Thursday, April 12, 2012
Before you even look at the photo, I need to offer a disclaimer...I am not an artist. I am not a sculpter. I just enjoy making things.
My daughter LOVES the Disney movie Tangled and everything Rapunzel. If you haven't seen the movie, stop reading now and go rent or buy the movie and watch it. It is really good.
I made three cakes, iced them, and stacked them up. Round, square, round, decreasing in size. The cakes were box mixes and the icing was store bought, too.
Now here is where the hard part starts. I made Candy Clay in various colors using Wilton Candy Melts. That recipe is for a whole bag of candy melts, but you can scale it down. My calculations have it at 10 candy melts per 1 teaspoon of corn syrup. I used the clay to make a (not-very-pretty) Rapunzel, Pascal the chameleon, a frying pan, a hair brush, my version of the sun symbol, lots of flowers and leaves, and then a Rapunzel-supply of hair. I wrapped the "hair" around all the layers of the cake and then used my super-rusty cursive-writing skills to spell Hannah's name across the front of the cake. (The "6" is the candle, not edible.)
I was a little disappointed in my Rapunzel-sculpting skills, but other than that, I love how it turned out. And most importantly, my daughter thought it was the most awesome cake ever.