Show Your Full House! Cake
Odds are that this sure-bet confection brings smiles to gamblers and onlookers alike. A Hexagon Cake Pan forms the poker table, which is topped with green-fondant felt that provides a colorful base for poker chips and winning hands cut from Ready-to-Use Rolled Fondant.
Makes: Cake serves 17.
Show Your Full House! Cake is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Topogiggio from I made this cake for a Halloween party so it could be placed in the "Casino Room" of the party. It was a huge hit!!!! I have to admit that I did not make the cards or the chips out of fondant; since I do not work with it that much. I purchased card and chip molds from my local Cake Supply store. Made the cards and chips out of Wilton melted candies. Then used Wilton products to paint the cards accordingly. I did use fondant on the table itself. It was easier to put together than I thought it would be.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by JKJENoyes from I made mine an oval shape to have a bigger serving amount. The edge of the table was very difficult to make, as it has to kind of "stand" above the table to add depth. It was hard to fondant wrap just edges and cut out the center. The cards and chips were extremely easy to make and lots of fun! The cake was a huge hit! It was for a bachelor party, so I put Jason and Heather are the perfect pair. It was a Texas Hold 'Em game and the winning hand was As and Ks pair!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kalliopaea from I made this cake for a bake sale. The cake was auctioned off and brought in about $300 for the charity holding the sale. It was well-received and many couldn't believe that it was actually a cake. After making the green chips, I used the leftover green fondant to color the amount needed to cover the top of the cake. I used the largest hex-shaped pan as I had gotten the set at the Wilton Tent Sale about 5 years ago at a great discount. Instead of tinting black fondant I used white then mixed the brown gel color with vodka and brushed it on to make it look like wood-grain. Instead of using foodwriter markers on the cards I mixed red and black gel color with vodka and hand-painted the designs on the cards. The winning hand was a diamond Royal Flush. I used piping gel to 'glue' the fondant to the pillars glued to the bottom of the board.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donny713 from I modified it a little bit, but the cake got rave reviews! It was fun to make and i would do it again, i was so happy to have found this cake, as i made it for a good friend's poker themed b-day party. I would suggest using kelly green butter cream for the table top instead of the fondant, much of the table will be covered with chips and cards anyway, its just too much fondant otherwise (just my personal opinion), i also didnt put it on the pillars i just had it on a flat board. Also instead of buying an octagon cake pan i just made a template and cut a round cake. I made a smaller cake than this and didnt take that into consideration when makeing the cards and chips so the table was alot more crowded, i would suggest either using the cake size they tell you to, or make smaller cards and chips. I rated it somewhat difficult because of dying the fondant, especially black, it takes a while. Loved this cake!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicolem from I made this cake for a poker themed birthday party. It was a huge hit! Like one of the other reviewers, I did not buy the hexagon pan set and just cut the shape out of a square cake. The cards and chips were easy to make and a lot of fun. I think the hardest part was getting the fondant to stay on the legs ;o)
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by aardvark from I made this cake for a friends birthday. The most challenging thing about doing this cake is that it takes a lot of prep before hand. I made the cards and poker chips the week before and let them dry. You will need edible markers and I did my best to draw the faces of the cards. I made the cake the weekend before and put it in the freezer, well wrapped. I took the cake out of the freezer on Wednesday and began putting it together on Thursday night. I also made it a two layer cake and didn't put the on the legs. I had worked with fondant before but not very successfully. I was nervous. I used green and black fondant that I bought at the craft store. Make sure that you read the directions carefully. I almost covered the cake entirely with the green fondant instead of just the top. I measured the sides of the cake and put the black fondant on in sections instead of one big piece. I think that made it easier. This cake is only difficult because it is time consuming. The cake looked really good and received rave reviews.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carlie from I made this cake for my husband and his twin brother for their birthday. They raved about it. Loved all the details and had a great time making this full house. lol
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by AJDoozer from Loved by all the guys at poker night! Way cute idea it does take time and is slightly difficult but well worth the time!
Date published: 2011-05-13