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Coolest Sugar Beer Bottle Black Jack 21st Birthday Cake 6

by Jenee M.
(Bakersfield, CA)

Homemade Sugar Beer Bottle Black Jack 21st Birthday Cake

Homemade Sugar Beer Bottle Black Jack 21st Birthday Cake

This was my first time ever trying to make a sugar beer bottle. A tutorial on You Tube gave me the basic instructions I needed for this Sugar Beer Bottle Black Jack 21st Birthday Cake. The entire process of making this cake took about a week or so because making the mold for the bottle takes time. Had it been summer I imagine the mold would dry much quicker, but given the rainy, humid weather I was only able to add one to two coats to the mold per day.

It took me two tries to get the bottle right. It's important to cook the sugar and corn syrup long enough to get the right color and texture. As for the cake, it is a Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Filling. It is crumb-coated with a vanilla buttercream under the homemade marshmallow fondant. CakeCentral.com provided many ideas for the recipe. I made the playing cards on top of the cake from rice paper and sugar paste. The other decorations are red and black fondant - diamonds, hearts, spade, and clubs.

All in all, I thought it turned out pretty well. The cake was a huge hit at the restaurant we went to and people couldn't believe I had made the beer bottle!

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21st birthday cake
by: maria C

This cake is the most creative one I've seen for a 21st Birthday. What a great job you did designing it and mastering the bottle part. WAY TO GO!!

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Coolest Texas Hold Em Birthday Cake 39

by Tricia W
(Leander, Tx)

Coolest Texas Hold Em Birthday Cake

Coolest Texas Hold Em Birthday Cake

I got a lot of great ideas from this site for my husband’s Texas Hold Em Birthday Cake. I took a couple of ideas from different cakes and put them together. I used my husband’s favorite chocolate cake recipe, and doubled the square and round layers.

I used a white butter cream frosting to ice the layers, and piped edging using the same frosting. The cards on top are rolled fondant, and I tinted some of the buttercream icing to pipe on the card suits. The poker chips are made from rolled fondant that I tinted with gel food coloring, and cut out using the cap from an olive oil bottle. The shapes on the sides of the cake are made from Wilton’s new sugar sheets, which worked out well. I used cookie cutters to cut out the shapes, although it was a little work cutting out the shapes from the sheets, you really need something sharp to cut shapes out of the sheets.

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Coolest Royal Flush Cake 19

by Tammy O.
(Keanaston,SK,Canada)

Homemade Royal Flush Cake

Homemade Royal Flush Cake

This Royal Flush cake was made for a friend's brother who owns a local bar and is big into POKER! It was his 40th birthday and they were having a big bash for him.

The cake is made up of 4 9X13 cakes (two on the bottom,two on top). It was iced with the Wilton Snow White icing recipe (found on the Wilton site). I used four Dr Otker cake mixes and made them as per the recipe. These cake mixes make a nice dense moist cake that doesn't crumble as much as some others do.

I made myself a template for the card shapes and pressed them into the icing after it had set for a few minutes. I then outlined the cards with black icing and drew in the card details with either red or black icing. The main thing was to make sure that the icing was thin enough to pipe in the fine details.

The cake was a big hit!

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