I made this poker table cake for my hubby. He loves playing poker so I thought this would the perfect cake.
I used a 15″ hexagon cake pan. The poker chips and playing cards should be made a day in advance so that they can dry. The poker chips are made out of marshmallow fondant. I colored the fondant and cut the chips out, using the medium sized round cut-outs.
The playing cards are made out of an edible image that was applied to fondant. To assemble the cake, place a small dab of buttercream on a cake board and place the cake on the cake board. Ice the cake with a thin layer of buttercream. Color about 2 pounds of fondant Kelly green, mixed with a tiny bit of black. This will be the top part of the cake.
Roll out the fondant 1/4 inch thick. You can use the cake pan as a guide to cut out the size that you need for the top part of the cake. Apply to the top part of the cake. Smooth out the top of the fondant covered cake, using your hand or a smoother. Tint about 1 pound of fondant black. This will be used for the sides of the cake. Measure the sides of the cake and cut out the sides that is needed. Apply a little water to the back of the fondant and this will help the fondant stick to the top part of the cake that is already covered in fondant.
Arrange the cards and pieces on top.