Here is my dutiful assistant Cindy who made some of my favorite parts of this cake. There is no way I could have pulled this off without her and Karen.
The vice principal as the crossing guard.
A few things I learned with this cake: Bigger cakes do in fact take a lot longer to bake and decorate. I didn't get to spend the attention to detail that I usually like to. There is powdered sugar still on some of the walls and lines are not as straight as I would like. There was so much to get done, there was no time to stop and retouch.
The second thing I learned was the large walk in refrigerator at the school is very humid inside and made all of my fondant bead up with water made the color run on the sides. I almost had a heart attack when I opened the fridge that morning and saw all of my fondant weeping.
Still, for as large as this was, overall I was pleased with it.