I did one of my hardest but very fun cakes by far this weekend. It was for my cousin's daughter's 4th birthday. Her request, a tangled cake. My only regret is that I wish I had taken step by step pictures to show you how this cake came together. Oh well, maybe next time I can get someone to just take pictures of the process for me.
A brief explanation on how I did the cake. I got a 12 inch board which was going to be my base. I then got a 1 1/2 inch pvc pipe cut down to my desired length of the tower. I then attached a flange to the board, that way it was easy to attach my pvc pipe to it. I baked a 10 inch vanilla cake and made a hole where the pvc pipe would go. I frosted and covered it in green fondant and placed it on my base. I then covered the pvc pipe with rice krispies adding more to the top and bottom to give the pipe that tower look. I covered the middle of the pipe in fondant airbrushed to look like brick then placed the pipe between the cake (connected to the flange). When the pipe was connected to the bottom flange I covered the whole pipe in fondant then made tears where I wanted the brick colored fondant to show. Since this cake would be traveling 3 hours to get to its final destination I decided for stability reasons to make the top tower out of rice krispies and not cake. On top of a 6 inch board I made the tower out of rice krispies and the top of of an icecream cone with added fondant to give the the final shape. I covered it all in fondant. I made little fondant squares for the shingles to go on the top of the tower. Just putting on the shingles took about an hour. I then colored the fondant black where my windows were going to be. I then began to add all the buttercream detail like the brown around the tower and the green leaves scattered in groups. I had tiny fondant flowers from a previous cake and added those on to the cake. The trees were out of fondant but I didn't like the way they looked so went over it with buttercream and a leaf tip. Pascal was made out of fondant by my sister then the happy birthday message was added. Now for the last bit to make it an actual tangled cake, I printed out the image of Rapunzel and Flynn out of edible image paper and placed them on the main window. I placed the 6 inch board holding the top of the tower on the pvc pipe and tada it was done.
Without further ado I present to you the tangled tower cake.