A last minute request for a 10 year old bday - music/broadway theme. Bday girl wants a marquee.
First thought is sheet cake, but I can't figure out the shaping - don't want just a rectangle - any ideas?
Also thought about doing a two layer round cake with black music notes (fondant) on the sides and a 'stand up' marquee on top of the round cakes. How would I do that so I can write on it?
Also, cake needs to be nut/dairy/egg free so I think that eliminates gumpaste. I think I can still use fondant.
Please help! any and all ideas welcome!
I saw quite a few Broadway-themed cakes in a gallery search here. Love the marquees! If you can't do gumpaste, maybe you could add tylose to some fondant. I would think you could use edible marker then.
Why not just google marquee images and see what you can find there?
Does the person have a favourite musical or play they like? Use that as the feature and write their name as the star. I think of the old fashion theater signs with lines and fancy grill work on top. Maybe you could copy the front of a famous Broadway theater sign.
Perhaps an octagonal cake then put pillars up in each of the corners with a sheet of gumpaste over it with flowers etc. Just tossing ideas, hope it helps.