I am entering a decorating contest with the theme "Fairy Tales".
Do you have any ideas that are not the norm? I don't want to do the same thing as everyone else that enters.
see the responses here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5973361-.html#5973361
Doug's idea on the Ugly Duckling cake would be cute...
Is Alice in Wonderland considered a fairy tale? There would be lots you could do with that...
My initial thought was Cinderella or Snow White. Glass slippers, getting ready for the ball, 7 dwarves, a magic mirror, poison apples...
Sorry about the mess of ideas, just throwing out some thoughts to help you get started!! Good luck whatever you choose, and as always, cant wait to see pictures!!
Oh yah, was in that discussion before! Alice in Wonderland was not a fairy-tale but something else even though Disney made a movie out of it!! lol
Something out of the norm I think Grimm Fairy tales. I would also google "fairy tales" and see what you come up with. You may find something that you see.
I also think of Rumplestilskin or Repunzel (sorry about the spelling!) Most people will go with Cinderella and things like that.
Try The Brothers Grimm. They wrote most of them.
The Princess and the Pea - you could do a stack of mattresses with the princess on top
Good luck, whatever you choose!
Oooohh Repunzel!! That would be a neat cake!! A tall tower with a window and a looong braid. Great idea!
I saw an adorable Princess and the Pea cake at a cake show in Austin a few months back... It was adorable! Thats a cute idea too.
I did "The Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe", for MACS. It was time consuming, but not really too difficult.
You could do--- "The Three Bears", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Mary had a Little Lamb, lots and lots of possibilities with Fairy Tales. Just get a childrens fairy tale book and go through it.
hey price, those are great ideas but i think those are mostly nursery rhymes...what about...(thinking)...hanzel and gretel-you could make figures walking up to the gingerbread house with the witch leerking inside? you could get pretty intricate with the gingerbread house and make the cake look like a forest with a path leading up to it?
soory price, maybe just mary had a little lamb is the nursery rhyme, anyway, could you combine a few? my daughter loves this show call SuperReaders and it's a bunch of nursery rhyme/fairytale characters...that would be different and fun?!
The first thing I thought when reading the original post was something a little darker, like Grimm fairy tales, but the thread Doug posted wanted to stay away from that. If it were me, that might be the direction I'd head (though I just watched Pan's Labyrinth and found it to be incredible so I've been in a'horror fairy tale' mood lately).
I'd also wonder if it had to be a popular fairy tale- I had a book of Italian fairy tales when I was a child that I absolutely treasured! Again, if it were me, that might be where I'd start.
Someone mentioned Hanzel and Gretel- there's a lot you could do with that theme without running the risk of it being overly popular.
When I hear "fairy tale" I didn't think of just one. The image of castles, princesses, Giants, fairys and that kind of thing came to mind. Maybe like the scenes from Shreik. I just googled fairy tales to see what would come up and the first image was of a book opening up with a castle coming out of it. I saved the picture. It would be cool if you could somehow come up something like that. Most people will probably pick just one fairy tale and go with that. What about doing a castle cake with the diffrent charters in and around it? you could have a giant or a dragon looking over everything. The 3 pigs working on a house outside the castle, a swan with some ducks swimming in the moat, Repunzel in one of the towers, a gingerbread man standing gard. A witch picking an apple off a tree. Little red riding hood talking to her grandma. The ideas are endless guess it just depends how much work you want to put into it. It's an idea anyway.
oh i love that idea!!! you can really run with it creatively (?sp)