Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Texas Hold 'Em

My dear Uncle Alan turned 70 this year. To celebrate, we had a big bash for him at his favourite restaurant. And of course, a big bash calls for a spectacular cake. My cousin gave me the idea for the cake, and I took it and ran with it. The concept here comes from the Chinese term for 70-year old - "chat cheong" (seven cards literally), and no change. LOL!

It is chocolate and vanilla butter cake with coffee buttercream on the bottom tier, and chocolate and vanilla cake with orange zest buttercream on the top tier.

The decorations including the deck of cards are all hand-crafted from gumpaste. I handpainted all the cards with food colouring gel paste.

My uncle and aunt posing with the cake. Happy Birthday uncle!!

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