Gizmo is a huge fan of Rapunzel. She’s loved every variation of the story that she’s been introduced to. She loved the storybook version, The Fairytale Theater version and when she saw it, the Barbie version. I’d have to say though that the Tangled movie is her favorite Rapunzel variation so far. Tangled actually knocked The Little Mermaid off her favorite Disney Princess of all time pedestal, which was no small feat I assure you.
It didn’t surprise me too much then, when I asked Gizmo what kind of Birthday cake she would like this year and she answered Tangled! I asked if she wanted me to buy an actual Tangled cake(because I would’ve been fine with that because…well,HEB whipped cream frosting, yum) or if she wanted me to make her a Rapunzel cake. She said she wanted me to make a Rapunzel cake, so I got to planning.
This is what I came up with:
It was a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting per Gizmo’s request. (I dyed the frosting with food colors when needed.)
I baked the cake using a large rectangle pan(shown in picture) and cut out the shapes that I used once the cake had cooled. Rapunzel is made out of marshmillow, one of Gizmo’s favorite treats. This cake was made the night before Gizmo’s birthday, carefully covered and kept inside the cooled oven until her party.
She also got to open her birthday cards from her Grandparents, Aunt Uncle and cousin in England.
The girls usually recieve at least one birthday badge from their English relatives but this year Gizmo got 4! I thought that this was both fitting and pretty cool.(Of course I lost the picture I took of her wearing all four badges at once.)
I was also able to tell Gizmo that some of her very close friends(who also happen to be her cousins) would be coming by to celebrate with her later. She was really happy about that and then very impatient so I’ll be saving surprises like that til closer to the time of the party next time.)
Gizmo’s little friends and her were very pleased with the Rapunzel cake.
We all sang Happy Birthday,presents were opened and even though the whole thing was simple I could tell that Gizmo had a great time.