I made this Playing Card Cake for my grandmother and my father’s birthday. My grandmother loves to play cards. She and my father are the only two that have ever beaten my boyfriend and me at spades. I thought that a deck of cards would be an awesome cake for the two of them.
I made the Ace for my dad and the Queen was to represent my grandmother (she is the queen of my heart). The cake was a 2 layer carrot cake with home-made cream cheese icing (both of their favorites). Getting the queen to stand up was somewhat difficult because the cake was so rich and heavy, it kept falling over. I finally got it to stand by using two wooden dowels through a piece of cake board that the queen’s layer rested on.
It was really fun and easy to make. This cake was made in September and my grandmother still refuses to cut the Queen of Hearts!
I used an 11x15 cake pan and used two boxed cake mixes. All of the decorations on the poker cake are edible.
I made the playing cards and dice out of white chocolate and colored with edible marker. The poker chips are rolled fondant and colored with edible marker. The red and black suit lay-ons are just colored sugar (purchased off eBay). Just used ready made frosting and colored it with Wilton colors.
This was a huge hit. I got some of my ideas off of this site and I Googled poker cake images and got some others. I purchased the molds for the playing cards off eBay and just melted some chocolate and spooned it in.
The edible marker doesn't work great on chocolate so it did take some time to get them colored in. You could just use rolled fondant for all of the decorations, but we wanted to eat them and we loved the white chocolate.
I made this cake for my husband's surprise 25th birthday. he loves poker, especially Texas Holdem.
I made a chocolate pound cake, and a vanilla pound cake, with buttercream. I used leaf green for the green fondant (I used marshmallow fondant).
The chips and cards are all fondant too, and were painted with food coloring gel. The face cards I drew with edible marker.
My only complaint was that it was so hot and humid that my fondant had a hard time stretching out in one piece to cover the cake, so I had to do it in 2 sections, so that's why there is a slight line down the middle. But everyone went crazy over it.
Overall I was pretty happy with it. It was my first fondant cake ever, so hopefully I'll get better with time. I already have requests from people to do cakes! woo hoo!
I made this homemade Texas Hold Em cake for a friend's 30th birthday. I made a marble cake 1/2 sheet size and I make my own homemade buttercream icing. The theme for the party was Texas Hold Em so I came up with this idea by checking out my son's Texas Hold Em set.
For the cards I used white chocolate and poured it in to my candy mold and I dyed the white chocolate red, green and blue for the poker chips which I use a candy mold for peanut butter cups. Then for the lettering I used homemade marshmallow fondant.
This homemade Texas Hold Em cake was a big hit at the party. I have been making and decorating cakes for 35 yrs and this is my first cake I have submitted to this site.