We’re now two months out from Disney’s live action Aladdin! I’ve been excited for this movie for awhile (it even made my 19 movies to see in 2019 list), but with the release of the new trailer this week, my excitement is at a whole new level!
Okay, now that you’ve watched the trailer — let’s talk.
Did you see Aladdin’s parkour abilities? That street rat has skill.
Jafar… he looks so much younger than I recall, and a little less intimidating… but I’m sure there’s a menacing side under his smooth facade.
Genie… okay, I know there has been a lot of talk about Will Smith’s Genie, specifically around the look of his character — but this trailer has restored any doubt that I might have had! He looks AND sounds the part!
THE MUSIC! I loved hearing and seeing the clips from Friend Like Me… and when Aladdin and Jasmin belted A Whole New World, I got the chills. CHILLS!
I cannot wait to see Aladdin in theaters this May! How about you?
With this magical new trailer, I figured it was time to share a new Disney-inspired treat. (I recently baked an Olaf pie after Frozen 2’s trailer was released — check it out!)
While all of the characters in Aladdin are great, I’d definitely say Aladdin’s Carpet doesn’t get enough love. Without a magic Carpet, Aladdin wouldn’t be able to make all of his quick escapes quite so easily and he wouldn’t be able to wow Jasmine with the breathtaking evening sky views.
*A whole new world…*
Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Brownies
What You Need:
- Brownies, baked in a greased 13×9 baking sheet
- 2 sticks of salted butter, room temperature
- 1 lb. of powdered sugar (~1/2 of a bag), sifted
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp. milk
- Food gel coloring — red, yellow, purple
- Parchment paper
- Icing bags
- Icing couplers
- #2 round icing tips
Prepare and bake your brownies in a greased 13×9 inch baking sheet or pan. Once your brownies are out of the oven, set them aside to cool completely before cutting or icing.
Using a stand or hand mixer, beat your softened butter, vanilla, and a tablespoon or so of milk until blended and smooth. Slowly add your sifted powdered sugar, a few cups at a time, until all of it is incorporated. Next, add one tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach your desired frosting consistency. (Taste test to be sure it’s perfect.)
Cut your brownies into medium-sized rectangles (or leave them in the pan to make one big carpet) and place them on a sheet of parchment paper.
Next, add several spoons of icing into three bowls. Add purple, red, and yellow food coloring to each bowl and blend your icing to the desired shade. In a fourth bowl, combine a spoonful of purple icing (that you just made) with several spoons of white icing to create a lighter shade of purple.
Use a knife to spread a thin layer of dark purple icing on top of the brownie.
Next, prepare your icing bags with your icing couplers and number 2 icing tips. Place your dark purple, light purple, red, and yellow icing in each of the bags.
For my icing designs, I chose to use small icing peaks to provide a “carpet-like” texture.
To start, use your red icing to add a central cross on your brownie.
Use your yellow icing to add designs to each of your four corners. Also, enclose your red cross in a circle of yellow icing peaks and add a design around it. It’s totally up to you how elaborate you go with your design — my advice is to just keep it as symmetrical as you can on each side.
Use your red icing to add a “fire” design at the top and bottom of your carpet. Additionally, add a small red dot on each yellow corner.
Next, take your light purple icing and fill in the dark purple area with icing peaks in the design of your choice.
Fill in the remaining spaces with dark purple icing.
Use your remaining yellow icing to frame the entire brownie with a yellow icing edge. Then, carefully transfer your iced brownie to a serving plate and add yellow icing tassels to each corner of your brownie. Add a thin tassel ribbon with your dark purple icing (see bottom images) on each corner tassel.
You won’t need to use one of your three wishes to get your own magic carpet!
About Disney’s Live Action Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, Aladdin is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin. The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
Aladdin is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Aladdin arrives in theatres everywhere on May 24!
Images and footage courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.