Sunday, June 26, 2011
THAT IS ONE "WICKED" CAKE!
I have been anticipating the delivery of today's cake since March! Today was the 3rd birthday party of a sweet little "best actress in a musical"-in-the-making, Claire. Her Mom and I have been friends for about 16 years. We are both vocalists and although we never sang together, our lives have paralleled for several years and in many ways. Some of my fondest memories were created during our time as neighbors on Strawberry Street in the Fan of Richmond. It was a great place to live and I am so grateful that despite the fact that we have moved on from that address, Marilyn is still in my life.
Marilyn's little girl, although only just 3, has developed her mother's love for musical theater. The musical Wicked, in particular. She has seen the show several times and knows all the characters and music by heart. Claire's birthday party was themed around her favorite show, complete with yellow brick road sidewalk, castle bouncy house, flying monkey costume favors and of course, a cake to match. She also sported a precious dress that was custom made for her by my very talented neighbor, Mandy. Mandy owns Lucy's Closet, a custom embroidery and applique business. For Claire, she made a green gingham A-line dress with a witch's hat applique and embroidered "Defying Gravity", the show-stopping anthem of the musical. Look for Mandy online at http://www.lucysclosetbymandy.com/. Marilyn joked that the only thing missing was "SURRENDER DOROTHY" being written across the sky (although we acknowledged that technically, that all happened AFTER Wicked).
Marilyn asked me to do Claire's cake back in March, and I have been so excited for today to finally arrive! Choco-mocha topsy-turvy cake with lime green vanilla buttercream. All figures and plaque topper are hand-painted chocolate, including the flying monkies circling the cake.
It was a hit!
Until next time!