Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cinderella....inspiration as old as the Fairy Tale

When I think of what inspires me to create a smocking design, I have to say the ideas come from everywhere.   

Before I started designing smocking designs, I actually had time to make special birthday cakes for my daugher Aimee.  While looking through a special recipe box recently, I came across a photo of Aimee's fourth birthday cake.....Cinderella!

The "carriage" is made using a sugar mold intended to make those wonderful Easter panorama sugar eggs.  It is nestled in a bed of pastel roses.  The "wheels" of the carriage are actually the top rims of  small Dixie Cups.  

I only wish I had saved the Cinderella topper.  Aimee wanted to play with it and we all know how that turns out.  It was a beautiful plastic figurine made by Wilton but was a copy of a porcelain Cinderella figurine by Lladro. 

Sadly, I have to say, I don't think we will see this quality in a simple little cake topper. 

Wilton still has the sugar molds. 

So....would you consider this to be "Vintage" as it was thirty years ago?  Like so many wonderful is vintage, but in the most special way!

This little cake was such a special memory and
that's what it was meant to be.

 Happy Smocking!