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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Princess and The Pea


Once upon a time, there was birthday party for a real princess.  But, unlike the Princess and the Pea, she didn't have to prove she was royalty by sleeping on twenty mattresses with a pea hidden underneath.  She just had to put on her crown and start the celebration!  The princess and her friends played games and rode in a horse-drawn carriage and ate cake - a royal event, for sure!


The birthday princess wanted to include a frog too, even though, technically, there's not one in the traditional story.  But hey, when you're a princess you can make your own fairy tale, right?  I love that!


Does anyone else remember "Once Upon a Mattress" starring Carol Burnett as Princess Winifred the Woebegone?  It's my favorite version of this story! 

10 comments:

  1. Marj, you are so talented. I love everything you do! :)

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  2. Hey how do you get your cake's edges so sharp!It's awesome.I love your work.So clean and beautiful.Congratulations! Greetings from Greece!

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  3. Thanks, Bakeatlove! I use a flat-edged scraper to smooth the buttercream icing and then finish it with a hot spatula. It's way easier to get a sharp edge with buttercream than with fondant! Happy caking!

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  4. Good morning! Our 8th grader has a cast party for their spring musical "Once Upon A Mattress" and I have always been the baking mom in the class. I am much more of a tastes great but doesn't look the best kinda baker but now they have asked me to create a theme cake for the party with different colored layers and a princess on top. I'm a little out of my league and would love any ideas of how I might be able to accomplish this task. There are 56 8th graders who will be munching on the cake. Thanks so much! Blessings, Kelly

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  5. Our 8th grader is having a cast party for the school's spring musical "Once Upon A Mattress" next weekend. I have always kinda been the baking mom for the class/school but am much more of a tastes much better than it looks gal. Now they have tasked me with creating the theme cake for the party and have asked for something that looks like mattresses with a princess on top that 56 of them can munch on at the party. I'm way out of my league on this one and am in desperate search for some ideas that I might be able to try. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks SO much!

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  6. Our 8th grader is having a cast party for the school's spring musical "Once Upon A Mattress" and I have been tasked with making the themed cake for all 56 of them to munch on at the party. I have always been the "baking mom" for the school/class but am definitely in the category of whipping up things that taste a lot better than they look. I'm kinda out of my league with multi layers that look like mattresses with a princess on top, etc. I would be so grateful for any tips, ideas, suggestions, how to's that you might have! Thanks so much!

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  7. Hello, wanna be! My mattress was made of Rice Krispie Treats, but you could certainly make it out of cake as well. My advice would be to put dowels to support it from the inside the same way you would with a tiered cake to make sure it doesn't topple. I just added strips of fondant to look like the bed frame and mattresses around the sides. For 56 kids, though, I would probably make cupcakes. You could put a little fondant quilt on each! Happy caking!

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Marj