This Beauty and the Beast Tsum Tsum topper is a tribute to Lumiere, the candelabra and one of the many supporting characters from the movie.
A Live Action Lumiere
I cannot help hear Lumiere singing, “Be… Our… Guest!”, every time I see him. So it will be interesting to see how Lumiere plays in the live action version of the movie. While Lumiere may look very different from his cartoon predecessor, I’m really excited to see what Disney has in store for him. First off, Ewan McGregor is one of my favorite actors. From Big Fish to Star Wars to Miles Ahead (and one of my personal favorites, The Ghost Writer), Ewan also puts his best foot forward in every movie, so I expect nothing less from him in Beauty and the Beast. I am also particularly excited to hear him sing “Be Our Guest”, he does have a great voice and it will be fun to hear what new spin, if any, is put on such a well known song.
It has been reported, that Ewan re-recorded his vocals for the movie because his annunciation of the r sounds was too prevalent for a French accent. His desire to get it correct and do what was right for the movie and the character of Lumiere is honorable and it has also been reported that the second attempt was much improved over the first. The live action Beauty and the Beast comes to theaters on March 17, 2017, which my girls cannot wait to see!
This cupcake topper is modeled after the Tsum Tsum game, however, since there is no character for Lumiere in the game we used a little interpretation of what we think the Tsum Tsum game Lumiere would look like. We like to make these cupcake toppers as a family event, everyone sits down and plays with fondant to build these creations. It’s a fun way to spend time with the family!
I make my fondant out of two sweet ingredients, confectioners (powdered) sugar, and mini-marshmallows. I melt a bag of marshmallows (make sure they are good tasting, avoid the cheap ones) in a big microwave-safe bowl with about 5 tablespoons of water in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Mix in between, then stop once you have a nice smooth texture. Then slowly add the sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well, until it reaches a consistency that is firm. This will take almost 2 pounds of confectioners sugar. Knead the fondant until smooth and stretchy. If your fondant breaks when you pull it, there is too much sugar (all of the moisture has been consumed by the sugar). I will typically knead in more melted marshmallow to make it more pliable. If the texture is closer to playdough, it’s too dry. Also if you want to keep your hands from sticking to the fondant while kneading, coat them with a generous coating of shortening.
This cupcake topper, like the other Beauty and the Beast Tsum Tsum cupcakes, is made from fondant, using Wilton Gel Food Coloring.
Be Our Guest
I couldn’t have a tribute to Lumiere without his famous song, so enjoy!
Tsum Tsum IOS/Android Game
My kids got me hooked on the Disney Tsum Tsum game by Line. It’s available on both Android and IOS and it’s a simple, connect the character type of game, but you can earn coins and buy your favorite Tsum Tsums to play with. As I stated earlier, Lumiere is not available in the game, but I hope they do make him available soon. I was thinking about what his special ability would be in the game and concluded that he would be a great character to dance and sing to clear Tsum Tsums. Much like Bride Rapunzel, he could sing “Be Our Guest” and swirl around the screen and clear out a ton of Tsum Tsums. How fun would that be?!
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