Oh the Pepto-Abysmal Castle... Awful to say the least. Gave me indigestion just looking at it. Even Eisner publicly asked Herb to forgive him for what they did to the castle at the 25th anniversary kickoff ceremony.
Even the concept art of this thing was pretty terrible. From the pictures, I thought they did a nice job of overlaying it so much that it didn't even look like the original building anymore, but the color choice was bad (why not a white and blue cake, make it over to look like a cake version of the original castle, with frosting and flowers everywhere?) but the giant candys and fake-looking candles didn't help. Cake smell is a nice touch, though.
I didn't know they didn't decorate the backside, though. How cheap! They shouldn't have stopped there, they should have redecorated Cindarella's Royal Table with sponge foam and a custard river flowing through.
Maybe it'll be WDW's 50th, or maybe it won't, but don't get too comfortable. CastleCake still waits underneath WDW, lurking to arise once again...