix your smaller cylinders to the large one, I always place my on the sides but slightly to the front. See Image 9.
7. Roll out a small piece of fondant in a contrasting colour and cut out a small door shape, about 1cm in height. Using the blunt side of a sharp knife push a line into the centre of your door to create the point where the doors meet. If you wish add horizontal lines across the door to create a panelled look. Affix to the central cylinder of your castle as shown in Image 11.
8. Using the same colour as the door cut to small round or square windows, using the blunt side of your knife push a cross into each round as shown in Image 12. Affix these to your smaller cylinders as shown above.
You can add as many windows or doors as you wish.
You can see in the pictures above and below I have made another castle with a shorter central cylinder and four smaller cylinders, you can make this exactly as above, just make 4 x 3g balls and 4 x 1.8g balls.
If you have any questions or anything just ask, I hope your liking my tutorials and finding them helpful, I would love to see your castles if you do give them a go, so please send links and pictures.
I wanted to say a huge thank you to all my wonderful followers, I can't believe I have so many! I remember when I had 4 and one of those was my mum! Baby Love remarked a while back (when I had about 40 followers), that if you really were following me you wouldn't all be able to fit in the kitchen anymore, this had me in stitches, I love that this is how he pictures it.
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