I have got these people to do an edible caricature of my friend at work for his 40th. The drawing will be 25.2 x 19.1; I can make a sponge cake that size, or a bit bigger but need dry icing to put the picture on. The big day is Monday and I think we are away this weekend so I will be baking on Sunday night and therefore icing it on Monday morning. Ready made icing sounds really appealling....
There are challenges involved in getting cake and icing to the office (tube at rush hour in the summer, yuk!). I've never used the stuff before, can I assemble it at work do you think?
Anyone any clues on how much of the icing I should get? And is the Superfood one ok?
You'll need 1.25 kg of sugarpaste for a cake that size. But if theres an M&S near work that does food, I'd order one of their plain iced sponge cakes (they do them for wedding cakes in diff sizes with plain white icing) and pick that up in the morning rather than taking cake on tube.
Wouldn't be feasible to ice at work - its fairly messy.
Best icing is bought from a cake decorating shop (you could then get a good board and a cake box too), but otherwise Regalice is the best in supermarkets