So, I give you the Tangled cake. The birthday girl was delighted and her first comment was, “Oh! The sunshine flower is there!”. Details people. Details.
The way the Tangled story goes, a single drop of sunshine fell to the earth and became a flower with healing powers. Rapunzel’s mom was about to have her baby but was sick, so the flower was sought after, found and made into a soup for the queen. She was healed and delivered a beautiful baby girl with golden hair that would glow when she sang and also had healing powers. Thus the flower.
I did a lot of research on the movie. OK, I watched it 37 times. The stills of the movie were mostly from a distance. I looked at hundreds of Tangled cakes on the internet…took about 5o different pieces of different cakes and tweaked them into the final product. I sketched. And sketched. And measured. And figured. And dreamed about towers for 3 weeks.
Plus….Big Boss helped! I needed some PVC pipe to build the tower on so he graciously cut and presented me with a 14″ piece of 2 1/2″ pipe. I wrapped the pipe with stone imprinted fondant and the pieced stucco fondant over the stone and finished it by cutting out some of the stucco so the stone would show. Whew.
Then I covered an Betty Crocker icing container with fondant, cut out window holes, made window frames backed with rice paper panes, added wood….oh heck, I’d bore you to death with the details, but there were plenty and if you want to know exactly how to build one of these, contact me. I’ll be happy to give away my secrets!!
The challenge was fun and I’ve already changed some things since the party. I had too much green ivy, not enough flowers on the ivy and the hole for the aqua window seat windows was too small…no light was getting in. So I enlarged that.
One of the things my college art prof told us was that the hardest part of any artistic creation was knowing when to quit..when to leave it alone…knowing when to walk away. It’s hard. Really hard.