Cake Decorating, Fondant

Disney Rapunzel Cake

April 4, 2017
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Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let down your hair! I am so excited to share how I made this Disney Rapunzel Cake! With all the hype on Belle from Beauty and the Beast, it’s nice to give another Disney Princess a little time in the spot light.

I was commissioned by my client to recreate a Cinderella cake I made for her daughter last year.  Here’s a shot of it:Cinderella-Cake-1So pretty right?! Well this time, her daughter wanted a Rapunzel cake and I was more than happy to take on the challenge.

To start the doll cake skirt, I made 2 8 inch lemon cakes and 2 9 inch lemon cakes.  You can certainly use a dome pan or a doll cake pan but this is all I had on hand.  After baking the layers and letting them cool, I added some lemon simple syrup to all of the cake layers and started building the skirt.  I then cut a 2 inch circle from each layer to create a cavity for the Rapunzel doll’s legs which I wrapped in plastic wrap.  From there, I started stacking the 9 inch cakes first as the base, filled them with strawberry buttercream and ended with the 8 inch cake. I then froze the cake to help the buttercream set up and started carving the skirt shape with a serrated knife.  GO SLOW! I can’t stressed that enough.  You’ll want to do this to avoid taking huge chunks of cake out.  Disney-Rapunzel-Cake-1Once I was happy with the shape, I started to frost the cake starting at the bottom and working my way up until the cake was completed flat iced.Disney-Rapunzel-Cake-2Doesn’t it also look like a beehive? That may be my next cake!

To cover the cake, I rolled out a large piece of light purple fondant to cover half of the cake and repeated the process with the other half.  I then added two white strips of fondant to the sides to hide the seams and got to work on decorating! You can watch the skirt come to life in the video below!

After the cake was full decorated and dried, I added the doll and secured her with an additional piece of fondant around her waist.  After adding the bow to the back of her dress, this Disney Rapunzel cake was ready!Disney-Rapunzel-Cake-4

Disney-Rapunzel-Cake-3Isn’t she pretty?! I also replicated the pattern on the back of the dress and I love how it turned out.  I love the simple floral design and love how nicely it tied in to her top.  Rapunzel is totally following the Spring floral/striped fashion trend!

Let me know what you think in the comments below and stay tuned for more videos like this one!

xo,

Daniella

 

 

 

 

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