This storybook castle cake was completely done in buttercream. The more I do buttercream cakes, especially sculpted ones, the more I come to dread them, simply because they are so unforgiving! Both the book portion and the castle portion were a deep dark chocolate cake, which is one of my moister recipes, filled with chocolate ganache. With the cake being so moist it was already hard to sculpt, but I think the hardest part was getting the castle onto the book without messing up the buttercream and the brick texture I had tried to make on it. Anyhow, the flaws were able to be covered up with more buttercream (grass and bead border) and turned out fine. The purple looks a lot bluer in this picture, but the turrets were covered in purple cake sparkles and really "fancied" it up!