Monday, January 24, 2011

"Tangled" Rapunzel Cupcakes & Mini Cake





These cupcakes and mini cake were for a 4 year old girl's birthday. Needless to say, my daughter has now decided SHE wants a Rapunzel birthday party too. (This will change weekly until April).

The cupcakes were vanilla and chocolate chocolate chip cake with vanilla butter cream icing. For Rapunzel, I piped her golden hair with butter cream icing and added a fondant face that I cut out and drew by hand. For Pascal (her little chameleon friend), I piped green butter cream bodies, curly tails, and 3-toed hands. Then I topped that with a fondant head with hand drawn details, and finished him off with some piped green eyelids and scales on his back.

I made the mini cake as a special cake for the birthday girl. I started with a 4" vanilla cake topped with a small dome shaped cake that formed her skirt. Then, like the old Wilton barbie toppers (little doll torsos on a stick), I hand molded the top half of Rapunzel out of skin tone fondant and put it on a stick. Once she dried, I drew in the details on her face and covered her with a fondant dress. For the final touch, I piped on buttercream hair that cascaded down the whole cake. It took way more time than I had anticipated, but when I get an idea in my head, I have to try it out. Lucky I have some practice now, since my own daughter will most likely request 13 mini cakes with every Disney princess represented. Maybe I should start the fondant now...

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi, I'm in Knoxville, TN...I make cakes too and often spend hours online just looking. I'm absolutely in love with the Tangled cupcakes. Very clever!

Anonymous said...

Why can't you be in NJ????? :(

Candy Nava said...

Jennifer i really like the work u did with fondant. Im having a tangled party.for ny baby as well.. i live in nc. Do u think u can make the fondant art for me, And ship them And i will pay for all the ingredients that u nd n shipping of course. Ill check bk here.. Thank you