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!

3685bf92-5240-11e0-b7c0-000f20980440 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