Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The cost of a Princess Castle Cake

My daughter, Kierstynne, decided that she wanted a princess castle cake for her 5th birthday. Ok..didn't seem like an issue. We went to the grocery store to check on them and as I picked myself up off the floor after realizing they wanted $50 for a cake, I thought, "Hey, I can make her a cake for less that that." I went to Michael's and they had a castle set for $20. It included all the towers, turrets, windows, the door and the gable. I already had the pans and I could make the cake from scratch. The only thing I had to buy was the fondant for the flowers. Well, after 2 days of baking and decorating, I now realize that $50 isn't that bad for a cake...