Coolest Rapunzel Birthday Cake Design

My six-year-old daughter asked to have a Rapunzel Birthday Cake Design this year. She and I searched for ideas together. She decided she wanted a tower and a river on her cake. I told her I would do my best!

I used a 9×13 white cake to start and covered it in green frosting. Next, I made a batch of rice krispie treats and shaped them into the top of the tower and the hill for my daughter’s river. I used the inside of a funnel (covered in cooking spray) to give me the shape I wanted for the roof. I used ice cream cones stuck end to end with chocolate for the base of the tower. The bottom cone was filled with chocolate to weight it down and give a little support to the tower. I rolled fondant onto the cones after covering them in icing (this was my first experience with fondant).

I used rolled up fondant and chocolates that looked like rocks to cover the base of the tower using icing as the “glue.” I secured the tower to the cake with skewers. For the river, I tinted the fondant blue and placed it on the hill of rice krispie treats. I placed a few of the chocolate rocks near and in the river. I added some depth to the river by mixing blue food coloring and water together. I lightly brushed it onto the blue fondant giving it a wet look. The top of the tower needed to look like Rapunzel’s home, so I covered it in different colored fondant. I cut small rectangles (three different colors that my daughter picked) and I started the shingles at the bottom and added one row at a time using frosting to adhere them to the roof. The same process worked to hold the fondant on the rest of the tower top. I secured the top of the tower with frosting and skewers to the cake.

I covered the visible skewers with frosting, so they looked like vines and leaves. The fondant flowers were added by my daughter. I piped vines, grass and leaves onto the tower and cake. I purchased each of the characters from a toy store and placed them on the cake just before it was time to sing! This is the second year in a row that I’ve done my daughter’s birthday cake and I am hooked. I can’t wait for next year already!

9 thoughts on “Coolest Rapunzel Birthday Cake Design”

  1. Great job Mom, sounds like it was a lot of work! Isn’t it so rewarding to do your own cake for your child! I love how them seem so “impressed” with the effort from Mom!

  2. My daughter has also requested a Rapunzel cake for her birthday. I’m too cheap (read:broke) to pay someone else to do it, and am an avid DIY-er, but was totally at a loss for this one. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  3. This is a great cake! I have been doing my kid’s cakes for the last 9 yrs.My friends and family always love what I come up with.I had to do some research for Tangled cake.I didn’t know how to do a tower.Thanks for some ideas!

  4. What a great idea here, I am going to try this as well, Thank you so much for adding this… i was looking for a Rapunzel cake and this is the best one I have seen… My daughter turns 4 next month, so i dont have much time to plan… Last year was the first year I made her cake, and yes it is very rewarding to see them enjoy what you’ve made for them… thanks again

  5. I cannot find words to tell you, how awesome your cake is, I just love it.
    My daughter is four next week, and of course she loves Rapunzel, but I have no such skills to do this beautiful piece of art.I bought her Rapunzel figurines and hope to do a lot of flowers and put her(Rapunzel) in the middle do a lot of purple and pink probably.


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