The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Maria's Tangled Castle Birthday Cake

Well, I wasn't sure at first how I was going to accomplish the latest birthday cake wish but after looking at several finished products on line, I came up with my plan. I used an old Wilton separator set that belonged to mom. I'm not sure if it's even made any more but it's the one with the center post that goes up through the tiers. I made a 14" lower cake and a 10" upper. I started with a batch of rice crispie treats to mold the spire for the top of the castle. I let that set while I iced the two cakes.

I iced the roof in butter cream and used fondant cut into little rectangles to make the shingles and fondant for the small spire over the balcony and the balcony wall.

After I had the top decorated, I formed two more batches of rice crispie treats into two halves to make the tower.

I should have let the two halves set longer than I did because the tower kept wanting to slump down as it set. I ended up wrapping a piece of plastic wrap around the tower to make it stay tight and hold where I wanted it.

I iced the tower with butter cream, decorated it with some vines and flowers and it was finished!

Maria was very pleased with the finished product! Although, as I was decorating, she did let me know when I wasn't making it quite like the picture.

She had a wonderful birthday party with all of our family here.

Happy Birthday Little Princess! We love you very much!


Yesenia said...

You are amazing! What a beautiful cake for a lovely little girl. You have a lot of talent there, Mama :)

Becky said...

Amazing! You did a wonderful job on the cake. I'm sure Maria adored it!

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

Absolutely amazing! I don't think I would have the patience to create that masterpiece. I want to make a helicopter cake for my fiance for his groom's cake. I have to keep the idea of the marshmellow treats to form things.

Eleru said...

I love the cake! I am making one today and trying to get some ideas on them. You are very creative!

I also read through some of your blog concerning your adoption of Nola. How heartbreaking! I was able to live in Ecuador for 6 months and work in orphanages. Its sad that the governments can be so corrupt that they won't allow these precious children of God be adopted into loving families that can take their sorrows away. I was able to see many adoptions while I was in Ecuador and it was such a beautiful thing to see these children finally going home. I pray you will get Nola soon and that you can finally complete your family.

Guatmama said...

What an AMAZING cake! Wowsers!

Ang said...

You are insanely talented! Awesome cake! Will you make mine?

Brittany said...

I been looking for inspiration for the perfect Tangled cake for my daughter's birthday and I think I've found it. It turned out awesome. Thank you so much for posting.

EW&E said...

Thanks for sharing! I am planning a Tangled party for my soon to be 4 year old little girl and couldnt figure out how to make this her a tower cake. Do you mind sharing how you made the balcony?

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