Thursday, September 17, 2009

Photo Story Friday: The Princess And The Pea

I had a hard time coming up with a story with a photo this week, unless you really wanted to hear more about stomach flu and other such bathroom discussion.  So I decided to tell you a make believe story instead:

The Princess And The Pea

Once upon a time there lived a prince, and this prince wanted more than anything to marry a real princess.

He went everywhere in his search for his real princess but alas he found none that lived up to his expectations.

Then one day he returned home to his castle with his mother and father, the King and Queen, and gave up on his hopes of ever marrying a real princess.
That very night a terrible storm swelled around the castle walls. The night was black as pitch. The rain pounded relentlessly on the tiled roof. As lightening sliced through the darkness a knock sounded at the door.

The old king opened the door and was shocked to find a young woman drenched from head to toe. Rain ran from her soaked cloak and seeped out from her dainty slipper shoes. She said in a small but musical voice that she was a real princess that was lost and wondered if she could please impose upon them for a warm bed and dry clothes for the night.
The prince heard her emphasis on the "real princess" and was ecstatic, the old queen on the other hand was less convinced. She decided to give the princess a test to see if she was indeed a real princess. She knew that if she was a real princess that she would of course be very sensitive, so she decided to set up a bed for her. She had her servants pull up the mattress on her bed and she placed a single pea underneath, then had the mattress replaced.
Then on top of that mattress she had the servants place 20 mattresses, then topped those with 20 eider down mattresses, and 20 quilts on top of those. The old queen smiled to herself as she helped the princess into her night dress and climb into the towering bed. The Queen thought "Now we shall see if she is a real princess."

The next morning the Queen went to waken the princess and to see how she slept. When she climbed to the top of the bed she found the princess looking disheveled and miserable. The Queen asked the princess how she slept.
In a miserable voice the princess answered sadly, "Horribly, I don't know what was so hard in this bed but I was so uncomfortable all night that I didn't get a wink of sleep!"
At this the Queen and the Prince rejoiced, for they knew that the princess was a real princess because she was so sensitive.

And so the Prince and the Princess were married and lived happily ever after.

And as for the pea, well they put it on display in a museum for all to see.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Izzy 'N Emmy


Jientje said...

Your cakes are true works of ART!!! Stunning!!
I can't believe people eat that? Well, that did not come out right, they DO look delicious!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Gorgeous!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I love the Princess and the Pea story and I LOVE your cake!!! You are amazing!

I have to know...did you remember that whole story from memory? If so, I am even more impressed. :)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

P.S. The pictures of the kids are adorable too. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The story is a favourite of mine (my hubster sometimes refers to me as a princess, LOL) but the photos of the kids are priceless. WELL DONE!

Annie Jeffries said...

Fabulous. You need to be a featured guest on "Aces of Cakes"!!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Funny, funny story! And wonderful photos to go along with it!

Robyn said...

Too cute. Great cake!!!

kayerj said...

love this story! and the prince and princess are so very adorable. And YES, her cakes taste as good as they look :)

Hooray, you're link worked

scrappysue said...

great story - great cake too!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Well you had the pictures to tell the story nicely. You make that cake?

Rose said...

Wow, what a cake! Very cute story with your pictures! I assume you wrote it from memory too...

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cecily R said...

That cake is AMAZING!!! I am completely and totally impressed!

As for your photo story,'s perfect. The adorable pictures you added make the story that much better!