Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty premiered on January 29, 1959.

I was lucky enough to see some of the concept art that Eyvind Earle, who served as one of the film’s concept artists, made for the film earlier this year at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

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Did you know that Eyvind Earle also made the book that is seen at the beginning and end of the movie by hand? The book is made out of hammered brass with various jewels, and has been on display in various archives throughout the years. I chose to recreate this book, but in cake!

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“Sweet princess, if through this wicked witch’s trick, a spindle should your finger prick… a ray of hope there still may be in this, the gift I give to thee. Not in death, but just in sleep, the fateful prophecy you’ll keep. And from this slumber you shall wake, when true love’s kiss, the spell shall break.” – Sleeping Beauty

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Lady and the Tramp

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Disney’s Lady and the Tramp was released in theaters on June 22, 1955, and audiences were introduced to Lady, Tramp, and one of the most iconic Disney scenes of all time. 🍝

Did you know that the opening scene where Jim Dear puts Lady in a hat box to give to Darling was based on something that Walt had done for his wife, Lillian?

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I chose to bring this classic movie to life with a little inspiration from it’s most iconic Bella Notte scene. I made a plate of spaghetti just like in the movie…except in pie form, raspberry pie that is.

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“Side by side with your loved one. You’ll find enchantment here. The night will weave its magic spell. When the one you love is near.”- Lady and the Tramp

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Peter Pan

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Disney’s Peter Pan, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s original play, flew into theaters on February 5, 1953, and was instantly a big hit. Did you know that Walt first grew fond of the story when he saw the play as a child? Or that one of the biggest challenges that animators faced when working on the film was learning how to animate a character to look like they were flying?

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I made a colorful funfetti cake and decorated it with a Swiss meringue buttercream because what other cake says “never grow up” more? I topped it with the silhouettes of Peter Pan, Wendy, James, and Michael as they fly towards the second star to the right and straight on till morning.

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“All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury. That corner house over there is the home of the Darling family. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.” – Peter Pan

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