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Saturday, 16 May 2015

No One Mourns the Wicked (except in cake form)...

Wicked Cake

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

When I had finished the cake, I was actually astounded that it had turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I had gotten so lost in the process, almost in a creative trance, that when I saw it finished, I was amazed (not meaning to toot my own trumpet!)

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..

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