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Ben & Rachel's Wedding Cakes

A couple of weeks ago friends of ours got married and our wedding gift was the cake, or cakes rather.  The wedding had a games theme so each cake represented a game.

Fortunately the wedding was on a Sunday and I had all day Saturday to decorate.  Mr. T kept me company watching a marathon of Night Court on Comedy Gold while I decorated into the wee hours of the morning.  I was actually done by 2 am, which I thought was pretty good!

Cake #1: Puzzle Cake

Ben and Rachel provided their cake topper for this one.  I loved it.  All cakes were 2 tiered, 8 inch square.  This one was chocolate with chocolate fudge filling.  Originally I was doing a rope of black fondant around the base but it was turning out as I wanted.  Instead I opted to used a 1/2 inch ribbon around each base.

Cake #2: Scrabble Cake

Ben is an avid Scrabble player.  Years ago I attended an evening at the club where Ben played thinking I was a decent player.  Recreational Scrabble is extremely different from competitive.  My first game, my opponent scored over 50 points with one letter down.  I was way out of my league.

This cake was carrot with cream cheese filling.

Cake #3: Pong

The score on the board is the wedding date.  Even though Mr T pointed out that the score didn't go that high.  We both have issues with accuracy and artistic liberties. This cake was cookies and cream with butter cream filling.

Cake #4: Candy Crush

Target sells the Candy Crush candies in gummy form which was an amazing find that was a huge time saver.  The bombs are actually chocolate waffers covered in sprinkles.  It made decorating the cake go much more quickly than I thought it would.  The target score represents the year.  Ben was impressed that the board is showing all valid placements of the candies.

This cake was vanilla with multicoloured sprinkles throughout and butter cream filling.

Cake #5: Monopoly

I saved this cake for last as I wasn't quite sure on what I was going to do.  I finally settled on the section of the board.  This is probably my favourite cake.  I added the fondant dice.  The numbers on top were chosen based on which ones turned out the best.

This cake was lemon with lemon cream cheese filling.

The cakes all ready to go.  My job was done.  Phew!  The bases I made using 6 inch sytrofoam cake dummies covered in white ribbon.

Lastly, a shot of Ben & Rachel cutting the cake.


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