Rapunzel Tower Cake, Inspired by the Disney movie Tangled
This was definitely my most challenging cake to date. A good friend asked if I could make a cake for his friend’s daughter’s birthday, and she loves the movie Tangled. He wanted the tower, and I immediately knew this would be a tricky cake. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, and I can honestly say I put more than 40 hours into this very detailed cake.
I started out at Target, in the kid’s book section. I found a “Read-Aloud Storybook” with a bonus insert poster of the tower! Jackpot! Then it was on to Home Depot for some hardware… a large wooden base, pipe, flanges. The cake center is chocolate with chocolate frosting. The pipe is covered in cereal treats and that is covered with modeling chocolate. The roof is also formed cereal treats, and then decorated with hundreds of tiny tiles. All of the decoration is made from gum paste and fondant. I then hand painted the piece, and piped the greenery and flowers.
This cake really challenged me and got me out of my comfort zone. I’m glad I did it… and I’m glad it’s done! And the little girl that it went to absolutely went crazy over it… that’s what it’s all about.