I am entering into my first cake contest on the 12th of this month (they just announced it). Even though it is a local competition, I am really excited and nervous. They are having an Army Birthday Cake contest. The goal is to celebrate the Army and say thank you to past and present soldiers. Any ideas on a cake design? The cake must be at least 8"x8"x4". I want to make it grand! About 60" by 20" (yes, a long cake). I was thinking a timeline with a LOT of detail, that builds up in height toward the end (like the grand finale). I want to make some helicopters, but I am not sure how to make the blades. I was thinking chocolate, but I don't want it to break. And of course I'm putting Hummers on there.
Ok, I'm rambling. I am so nervous and excited! Any help and/or advice would be great.