A Labour of Disney Love
2 CommentsThursday, 16 July 2015 | sioned@thevanillavalley
Some cakes are a labour of love, and six tiers of Disney was just that! What started out as a small sketch, escalated quite quickly to incorporate many of our old time favourite characters!
The bottom tier begins with an under the sea theme with characters from the The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and and the tick-tocking of the crocodile from Peter Pan lurking, with his eyes on Captain Hook above! All the characters are hand made using Renshaws icing with a little Tylo powder kneaded in, making it easier to model and shape. You'll also notice Baloo and Mowgli from The Jungle Book playing on the surface of the water.
Tier five, covered with leaves cut with the FMM rose leaf cutters, has Simba. Pumba and Timon form The Lion King peeking through the bushes, made simply using the daisy plunger cutters with a few blossoms, and sailing around this tier is Captain Hook and Smee, keeping their eyes peeled for Peter Pan.
Disney wouldn't be Disney without a princess or two, and so with tier four comes the castle with Snow White and Belle. You may also spot the Beast lurking behind one of the towers! The magic lamp is hidden here too, where the Genie from Aladdin emerges up onto the next tier.
And now we're reaching the night sky where Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are flying amongst the clouds, above the silhouttes of the buildings below. The stars were added using the PME star plunger cutters.
With such classic old time characters comes more recent favourites Buzz, Woody and Mr Potato Head. Around the base of the second tier you'll notice the little Aliens popping their heads up through the clouds below! Peeking through the open door is Sully from Monsters Inc, with his one eyed best friend Mike sitting above. Small details such as the toy soldiers painted on the fondant I find are the finishing touches that make the difference.
And then to top it all of we have the character we all associate with being Disney, Mickey Mouse in the classic Fantasia attire of wizzards hat and cape.
This cake took a full week to make, and although stressful at times it is one of my favourite creations to date! And the feedback you get at the event makes it all worth while! Here is the full cake in all its glory -