This poker chip cake was made for a friend’s husband. I was experimenting with rolled buttercream for the top of this one. It is a single layer chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling. It is iced with buttercream. I measured out for the different sections of the poker chip and made templates so that they would be close to the same size.
I covered the top with a layer of black rolled buttercream and attached the different sections around the edges with water. The white symbols, letters and numbers are made from royal icing. I rolled the buttercream into balls for the bottom border, and used regular buttercream to go around the edge of the poker chip to make a nice edge.
I would not recommend using rolled buttercream. It is a little bit oily and too soft to hold up to much free-standing figures. I now use marshmallow fondant which is easy and inexpensive to make.