I'm making a poker themed cake for my sons 18th bday. Does anyone have suggestion or advise from their attempts at a cake like this? I have looked st lots of pictures and the quality varies. Some have Fondant cards and some look real. But it can't really tell if they are real or printed on edible paper and put on Fondant. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Like anything you learned while doing a cake with this theme!
Thank you cake friends
I would do a large (16") round cake and make piles of chips to stack on the sides of the cake and top made out of fondant circles of different colours. As for the cards, I would set it up like a real play on a poker game doing everything in miniature so it fits. You could use fondant to cut out the rectangles for the cards or you could buy rice paper sheets at the store and cut them out. Be careful if you use rice paper sheets and decide to put a design on the back or front, they absorb lots of water and go mushy quick.
Do a web search for poker tables so you can see what one looks like before you get started to help plan out your design.
Hope this helps
I used an edible image on fondant to make the cards on the poker cakes that are in gallery. I hand panted the poker chips on one cake (that took some time to do) and I just used circles on the other one. This is a pretty easy design. For me the most time spend was hand painting all the chips. Good luck with your cake, I'm sure you'll do great!
Thank you guys for the suggestions! Where can I get printable edible card prints? Do I need a special printer.
I did a poker table cake and made all of the chips and cards out of gumpaste because I found that I could roll it thinner. The thing I found the most difficult was getting the proportions of the cards and chips right for the size of the "table". I used a 12in hex pan, so my chips and cards ended up being very small. I found something the right size to indent a circle on the center of the each poker chip and then decorated them with food markers (easier than painting for me). I also used the food markers to make the backs of the cards. I used the red marker to make a diagonal crosshatch pattern and then the blue to put a tiny dot in each square.
To check your proportions, I would cut pieces of paper and lay them out on the pan the way you want your cake to look (that way you don't end up redoing your gumpaste like I did!)
Made one for my brother's 50th bday. Used an octagon 12" pan. Made the cards out of fondant and used tiny cookie cutters that came in the shapes of the suits. Got the design from Loren of The Baking Sheet.[/img]