This Beauty and the Beast Tsum Tsum topper is a tribute to Mrs. Potts, the teapot, and one of the many supporting characters from the movie.
A Live Action Mrs. Potts
Emma Thompson has been cast to play the role of Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast and I couldn’t think of anyone better to be cast into this role. Emma Thompson is a two time Oscar award winning actress and has played some amazing roles in movies like Nanny McPhee and Saving Mr. Banks.
Playing this head housekeeper under the curse that was placed on the spoiled prince is no small part. After all, Mrs Potts sings one of the signature songs from the movie. Based on the small snippet we hear her sing in the video on the right, she sounds like she will do the song justice. My family and I are so excited to see the new live action movie, we just can’t wait!
This cupcake topper is modeled after the Tsum Tsum game, however, since there is no character for Mrs. Potts in the game we used a little interpretation of what we think the Tsum Tsum game Mrs. Potts 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.
Being Mrs. Potts
The amazing Disney Legend Angela Lansbury talks about what is was like to play Mrs. Potts in this video I thought that you’d 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, Mrs. Potts is not available in the game, but I hope they do make her available soon. I was thinking about what her special ability would be in the game and concluded that she would be a great character to remove Tsum Tsums from the screen. This would make cleaning the screen easier and be related to her role as a housekeeper. Maybe Line will have some other new special ability they could use with her, either way, it would be great to see her added to the game!
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