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Coolest Homemade Tangled Rapunzel Birthday Cake

I made this Tangled Rapunzel birthday cake for my beloved daughter’s 5 yr’s old birthday with all her favorite stuff – her favorite princess, fruit & M&M. This is a simple to make cake and for a person who know nothing ‘bout baking that started her 1st ever butter cake baking only in Nov 2011, I’m glad that I can make this for her. And, if I can do this, am sure everyone else could and would be able to do it even better.

This is how I prepared the cake:

I made the vanilla cake followed a recipe from The Joy of Baking and bake it in two 8” round pans for a layer cake that stuffed with grape slices and a thin frosting in between of the layer. I personally like cakes with fruit and think that it would be a healthier and yummier cake especially for kids. I decided to use purple color for the frosting since Rapunzel color is purple and it goes well with grapes too. I used the purple gel paste food coloring to make the purple frosting.

To complete the Rapunzel theme, I wanted to have a tower on the cake and did some research on internet, found that those tower making are too challenging for me who is not a pro in baking and know nothing ‘bout fondant. Hence, I decided to make use of anything I can find at home to make the tower. Luckily I came across the pepper shaker and ice-cream cone in my daughter’s kitchen play-set and I used those to make the tower wrapped with a green color string and paste some flower stickers from my daughter’s sticker book to make it the tower feel. I made a cupcake for the tower base to make the tower look taller on the cake. Then, I used the yellow color icing writer from Wilton to extend the Rapunzel hair and write my daughter’s name as if the name was designed from Rapunzel’s long hair. I finished the cake deco with the grapes surrounded the top and bottom of the cake, added the M&M candies in between.

Some guests asked where I bought the cake knowing that I don’t really know baking and some even asked where to buy the tower, which made my day! Hope you like this simple cake too.

Homemade Tangled Rapunzel Birthday Cake

Homemade Tangled Rapunzel Birthday Cake

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