Tangled Birthday Party
We hosted a beautiful Tangled theme birthday party a few years ago, when the movie first came out, for our 4 year old. Rapunzel with her long blonde hair was, and still is, her favorite Disney princess. I had one heck of a time making this cake stand up straight so don’t ask me for advice on that!
I made two 8 inch rounds for the base, covered in green buttercream and decorated with a #233 Wilton grass tip, and a #129 tip.
For the tower I used cupcakes, which was probably my first error in stability. I’d recommend using a small 4 or 3 inch round pan, layered and then cut down to size after freezing. Using a dowel rod down the middle of the cake will help keep everything upright, Wilton has these great straw tips, I found mine at Wal-Mart. The tower base is decorated with grey buttercream and simply molded with a small knife to give the look of bricks. The top “room” is a 4 inch round decorated in white buttercream and embellished with brown fondant that I rolled and cut to look like wood beams. The roof of Rapunzels tower is an inverted waffle cone covered in buttercream then various shades of purple fondant. This was easily the most time consuming thing. I always buy white Wilton fondant. I think it tastes ok but the colored fondant from wilton, no matter what shade, tastes HORRIBLE. If you are using fondant, always buy white and color it yourself (you can make fondant from scratch of course, but who has time for that?). I use AmeriColor Electric Color Soft Gel Paste for coloring fondant, buttercream, royal icing, etc. It works amazing for all of them and so much easier to use than those Wilton colorings.
For these cookies I used Sweet Sugar Belle’s Tangled tutorial. I LOVE her website, she’s the cookie goddess! Everything you need to know about cookie making is there on her site.
Our party favors came in cute little paint cans bought on amazon. I filled them with a few pieces of chalk, I bought a big box of Crayola 48 Count Sidewalk Chalk and spilt it up (cheaper that way!). Some cheap rings, and Tangled tattoos were also added. Pictured below are another goody bag take home item, paint from the dollar aisle at Target!
We played “Apples for Maximus”, which is just a different take on a piñata. I don’t have the right space for a piñata so this is a great alternative and everyone gets to be the one to pop! The balloons were filled with tiny toys and candy for their goody bags. We used a bamboo skewer for popping.
I decorated the whole house with a roll of yellow plastic table covering! I strung it up outside the front door and all along the ceiling of my house, the kids thought it was great fun! We also painted pictures on canvas to take home.
My first attempt at making cake balls. They were yummy, but not the prettiest. They might resemble some messy paint? The painters palate is from Oriental Trading.