Monday, February 7, 2011


I love it when kids personally ask me to make their birthday cake. My latest little customer is Victoria. A month before her 4th birthday party, she comes up to me and says: "I want a Rapunzel cake with long glowing hair!". And on another occasion, she made sure I would make Rapunzel's dress purple.

"Tangled" is my now new favorite Disney movie. It's funny, not too cheesy, and it's the first movie we watched as a family with my 3 year old. I was excited to do this special cake request but I was nervous at the same time. To make a character's face is difficult. Any person's face for that matter. So lets just say my brain was "tangled" for awhile. One of my favorite parts of the movie was the lantern scene so I went for the braided hair and of course, the lanterns.

Everything in this cake is edible. Well, except for the cake board, light and the stamen. So lets just say it's 99% edible. Rapunzel is made out of rice cereal treats covered with fondant and modeling chocolate. The base is a 12 inch round chocolate cake filled with vanilla buttercream. The lanterns are edible too! Victoria did request for glowing hair so to get as close to a glow, I applied some luster to the hair.

My 3 year old was my critic. When she saw bald Rapunzel, she said she didn't like it. She even showed me a face of Rapunzel! I got nervous! But once the hair was on, she said she likes it. Whew! I hope you all approve of it as well. It's not perfect but I tried my best :)

Happy 4th Birthday Victoria! Thank you for picking me to make your special birthday cake!