Making Playing Cards

Decorating By sewlora Updated 25 Sep 2009 , 3:12pm by anabelz01

sewlora Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 9:55pm
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I am going to be making an Alice in Wonderland cake and I want to make some playing cards, including the Queen of Hearts. I am thinking of making them out of gum-paste and then when dry, coloring on them with Wilton Food Writers.

Should that work? Any other suggestions on how to make cards?

thanks,
Lora

6 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 9:58pm
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I've seen patchwork cutters to make cards.

You know, if no one will be eating the gumpaste, you can use crayola markers instead of the expensive food writers.

letsgetcaking Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:05pm
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It looks like this person used more gumpaste or fondant to add the shapes and numbers. I'm sure it's more work, but it's another idea.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonflydoces/3002090028/

letsgetcaking Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:06pm
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It looks like this person used more gumpaste or fondant to add the shapes and numbers. I'm sure it's more work, but it's another idea.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonflydoces/3002090028/

ZAKIA6 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:18pm
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i"ve made playing cards before.
i used edible images.
rolled out a sheet of fondant
sprayed the fondant with a mist of water
placed the sheet over the fondant
let it dry
cut out the cards with an exacto knife.
LL

Jan14grands Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:27pm
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The edible image looks real! I've made cards and just used fondant, let dry, then used edible markers. Worked fine.

anabelz01 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:12pm
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Hi I have made cards like the ones in alice in wonderland, I used gumpaste and fondant hearts etc. Only problem I had was with the hands as the gloves were too heavy for the arms to hold up.

Here's the link in case you are interested.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1326703.html

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