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Miniature Castle Cakes

 Miniature Castle Cakes
You can easily make several of these pretty palaces with a boxed cake mix, canned frosting and a few common confections. Grab a goblet of milk and enjoy one with your prince of princess.
6 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/2 cups vanilla frosting
  • 2 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
  • 21 chocolate nonpareil candies
  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 drop blue food coloring
  • 3 sticks Fruit Stripe gum
  • 6 small ice cream sugar cones
  • 6 round wooden toothpicks


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into a
  • greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan and six greased muffin cups. Bake
  • at 350° for 20-30 minutes for cake and 15-18 minutes for
  • cupcakes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes for 5
  • minutes and cake for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks.
  • Cut the cake into six square pieces; place on serving plates. Frost
  • cake top and sides. Position a cupcake on top of each; frost
  • cupcakes.
  • For drawbridge, divide each candy bar into four three-piece sections.
  • Center one section on one side of each cake; gently press into cake.
  • Divide the two remaining chocolate sections into three pieces; place

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Miniature Castle Cakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • one piece above each drawbridge for door. Cut three nonpareil
  • candies in half; arrange a half circle above each door. Press
  • pretzels into cake on each side of bridge.
  • In a resealable plastic bag, shake coconut and food coloring until
  • coconut is evenly colored. Sprinkle around bases of castles to
  • represent water in the moat. Cut each stick of gum in half
  • widthwise; cut one end to form a flag. Insert toothpick into gum.
  • Trim sugar cone tips; insert flags into cones.
  • Place a nonpareil candy on two sides of each cupcake for windows.
  • Frost backs of remaining candies; place one on the front of each
  • cone. Position cones on cupcakes. Yield: 6 cakes.