Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rapunzel Tower Cupcakes

My daughter really, really LOVES the movie "Tangled".
She owns all the dolls, sings all the songs, quotes all the lines,
and can tell you who does the voice of every character.

When "Beauty and the Beast 3D" came to theaters, she HAD to see it...
because there was a new "Tangled" short before the movie.

We just celebrated her birthday, and you can guess what theme she chose.
I created these Rapunzel tower cupcakes for her party.


I was inspired by these cupcakes at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.
 Want to make some too?

What you will need:
Flat bottom ice cream cups
Sugar cones
Your favorite cupcake recipe
White and purple candy melts
Yellow, green and pink frosting
Yellow moldable candies (Laffy Taffy or Starburst work great)

Directions:
Mix up your cupcake batter.
Place the flat bottomed cups in a muffin tin.
Fill the cups only 1/2 full with batter (this is important!).
Bake as your recipe directs.

 
Melt your candy melts on 50% power in the microwave,
stirring at 30 second intervals until smooth.
(I used mostly white, with a few purple thrown in to make lavender.)
Use a pastry brush to coat the outside of each sugar cone.

 
Place the cones on a sheet of wax paper and let dry.


(I forgot to take a photo of this next part.)
Pipe yellow frosting on top of the cupcakes,
making sure to cover the entire top, all the way out to the edge.
Place a sugar cone on top of each cupcake, pressing down into the frosting.

Pipe some green leaves on your tower (Wilton tip #67).
Add a few pink flowers among the leaves (Wilton tip #16).

Microwave your yellow candies for 5-10 seconds.
Flatten them with a rolling pin and cut out window shapes.
Put a little frosting on the back of each window, and attach them to your towers.


Since we had to transport these cupcakes to the party,
my husband created a custom cupcake carrier (similar to this one) 
using a thick cardboard box.


Best. Birthday. EVER!

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63 comments:

  1. Those are soooo cute! I did a rapunzel party for my youngest last year. I made a tower cake. These are just so cute. Wish I knew how to pipe better to make things like this.

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  2. I love these!!! You did an awesome job. Thanks for the tutorial!!! My girls want to have a Rapunzel party for their 5th birthday this summer. Do you have any other cool ideas or things you did at your daughter's Rapunzel party?

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    1. Thanks! Check out the post (on my family blog) about the party for some ideas...http://talesfromtangerine.blogspot.com/2012/04/ellanys-tangled-birthday-party.html

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  3. These are very cute. Any little girl would love these cupcakes:)

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  4. Seriously. You continue to amaze me! I love it! :)

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  5. So stinkin cute! She looks like shes enjoying it :)

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  6. Fantastic...
    They are fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing <3

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  7. Very cute and unique! I've never seen this done before...wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  8. Those are AMAZING! So pretty. What a sweet girl!

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  9. Robin, they are beautiful and I loved Rapunzel
    Well done!
    Love
    Marialuisa

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  10. Love these cupcakes- so cute! =)

    I love "Tangled" the movie also!

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  11. So cute! I have been wanting to try cupcakes in a come. These are adorable and my boys would love a double cone, not to mention a candy coated one!

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  12. What a wonderfully creative mom you are! Your daughter and her party guests must have loved these!

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your cupcakes are being featured on Menu and Party Idea Round Up! http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=28296
    Thanks for sharing your party cupcake with us at Cast Party Wednesday #38! ---Sheryl---

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  14. These are so clever and you are so talented! Thanks for sharing them at Oh My! Creative!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  15. Just about the cutest thing ever!!! Now I need to find a little girl to make them for! Where on earth did you find the ice cream cones with the scalloped edge!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lizy! I found both kinds of cones at my local ALDI. I love that store! :0)

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  16. This is such an amazing idea. What a great job.

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  17. Oh WOW! These cupcakes are fabulous! I can see why it was the best birthday ever!!
    <3 Christina

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  18. This is a girlie girl cupcake. I love it!

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  19. Love it, need to share with our daughters! So fun! Thanks! Julie

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  20. These are so sweet,my daughter would love them :)

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  21. Those are amazing! I would love for you to link it up at Fantabulous Friday#10 going on now. By linking up, you are entering to win free ad space for the month of May as well! I hope to see you there!

    http://www.littlebeckyhomecky.com/2012/04/fantabulous-friday10/

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  22. I'm looking for ideas for my daughter's upcoming Tangled party. This is a great idea.

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  23. This is really, really lovely! Liz

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  24. I ABSOLUTELY love these! I am going to make some for my munchkins, the three girls anyway(actually the boys will love the tower too)! Thanks so much!

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  25. I literally gasped when I saw these! They're beautiful. I'm going to pin them. I have a little who would love these. Maybe next year... Please come share with my readers if you have a minute. http://rhapsodyofcacophony.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pin-ed-it-made-it-party-0427.html

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  26. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  27. These are SO creative and SO very cute. What a wonderful idea for a birthday.

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  28. Stopping by from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  29. Holy Moly thse are awesome! I can always tell when I think something is really great- my heart starts beating fast. Sooo cute.

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  30. How cute are these!! I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-8.html

    Happy Sunday!

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  31. These are just wonderful!
    You are very talented and very creative.
    I have just subscribed to your posts

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  32. These are fabulous!

    We'd love to see this at our Beautify it Monday link party open now!

    -Four Sisters
    Bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh, my. These are the cutest things I've ever seen. Such a creative idea!

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  34. This is a great project! I love how they turned out. Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

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  35. So cute! I think I like them even better than the inspiration cupcakes...although, they were cute, too!

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  36. Darling! My daughter just walked over and said, "Wow! Can you make those for me tomorrow?" Thanks for sharing! :)

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  37. Looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    I found you via Crazy for Crust's Crazy Sweet Tuesday.
    Michelle

    theonewiththecupcakes.blogspot.com

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  38. These are awesome! Really clever and sweet. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party:)

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  39. these are great. having made the tower cake, this would have been so much easier! LOVE it and will remember this the next time someone asks for a tower cake :)

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  40. Great tutorial!

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  41. Absolute perfection! Your daughter is adorable and I know this just made her birthday so special.

    xo
    Pat

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  42. Very cool idea for a tower cake! Your daughter must love you. Great blog, more power!

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  43. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  44. THANK YOU!!! You have just saved my sanity! One birthday down, one to go! ANy directions for making a pink checkerboard cake with a pink and black zebra theme?

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  45. Absolutely DEVINE!!! Am hoping to make them this week! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. i should have seen this 4 months ago. :) Cute

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  47. What a great idea! I love this!

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  48. Lovce this idea. Your daughter seems to like Tangled. Its a shame I don't lnow her. I am 14 years old and this will be my 2nd Tangled party in October. I love Mnady Mooore. And ZACHARY LEVI. Great idea. love.love.love.

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  49. How long will these stay fresh? I have 2 parties to do one on Tuesday and one on Thursday and would like to get it all done at once.

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  50. Awesome job! Cant wait to (TRY) to make these :)

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  51. This is really cute. I attempted these. Mine did not turn out well, all do to my inept frosting skills LOL. You did a great job!

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