This was a quickie cake for my 3 year old niece who loves the movie Tangled. My sister bought her this toy so we did the cake with that theme instead of the tower. Wasn't quite sure how to do the lanterns but had the ribbon left over from this cupcake stand:
So I cut the beads off, wired them up and viola! - lanterns! I have to admit I was kinda proud of myself for thinking of it (especially at midnight when the cake is due at noon the next day and I hadn't even started decorating or made the cookies yet). All turned out well in the end and all 14 cousins ages 3 to 17 loved it!
Not a good pic but I still like to post it as it may be helpful to others with the same theme.