The hazelnut soup ended up being a lot of work, mostly because I don't have a food processor and our blender is pretty much junk. But I was determined to get everything pureed and smooth. It took forever, and I thought I might break our blender, but I finally was able to get a nice, creamy soup. I used this recipe from Disney Family. It is basically a squash soup with hazelnuts on top. I am not a fan of squash, but I thought it tasted okay. Several people told me it was good. And several people were afraid to try it!
We had a soup toppings bar, and then we also had "Build Your Own Tower Kabobs." I can't remember where I saw this idea, but I saw it several other Tangled parties. For our kabobs, we kept it simple and had ham, cheese and grapes. I served the food in frying pans, which was Rapunzel's weapon of choice in the movie.
I also made breadstick braids, which were quite tasty. I used frozen roll dough. I let the dough thaw, then divided each roll into three pieces. I rolled the pieces into ropes and braided them together. It wasn't hard, but it did take some time. When I took them out of the oven, I brushed on some melted butter and sprinkled garlic and parmesan on top.
Besides the cake, I also made cupcakes for dessert. I used the same buttercream frosting as the cake (the recipe made a ton!). "Best. Day. Ever!" is a quote from the movie, one that Audrey often repeats.
I also made a doughnut tower. Again, this is not my original idea. I saw several versions of this in different Tangled parties. For our tower, Daniel drilled a 5/8" hole in a piece of wood, and then we inserted a 5/8" dowel rod into the hole. Then I just stacked a dozen glazed doughnuts on the dowel rod. It was very secure. I topped it with a cupcake, and then a sugar cone covered in purple candy coating. I used a leaf tip to make the vine in icing down the tower. The kids enjoyed being able to take a doughnut off the tower and eat it!