Ok, so this is kind of an in-joke, but my manager, who's name is Portia, is completely in love with RZA, ex-Wu-Tang member. Like, to the point where we all call her PZA.
A few months back she mentioned in a conversation "If I was ever gonna get married now it would have to be to RZA!" I instantly decided for her upcoming birthday that we would make her a wedding cake for her & RZA's make-believe nuptials.
And so we did..I enlisted the help of my work baking buddy, he made the cakes and helped cover them, I designed & decorated it and make the toppers!
And before I post pics, yes, I am quite aware it looks nothing like RZA..he was tough to capture
Note the gold Wu-Tang symbols which went all the way around the cake
It looks little, maybe because the toppers were so big- but it was actually pretty huge- it took 3 days for everyone at my work to get through- and we usually polish stuff off within the hour!
The fondant wasn't perfect- but I'm trying to improve that and get a bit of practice in- Ive got a few wedding cakes to make for friends later in the year. Anyone have any tips for smooth fondant? The part I have the most trouble with is it sticking to my rolling pin or falling apart and tearing when I lift it to put over the cake, gah!
Anyway, it was fun to make- and her reaction was priceless- it was a mixture of laughter and "OHMYGOD!" And she got what it was straight away. She texted pictures to her sister & got me to email her my photos, and said it was the most thoughtful present she's ever gotten, so that was lovely to hear, and made it totally worth it!