So I spent a large part of this weekend making a cake for my neighbour’s adorable daughter, Valerie. She was turning five, and desperately wanted a Rapunzel party. Kids are happy with any cake, any celebration, of course. They’re awesome and really easy to please that way. But when you can create something really special, the kids can tell. I love being able to do that for a child.
I have to say, I had a lot of fun making this cake. I got to try a few new techniques that I have been wanting to do, and had fun learning as I went along. What would a Rapunzel cake be without the tower? I molded this tower out of rice krispy treats, and covered it in fondant. I saw that on Cake Boss one time, so I thought I’d try it. However, I don’t remember the Cake Boss telling me that rice krispies are HEAVY ..wow, so when I put the tower on the cake, the cake collapsed. So, that sucked. Anyhow, try #2. I put the tower on the cake board next to the cake, rather than on top. Was still a bit wobbly, but it made it across the street. It got some raindrops on it, so that was disappointing after all that detail, but oh well, can’t control everything.
The cascade of hair was fondant with gumtex. I used my son’s plado device “thingy”, then brushed it with some gold luster dust.
A few final touches with some candy rocks, piped grass, and fondant flowers made it a fairy tale ending.