i knew it was basically the wizard of oz, but i wanted the cake to fit with their vision. i thought about creating the house on top of the witch's legs, but i was told that wasn't a big moment in the play. i didn't know much about the scenery, except that they'd created gouache paintings that were being projected as the backdrops, but i hadn't seen them. so when mignon described the painting she did of the poppy field with the emerald city in the background, i finally had my inspiration.
she said their drawings of the emerald city were like upside down test tubes - thankfully easy enough to create in edible clay. for the yellow brick road, i found a texture mat with the brick pattern which was so much easier than my original plan of trying to "draw" it myself - my dad thought i had, but i fessed up! it's hard to see in the picture, but i added a little gold shimmer powder to the road and city. and the board is covered in black glitter paper covered in cellophane for even more sparkle. the shoes were taken from a muses mardi gras bracelet - silver as they were in the play. i had very limited time to put this cake together with all that was going on that week (and forgetting some of the supplies at the cash register at michael's - yikes!), so i was very happy when mignon said i nailed it! we made it to school in time to help set up, the performance was fantastic (one of the best, says this biased mom!), and everyone else loved the cake, too. yellow on the bottom, chocolate on top. many enjoyed it at the cast party along with all of the other party food, but i heard it was really demolished at the student lock in that followed.