In our next block in school we have a Torten (cake) competition.
Food Network Challenge... here I come!
No really, they have their similarities. We are to make a small (meaning not tiered) cake to go along with the theme of... Film! We can bake the actual cake before and bring in, but all the filling, icing and decorating has to be done in school... in 4 hours.
Here's the deal... I could use some ideas... I have some great suggestions already, but am looking for simple technique ideas as well because I only have 4 hours!
As for the theme, I'm pretty sure I'm going with The Wizard of Oz. First off, "there's no place like home"...?? Could that be a more perfect slogan for my cake?? Secondly, how amazing was that film? I think the whirlwind of color and playfulness the movie brings will be great for my cake.
Here are my ideas so far...
-The cake itself will be make of red velvet cake. It looks great, it's American, and the whole red ruby slippers go with the theme.
- I'm thinking the top of the cake will be the yellow brick road make of Marzipan (it'll spiral out from the middle like in the movie, with different shades of yellow)
-I was also thinking of using spun sugar to surround the cake like a wreath of some sort to represent the twister. I've never done this before, but if it works out how I'm thinking in my head... it'll be fantastic!
-I also want the wicked witched legs sticking out from under the cake with the ruby slippers on.
-Lastly, I had an idea about surrounding the table in Marzipan-Poppy flowers, like the ones they fall asleep to in the movie.
At this point, however, I'm not sure about the outside of cake... meaning around the outside...
Also, how can I encompass the characters in the cake... I was thinking if all the characters were placed on top of the cake, it might be crowded... or it could also be difficult to make all the characters in the time given...
p.s. I would like to point out that the wind is totally and ironically Auntie Em today... I feel like a twister is going to come through here and take me off to Munchkin Land!