Rapunzel Cake

by Melissa Chevrier
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

The Tower

The Tower

The Tower Rapunzel Close Up

This was my first very challenging cake, Rapunzel cake. It was for my neighbour's daughter 5th birthday, and she loves Rapunzel so I thought I would see what I could do.

I started by baking 4 "death by chocolate" cakes (my own recipe) in 6 inch rounds. Baked and cooled I put them in the fridge for easier shaping and cutting. In the mean time I made an additional "death by chocolate" cake in a round Bundt pan. Which I used as the bottom of the cake/hill.

I molded Rapunzel (face and arms) out of Marzipan and put them aside to dry a bit while I whipped up a batch of Orange Cream Buttercream icing. (Nothing tastes better than Orange and Chocolate layered together.) I made a batch of rice cereal treats from which I formed the top of the tower from.

Now that the rounds were semi-frozen I took them out and sliced each round in half, filling with a layer of the Orange Cream Buttercream icing between each. I put 5 skewers in the cake to support it and keep it standing. I cut a window to place Rapunzel in and then crumb coat overall and put back in the fridge to set.

I expanded the hole in the bottom of the Bundt cake I had made (as the base). Placed a bowl in the center on which to support the "Tower" so it would not squish down in the middle of the cake and make the "tower" sag. Crumb coat and placed in the fridge as well.

I made a fresh batch of MM fondant in dark gray, lighter gray, and green. Divided up a batch into pink, purple and yellow (for her hair).

I rolled out the dark gray and covered the tower first, and used the lighter gray to cover the rice cereal treat top of the tower. I then made little river stone shapes to cover the tower in to make it look more realistic. Then attached the top to the tower again with skewers.

I covered the bottom of the Bundt pan with the green fondant to mimic grass, and placed the tower on top. I put Rapunzel in the tower then added her hair cascading down and seeming to become part of the tower.

I finished it off with candy rocks I bought at the local bulk barn, and added some butterflies for effect. We had a very happy little girl when she received her Rapunzel cake, and it tasted delicious! There was none left, down to the rocks.

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Oct 06, 2011
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This is good!
by: G

I like the details

Oct 06, 2011
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Awesome cake
by: Anonymous

good work :)

Oct 05, 2011
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Nicely done
by: Anonymous

Cool idea!

Sep 06, 2011
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yum
by: Anonymous

Yum!

Sep 04, 2011
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Good Endeavour
by: Anonymous

The cake looks great and the process to make it was well thought of.Great job Missy. Sylvia McGuire

Aug 29, 2011
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Cuuuuuute!
by: Amanda Muise

Too cute!

Aug 29, 2011
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WOW
by: HELEN TRAVERS

REALLY GOOD AMAZING

Aug 29, 2011
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Awesome!!!
by: Tag-o-Blam

looks great, wouldn't want to eat it, its a work of art.

Aug 29, 2011
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KICKASS CAKE
by: Anonymous

LOVE IT! SO ORIGINAL.

Aug 28, 2011
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Cool First Cake
by: Stacey

Wow! That's hard work. You're really talented, as I've told you before. Awesome job!

Aug 28, 2011
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Very nice !
by: Thomas

That is a very impresive cake, very nice and sound delicious too ! Love it

Aug 28, 2011
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Flour Power!!!
by: Bob

Looks and sounds delish....never had to digest a tower before, but certainly willing to try. Nice job.

Aug 28, 2011
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Looks Real!
by: Deb

Very nicely done!

Aug 27, 2011
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Love it!
by: Corey

You've got the magic touch :-)

Aug 27, 2011
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Melisas Rapunzel Cake
by: Marg. Fiander

Really a beautiful cake. It looks like an exceptionally challenging cake to decorate. Beautiful job!

Aug 27, 2011
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Great cake
by: Julie

Awesome Cake, love it!

Aug 27, 2011
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love rapunzel
by: Kari

Best cake ever!!

Aug 27, 2011
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WOOT WOOT!
by: Annie

Great job Bella!!

Aug 27, 2011
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LOVE IT!
by: Dorothy

This is awesome! Great job!

Aug 27, 2011
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Epic
by: Mike

Very realistic, must of taken forever to make.
Good job Mel.

Aug 27, 2011
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amazing
by: Danielle Picard

I would have loved to have cake like that when i was young ,but i probably never could have eaten them as i could not have destroyed something so beautifull

Aug 27, 2011
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Wow
by: Elizabeth James

Wow, this is a beautiful piece of Art! I would never want to cut it up and eat it. Its too beautiful! Great Job!

Aug 27, 2011
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A tower of a cake
by: Sebastian

Very beautiful, I love the "walls" in particular, and "Rapunzel." This tower cake almost looks to good to eat.

Aug 26, 2011
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Wow!
by: Nathalie Casey Watson

I've been following your cake making career on Facebook Melissa and this is by far your best one yet! Brilliant and beautiful!! Go Mel!!

Aug 26, 2011
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Lovely Cake
by: Sharron Myers

Beautiful Cake. It turned out really lovely.

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