Possibly the most ambitious cake I’ve ever made! This was for my fella’s 30th birthday – as a poker player and avid cake lover, it was the perfect cake.
It’s a chocolate cake with lemon buttercream and fondant icing. If you have tins and basic equipment you can make this without buying loads of fancy stuff (I used a wine bottle top to cut out the chips and a cassette tape box to measure the cards!)
I did a lot of research for ideas, sketched my design, did a lot of bad maths for dimensions then just went for it!
Here’s how I did it.