Some of our favorite cakes to make, if not our very favorite, are cast party cakes for Richmond Civic Theatre. We learned a long time ago that if you can put just a bit of a person’s character, whether real character or onstage character, onto a cake, that person is SO tickled. Whether it’s a person’s favorite color, sport, flower, whatever it is, a ninety-year-old turns into a little kid. It’s a “simple gesture” but blesses folks so we try to incorporate something that will bring that smile whenever possible.
One of our earlier attempts at trying to get as many characters from a play onto a cake was Alice in Wonderland. It was a sheet cake and, though the kids got a huge kick at seeing themselves on the cake, it was way too busy. We vowed to be more tasteful after that.
Dr. Seuss screams busy and it was a hoot getting to do a cake with so much going on. Seussical the Musical was filled with so many sets, characters and stories and we tried to fit as much of the play on the cake without being obnoxious.
We have a pretty good Creative Team here at Fechers’ Panache. We start ’em early! And they love it!
Autumn working on Whoville
Don’t freak. It’s a dull knife used for fondant cutting, etc.
One of our signature “extras” is hiding a message or picture under the cake. We forgot to take a pic before doing the cake so this is after the cake was served so excuse the chocolate crumbs.
To do this just use tissue paper or wrapping paper, glue or tape your picture or message then cover with food-grade cellophane. I also use a fine-tip sharpie to place an inconspicuous dot on the side of the board at the back so that when I decorate, the picture or message is facing forward when served.
The tub, fish and McElligot’s Pool
Whoville (and the field of clover covers the bottom layer, of course)
The Jungle of Nool
JoJo and the Cat in the Hat
And my favorite Who, Lenae . :o)
What’s not shared is lost,