It was recently my friend (and work wife) Sophie's birthday. We have many things in common, one of these being a love of musicals, and an even bigger love of WICKED! So naturally, when I was considering what type of cake to bake her, I decided a Wicked showstopper type cake would be perfect.
Now, I really had no clue how it was going to turn out as I didn't really draw up any plans, I just winged it. I baked a chocolate cake in two parts, cementing them together with Nutella on Wednesday evening after school. It was definitely going to be a two day process as I was being pretty ambitious with what I wanted to produce.
On Thursday evening I embarked on the icing. I used various colours of fondant icing, moulding it all together to make the shapes of the two main characters, and some writing icing and edible glitter to decorate further. I spent 2.5 hours decorating the cake (which did't make me popular with my other half for leaving him that long!) :P
I was so worried that it would be damaged on the journey to school. I kept checking on it, and being overly careful.
In the end, Sophie loved it! It was a shame to cut into it... But had to be done! Nom..