November 2023

November 2023


National Princess Day 2023

Celebrate the swantastic series and National Princess Day this November 18!

On November 18th, The Swan Princess celebrates 29 years of magical stories and we have many ideas and updates to commemorate this special month!`
Plus. on National Princess Day, keep an eye on our social media for the latest pin release - it is one that no fan wants to miss!
Keep reading for a royal raspberry recipe and some firework fun!
Remember to share your creations on social media using #SwanPrincessOfficial

We Wanna Hear From You

The Swan Princess series recently concluded with the 12th movie in "The Swan Princess: Far Longer than Forever". To celebrate the stories from the last 29 years, we want to hear more from our fans about their own memories.
To commemorate National Princess Day and the anniversary of the first movie, this month we are asking you which of Princess Odette's outfits is your favorite - and yes, her swan form also counts as an option!
You may have one outfit that is your all time favorite, there may be a few different dresses that you love or perhaps you love every one just as much - there are no wrong answers!
Submit your answers to or share them on social media with #SwanPrincess

Sticky Toffee Popcorn

A delicious snack to add a twist to traditional popcorn. This recipe is great as a snack to enjoy with your favorite movies, especially for those countries that are now experiencing cooler weather and might be enjoying cozy nights in!
• 1tbsp sunflower oil
• 50g salted butter
• 2tbsp golden syrup
• 75g (3oz) popping corn
• 100g light soft brown sugar
1. Firstly, heat the oil in a large saucepan.
2. Next, add the corn and carefully swirl around to coat the corn in the oil.
3. Cover the corn with a lid and leave on a low heat until all the popping has stopped (remember to shake the pan occasionally).
4. Whilst the corn is popping, melt the sugar, butter and golden syrup in a separate pan until the butter has completely melted.
5. Increase the heat on the butter mix and allow to bubble for 1-2 minutes.
6. Pour the butter mix over the popcorn and stir well to coat.
7. Transfer the popcorn to a baking sheet lined with baking paper and allow to cool for 15 minutes before eating.

Royal Rose Petal Cake

Looking for a recipe to celebrate National Princess Day? This delicious cake is the perfect treat for a Princess (or Prince!). Alise and Odette even decorated their version of this cake with edible roses, iced it with floral designs and added meringue swans for a final royal touch!
For the Cake:
• 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
• 4 eggs, beaten
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 225g golden caster sugar
• 225g self-raising flour, sifted
For the Filling:
• 4 tbsp raspberry jam
• 1 tsp rosewater
• 150ml double cream
• 150g raspberries, slightly crushed
For the Icing:
• 175g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
• ½ tsp rosewater
For the Decoration:
• dried rose petals
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
2. Lightly grease two 20cm cake tins before lining them with baking parchment. 
3. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter butter until the mix becomes pale and fluffy.
4. Take your beaten eggs and gradually add them a little at a time and mix them into the butter and sugar.
Chef Frederick's Tip - If the mixture starts to curdle when adding the eggs, add 1 tsp flour.
5. Add the vanilla extract.
6. Mix in half of the flour until incorporated.
7. Fold in the rest of the flour.
8. Divide your mixture evenly between the two tins and bake for 20-25 mins until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
9. Remove the cakes from the oven and leave them in the tins whilst they cool for 10 mins.
10. Carefully turn the cakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
11. Whilst the cakes finish cooling, you can start on the filling. Whisk the cream until it forms soft peaks, adding the rosewater gradually as you go.
12. Fold the jam into the cream.
13. Place one of the cakes on your chosen serving plate.
14. Top the cake with the cream.
15. Next, sprinkle some of the raspberries onto the cream.
16. Take the second sponge and carefully place it on top of the cream covered cake.
17. In a bowl, mix together the icing sugar with 2 tbsp water and the rosewater.
18. Add juice from some raspberries into the icing and mix it together.
19. Drizzle the icing over the cake.
20. Sprinkle or place the rose petals and remaining raspberries on the top of your cake.
21. Dust the cake with icing sugar.

Fantastic Fireworks

"Remember, remember, the fifth of November..."
On the 5th November, the United Kingdom celebrates "Guy Fawkes Day", commonly known as "Bonfire Night". People set off fireworks and watch the colorful displays fill the night sky. It's a night loved by many people!
If you have pets that are nervous about fireworks and loud noises, be sure to look after them and make sure that they keep calm.
King Derek and Queen Odette have organised a large display of fireworks and bonfire night activities for the evening and everyone is invited!
You will need:
Black wax crayons
Wax crayons of your favorite colors
White card
Popsicle stick/Skewer
1. Take the card and color it with all different colors. It doesn't matter where you color or the shapes you make (lines, swirls, completely random - it can be as abstract as you like). Just make sure to cover thr card in color!
2. Then take your black crayon and cover the colored side of the card completely so that you can't see the colors anymore.
3. Use the skewer/popsicle stick (or something similar) to carefully scratch away lines of the black layer. Start from a point and draw a line outwards then repeat the process in a circle (think of a flower having a central point) to make a firework! Keep going until you have a sky full of fireworks!
Why not make other fun patterns using the same technique or create an outline of your favorite character from The Swan Princess.
Its November and that means it is the beautiful, kind, and graceful Princess Odette's birthday!
 Her birthday is November 18 which makes her birthstone the yellow topaz and her zodiac sign Scorpio.
Scorpio's traditionally are resourceful, brave, and make very good friends. They cling to facts and truth. They strongly dislike superficiality.
Yellow topaz symbolizes love, affection, and joy. It is believed to give anyone who wears it increased intelligence and strength.
That sounds just like Princess Odette to us!
We also think it is a wonderful coincidence that The yellow stone is just like the yellow locket Odette wears in the movie!
Is your birthday in November or do you just love the color yellow? Purchase your November Birthstone Locket here! 

About The Swan Princess

The Swan Princess is based upon the folk tale and ballet, Swan Lake. The story is transformed into a playfully fun adventure with exciting music, lovable forest friends, and of course, the handsome Prince Derek. The Swan Princess, Odette, has stayed true to the original fairy tale princess with her kindness, grace, and loyalty.

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