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Tangled Cake: Rapunzels tower

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Rapunzels tower

Created in this Craftsy Course

Designer Handbag Cakes taught by Elisa Strauss

Have your handbag and eat it too! Let celebrity cake designer Elisa Strauss teach you to sculpt and decorate an unbelievably realistic couture handbag from cake.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Gum Paste, Fondant, Buttercream
Style Whimsical
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What was your source for this recipe? Family Recipe

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I know this isn't a handbag, but I used all of the tips and processes in this class to construct this Tangled Cake! It was carved from stacked 6" cakes filled with buttercream. I used fondarific sugarpaste to cover the cake and beau flower paste for the roof, tiles and small decorations. I was in a rush and ran out of cake for the top section so this is a polystyrene dummy inside!

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What are you most proud of? The walls and roof of the tower!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use fondarific to give you extra working time and create great impressions which don't crack when they're bent round the cake. I think you can also add glycerine to standard sugarpaste to achieve the same result as fondarific isn't easily available in the UK.

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This is a fantastic class! All the processes can be used to create any sculpted or stacked cake. I found the demonstrations using foam board, the small serated knife for carving and introduction to fondarific and impressions especially useful. I now use Elysa's method for crumb coating and then buttercream coating for all my cakes and it gives a perfect finish every time! Lots of little light-bulb moments for me, helping to perfect methods I was already using. Exactly what I was looking for - thank you!

06/30/2014 Flag