April 1, 2012

We're off to see the Wizard

Today's cake was a fun cake to do. Mel & I were asked to make a birthday cake for her little God daughter Cruz who is turning 2 and the theme requested is "The Wizard of Oz".  This happens to be Mel's all time favourite movie. Tanya, Cruz's mom asked us not only to decorate the cake with the Wizard of Oz theme but she wanted the cake to appear like a rainbow when cut. Tanya always loves to challenge us. Here is the cake prior to decorating;

red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple too
The layers are made up of 10" round vanilla cakes all 1" high where the batter was coloured in the bright colours of the rainbow. We filled the layers with cream cheese filling, yum. This made for a very tall cake with 6 layers.  But once it was decorated it really came together and brought back memories of an old favourite movie.

The characters are a little exaggerated in size but hey they are the centre of the story. Each character was made from a fondant/gum paste mix.  The fun part was trying to figure out how to depict Emerald City.  Mel came up with the idea of fondant sticks which we made with green fondant and I found Emerald cake sprinkles which we covered the fondant sticks with. Turned out pretty cool.

All other details were made from fondant.  I just delivered this cake to Jumping Jacks indoor playground where the party is being held. Tanya was thrilled with the cake as was Cruz who was wearing a pair of sparkly ruby shoes, how cute! Tanya promised to send me a picture of the cake once it is cut. Of course Mel, Phil, and my 2 grandkids Jackson & Juliana will be there to help celebrate so Mel will get 1st hand the reaction from the kids and other guests on the cake. 

 Turned out to be quite a colourful cake inside & out.  Here are a few more shots of the cake.

Happy Birthday Cruz!

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