I'm going to attempt a Scrabble board cake and I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice to make it look as realistic as possible? The cake will be a square covered in fondant and I was thinking about making some tiles out of white chocolate (yum!)
Any suggestions for the board itself? Maybe I could paint the colored squares and use edible markers or royal icing for some of the small details. What would be the best way to draw very straight lines to represent the game board itself?
I'm hoping to think of all my potential mistakes before I get started. TIA!!!
Okay, I've just found the baker's website for the scrabble cake above. Her name is Juanita Koo and her website is at www. sweetthings-toronto.blogspot.com. Perhaps she can provide you with further details. HTH.
Mmmm ... that link didn't work. Well, if you google Juanita Koo and Sweet Things you'll find her.
Thanks BatterLover! I really like the little pouch for tiles on the cake board.
I've found a few photos of Scrabble boards. Now I just have to decide whether to draw the board on to the fondant or score the lines to make the grid pattern. Decisions!!!
Here's the one I did recently
To make it as realistic as possible, I did 225 fondant squares (as the board is 15 squares x 15 squares. I used coloured fondant for the double/treble word scores etc. I wrote on them with special food pen.
My cake is a 12" x 12" fruit cake.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Suzanne!! Your cake looks fantastic! I really like the look of the individually cut tiles for the board. Great idea - I hope you don't mind if I borrow it.
Suzanne, your cake deserves notice. It's fabulous.
Once I'd decided how I was going to do it, it wasn't difficult.. just time-consuming!