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Coolest Scrabble Cake

This was a scrabble cake for an 80th birthday. The lady is Scrabble (board game) fanatic. I baked a large, square fruit cake and covered it in fondant icing. Then I rolled out green fondant icing about 1/2cm thick just a bit wider than the cake and left it to dry and harden for a few days before placing on top of the cake.

The lines on the “Scrabble board” where drawn on using a ruler and a pen with edible, black ink. I made the square letter counters from fondant icing and again used the edible ink pen to draw on the letters. I then spelt out ‘Happy Eightieth Birthday’ and her name using some of the letter counters on top of the cake and placed the spare ones at the side of the cake or on the counter holders, spelling ‘gift’ and her surname.

I also made a little pen and score pad from fondant icing. The counter holders are brown fondant icing with dark blown food colour lightly brushed with a small paint brush to give a wood effect.

The only part of the cake that was not edible were the champagne bottle candles and that actual cake board itself.

It took me about a week to make it to allow for drying time etc. The 80 year old lady Scrabble player was absolutely delighted with her cake!

16 thoughts on “Coolest Scrabble Cake”

  1. I think this to a lot of thought and time and creativity. I like scrabble but if this lady was a champ at it…….wow what a great gift on her 80th birthday. I noticed that the letters on board said gift. How cute. Good …no Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You must have really loved and appreciated this lady to put so much effort into this cake! it’s amazing.

  3. my mom is also a scrabble fanatic, I am going to attempt this cake for her 60th birthday. Wish me luck, you did a fantastic job on this cake!

  4. Do you have recipe for this cake? I’m keen in giving this one a go. I’d like to try to all sorts of cakes. Just need the recipes and instructions. Thanks

  5. I think this is awesome!
    I was searching for a picture of a scrabble board to use as a guide to making a 50th birthday cake for my daughter in laws mother in August.
    I would love to know what colour icing you used for the actual board or did you mix the colour yourself?
    I have found Lincoln green icing paste which looks approximately the right colour to me but would appreciate your opinion.

  6. Diane,
    I used leaf green and spruce green food colour for the icing, just kept adding it in until I got a sort of green velvet colour. I tend to mix all my own colours to get the right shade to match.
    Roll out the icing to make the board and leave it as long as possible so it gets hard, then you can work on it and place it on top of the base cake.
    Everything except the cakeboard is edible.

  7. did you paint the fondant icing with the food colouring or blend it into the icing before rolling it out?

    also…did you just write on the letters or get an imprinter then write into it with the edible pen?

    Your writing is just SO neat! amazing cake!!

  8. We are having a Scrabble themed birthday party for my mom’s eightieth birthday as well….what kind of fondant did you use? How long did it take to dry? This is an amazing cake…the detail is incredible!

  9. i’m thinking of having a scrabble for my 14th birthday, i’m totally into scrabble. i might even invite the guy i’m crushing on and wow him with a cake similar to this. Thanks so much, you’ve possibly changed my life forever. We could get married because of this! thankyou.

  10. This is unbelieveable, I’ve seen a few Scrabble cakes on the internet and yours is BY FAR the best. I am getting married next year, do you make these professionally?

  11. Hi,

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my Scrabble cake.I do not do these professionally,they are just for friends and family.

    Thank you

  12. Loved your scrabble cake, I was wanting one for my Grandma’s 100th birthday, here in Australia.
    You did a great job.

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