3beautygirls Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 2:00pm
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Okay ladies, I need your advice, I would like to make this tower Rapunzel cake for my daughter's birthday next month.

This is what it looks like...

http://doodle-cakes.com/2012/03/abigails-rapunzel-cake/

So I was thinking of making the top of the tower out of a 6" round, but how should I make the roof? Should it be rice crispy treat or should i just be molded fondant... and for the tower part should that be cake too or something more sturdy?

The cake is beautiful, I"m not sure I can do it quite as nicely, but I love a good challenge LOL

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mbranko24 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 6:12pm
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I have done a similar cake. For the top, I actually used a 6 inch round dumm, because I needed so long to decorate the top. Since I used a dummy, I covered it in the tan/ brown fondant and from there used RKT to shape the tower. Once I completed that, I used a small rectangular cutter and cut out tiles, using a 50/50 combo of Gumpaste and fondant. I attached each "tile" using a small dab of royal icing. I started at the bottom, and worked my way around until I reached the top.

Hope that helps. Please feel free to ask any other questions.

Good luck.

poohsmomma Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 11:07pm
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I've done something similar twice. I used PVC pipe for the tower, a styrofoam piece for the top piece, and RKT for the roof base. Like mbranko24, I wanted lots of time to work on the towers/house. I covered my PVC tower with fondant and used an impression mat for bricks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/6082889352/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/5728368310/in/photostream

DanaG21 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 11:25pm
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The roof looks like you could use an upside down icecream cone or if you need something bigger you could use a styrofoam cone then attach the fondant/gumpaste to that? RKT would work as well I just think they slump somewhat with the weight of the fondant. Good luck!

3beautygirls Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 11:40pm
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Thanks for the suggestions and advice ladies!

I'll let you know how it goes... icon_smile.gif

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 11:47pm
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I vote ice cream cone! thumbs_up.gif

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 11:50pm
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When I did this cake, I used a threaded steel rod, and I used 2 batches of rice cereal treats, but after I set the top on, I thought it was too skinny, and should've used 4 batches or more. icon_cry.gif Just an FYI icon_wink.gif

cakecraving Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 5:00am
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I did a cake like this it is in my profile. I used RK for the tower roof and base. It was pretty easy and sturdy.

Crazy-Gray Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 8:05am
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Hiya I added a little tutorial image to the entirely RKT tower I made- you can see it in my gallery, its the last image in the set Rapunzel's tower icon_smile.gif hope it helps

3beautygirls Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 1:03pm
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray

Hiya I added a little tutorial image to the entirely RKT tower I made- you can see it in my gallery, its the last image in the set Rapunzel's tower icon_smile.gif hope it helps




Thank you, that tutorial is so clear! I can't wait to try this... thanks for the help! icon_smile.gif

JoJoBakesCakes Posted 19 Sep 2012 , 7:16pm

Hi All,
New to CakeCentral after reading some wonderful advice on these forums! icon_smile.gif

Thank you to Crazy-Gray for the wonderful pictures and tutorial, your cake is beautiful!
I am to make one of these in a few weeks and plan to follow your tutorial.
I was wondering if anyone had followed it, and how they found it?

How much time would you say it takes...more so for the tower?
I have never worked with RKT before, what is the recommended recipe? I have read about using butter/marg and not using it? How long to these moulded and/or covered keep for...to still be edible?

Also I was wondering what the approximate diameter of the tower is and how tall...from cake/board to tip of tower?

Sorry to bombard with questions, I want to try and do a great job and i'm a little worried about the rkt and the tower keeping sturdy and secure....and upright!?!

Thanks so so much for any and all help.

Jo x

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