Monday, October 10, 2011

Tangled Inspired Rapunzel Cupcake Stand

This is by far the most fun I have ever had making and creating a cupcake tower. This Tangled inspired Rapunzel tower is all edible (minus the foam base) composed of Rice Krispie treats and tinted fondant!

For those of you that would like to make this yourself, which I KNOW you totally can,  here is an abridged version on how to make this. If you need any help or have questions, you can email me also.

 To make Rapunzel's tower I first made a batch of rice krispie treats and molded them into the shapes I would need. This is the naked tower, before all the fun began! I inserted a wooden dowel through the whole of the tower to help it stay stable,once it was placed on top of the cupcake stand!

These are all separate shapes I made using everyday kitchen stuff. The bottom portion was made using a cylindrical plastic holder I had. To cover each piece, I first crumb coated it in butter cream frosting, rolled out my white fondant and carefully covered each piece. Since it is supposed to have a grainy, stone look, I didn't smooth it out a great deal.

For the bottom part of the tower I wrapped, half of it in a gray fondant since this is where the stones would go, and I didn't want the white to peak through. To make the stones, I simply made two shades of gray fondant, rolled them into imperfect ball or varying sizes and squooshed each one flat. To attach I used a dab of corn syrup.

When this was finished I added on the middle part that Rapunzel's tower rests on. With brown tinted fondant I simply cut out strips and rolled them up and attached them to the tower. I did basically the same thing for the tower portion, except they were straight strips and the rolled ones around Rapunzel's window were just larger rolled fondant strips.

For the roof I rolled out a piece of blue fondant and wrapped it around a sugar cone to hold it's shape. Then with a purple and blue tinted fondant I cut haphazard tiles to build the roof tower.

I used mostly purple fondant, but threw in a blue tile every here and there to break it up a bit.

Since I have never made any type of fondant figures, I was terrified of making Rapunzel's face. I was going to chicken out and just have here hair be shown, but took a chance and was surprised that I did so well. To make her face, all I did was roll out a ball and pinch it on top, rolled a really, really small ball for her nose and attached two pieces of black fondant for her eyes. 

For her arms, I just rolled out a longer piece of fondant and shaped it to appear as though she was leaning on the ledge of her tower window. Her hair is simply, yellow fondant, rolled really thin and draped down the tower.

On the very bottom of the tower is a round piece of foam I covered in green fondant. I used it just to keep it all together. I placed a few rolled fondant rocks around the bottom of the tower and finished the whole thing off with a green gingham ribbon and purple fondant flowers.

Lastly, since this was a cupcake stand, I added in the cupcakes :) Chocolate and vanilla flavored with vanilla butter cream frosting, adorned with purple fondant flowers! 

This was the first of what I hope to be many inspired cupcake stands!!!

Hope you enjoyed this!!

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