Coolest Wizard of Oz Yellow Brick Road Cake
My daughter was obsessed with the Wizard of Oz movie so, for her fourth birthday this year, she chose this as her theme. I wanted to make her cake really special so I came to this site looking for ideas. This is what I came up with.
First of all, I used two boxes of Betty Crocker Confetti Cake Mix and prepared them according to the directions on the box. I used two 9″ sq cake pans for each box of cake mix. So I ended up with four square cakes after baking. I made two stacks of two cakes and then set them side by side to make an 18″ long cake. I took two 12 oz containers of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting and added green food coloring to it. I put the frosting between the cakes and all over the top and sides.
The Yellow Brick Road was made out of lemon PEZ, which I ordered from www.dreamlife90pez.com. I placed them down the middle of the cake in a pattern that I had created beforehand.
The Emerald City was made out of old-fashioned green apple candy sticks that I got from Cracker Barrel. I broke them into various-sized pieces and then dipped them in very warm water. This caused them to be sticky and they stuck together quite well. I made sure to make three longer pieces, which would stick into the cake and support it. When I was satisfied with its structure, I placed it on waxed paper and then put it in the fridge until I was ready to put it on the cake.
I used strawberry Nerds candy to make the poppies in the grass. The rainbow was made out of Sculpey and was the only non-edible part of the cake. My daughter has this hanging on her wall now in her room. I just happened to find a sparkly-red serving tray at the Party Outlet store that was on clearance from Christmas. I added the Emerald City about an hour before the party started.
This cake took me about 1.5 – 2 hours to make, once I had the Emerald City finished. I really didn’t want to cut into it after all the effort I had made! I hope this description is helpful to anyone interested in making a cake similar to this. I had a blast making it!