The party theme was based on the latest Disney movie Tangled. Of course there was one thing the cake absolutely HAD to have and that was a tower. And so I set off to build a tower and make a cake that would be just as special as the birthday girl!
I always learn something new when I make a cake and this one was no exception. It was the first time I had constructed this type of tower, which I made with rice cereal treats. I really love working with this stuff. It can be shaped and molded into pretty much anything and is much sturdier than cake alone.
I used two empty Crystal Light canisters as a mold to shape the treats into the tower shape, coated it with melted candy melts to hold it all together and then covered it in homemade marshmallow fondant. All the decorations on the cake are made from the marshmallow fondant. I do use ready-made fondant at times (typically for darker colors), but the homemade version is simple to make, way less expensive and yummy as well (hello...marshmallows & sugar...yum!).
And in case you are wondering...yes, it is completely edible. I received a text with a picture showing that no part of the cake went to waste as the tower was being sliced and eaten (and I quote) "like salami"!
For me, adding the finishing details is always fun and the part of decorating a cake that I look forward to the most!
My friend Sheila is a talented photographer and a crafty mom who knows how to put together a great party. You can check out her blog for pictures of her fabulous Tangled party at Sheila Sierra Photography!