Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tangled Cupcake Tower

 Tower, cupcake stand, 24 cupcakes: $65

I made this for a friend of mine's daughter.  Her theme was from the movie Tangled.  I've never seen the movie before, but I scoured the internet for some inspiration.  I saw a tower just like this and I had to recreate it.  I'm so glad I did.

The tower itself was made out of rice krispie treats and an ice cream cone for the pointy top.  I covered it in buttercream and white marshmallow fondant.  The rest of the colored pieces on the tower were made of gumpaste because I had a lot on hand. However, the flowers were made of marshmallow fondant and the vines were green buttercream.

I made the cupcake stand out of 3 different sized cake drums and I found some pink glitter tape in the scrapbooking section at Michael's that was the perfect size to go around the cake drums. In between the cake drums were 2 different sized cake dummies that I wrapped in white satin ribbon and then decorated them with some pink 3D flower stickers.

The cupcakes were simple so it wouldn't clash with the rest of the piece.  I just found some edible glitter to put on top to give them an extra sparkle.

I wish I had more time to make this because I wanted to do so much more. I wanted to do Rapunzel hair to wrap around the whole thing and then make a Pascal to go on the roof. However, I'm pleased with the result and I think Krislyn liked it too.


  1. How did you make the lanterns? They are such an amazing touch!

  2. Thank you so much!! The lanterns were made out of gumpaste that I dyed an ivory color and then I got an edible brown marker and drew some random designs on.

    Thank you so much for checking out my blog!!