Cake by Dawn G., Perth, Australia

The base is a round sponge and the tower is made from a Swiss roll and mini roll. The turret is fondant icing. The ‘brickwork’ is indented using a sharp knife and ivy made using an ivy cutter. I wanted my Rapunzel to be a ‘damsel in distress’ and so gave her the hat.

One can bake the cakes with your best cake recipe but I found it much easier just using ready made cakes.

Cake by Mary Anne C., Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Rapunzel Cake Photo

This cake was for my daughter’s 6th birthday. She wanted a Rapunzel cake, as I had already made her one of those Barbie doll cakes, I was really scratching my head over this one. But I came up with one of the best cake recipe ideas and it was pretty easy to make.

For the tower: All you need to bake are 3 small round cakes. Stick them one on top of the other with butter icing. Cut a relatively deep indentation in the top layer, for the window. Cover with plastic icing coloured a brownish colour, making sure you smooth the plastic icing carefully into the window (it might tear).

Then I "painted" bricks on the wall of the tower using the dry tinter (brown). Colour butter icing green. Using a star nozzle I just piped some "grass" right around the bottom of the tower. I had some left over flowers that I had made for another cake and I placed it here and there on the grass. I had quite an obvious seam where the plastic icing joined so I used the green icing to make a vine going up along the seam, also placing some flowers on the vine.

For the figures: colour some plastic icing flesh colour. Make ball shapes for the head and a tiny ball for the nose and colour in the eyes and mouth with a black felt tip pen. Make the clothes any colour you want. Make a long yellow braid for Rapunzel. The Prince was always falling over, so I made him lean against a rock. I used left over wall to make the rock.

My daughter was quite impressed with result! I must admit, so was I!!!