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Defying Gravity!
Lynn, MA
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This is a scene from WICKED with Elphaba, my daughter's favorite play...so far!

  • *two boxes of cake mix (your choice in flavor), prepared as directed
  • *Decorator Icing (1lb of Crisco, 2lbs of confectionary sugar, 1/2 cup of milk and 1-2 tsp. of flavoring of choice)
  • *Wilton's Cake Coloring (black)
  • *Wilton's Pearl Dust
  • *one Wicked Witch of the West doll
  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on boxes, but pour into a Pampered Chef Glass mixing bowl (3/4 of the way filled) and one 8" round cake pan. Bake as long as needed per instructions. Use a cake tester to make sure the bowl cake is cooked all the way through. When done, remove from pan/bowl and allow to thoroughly cool.

  2. While the cake is cooling, I make the icing as listed above. Load it into a pastry/icing bag with a Petal Shaped Decorator Tip (the size will be determined by the desired size of the ruffles on the dress).

  3. Once cake is cooled, put the round cake on a flat, portable surface (I use a cutting board). Put the bowl cake, bigger side first, down on the top of the round. You can trim the "skirt" evenly with a bread knife. Cut a hole in the top with a bread knife to fit the doll in the cake.

  4. Wrap the doll's legs in Saran Wrap to protect her. Check to see if the hole you cut is the right size. Adjust if needed. Put the doll aside, she won't be inserted until the cake is frosted.

  5. Start at the bottom of the cake with the icing tip (bigger end of petal tip at the top) and wiggle it back and forth while you move around the cake at the same time. I go in one motion, all the way up the cake to make it faster and easier (no seams).

  6. Let the icing stiffen up for about 3-4 hours. Once it is stiff, use a clean/new blush brush to "dust" the Pearl Dust onto the skirt.

  7. Place the doll in the cake. If there is a gap between the doll and the icing, you can add another length of icing or a piece of fondant or a piece of fruit roll up to cover the gap.


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