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.
Skill Level: None
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 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 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