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Father's Day Poker Cake

by Jan Clement-May


A clever poker table design complete with chips, cards and a keen poker player!

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Take a gamble on your dad this year and make this fantastic poker-themed cake for Father’s Day. It would also make a great birthday surprise for any poker fan.


  1. Preparation
    Cut out the playing cards, lettering and chips for later.
  2. Cake and Board
    Cut the cake to shape and cover with sugarpaste, then cover the board.
  3. Table Top and Sides
    Make the felt piece and complete the large playing cards.
  4. Inscription
    Attach the letters in place.
  5. Cards and Chips
    Add detail to the small cards and secure the chips to the cake.
  6. Stools
    Model a stool for each player.
  7. Figure
    Make the shoes, trousers, shirt, head, hands and hair for each player.
  8. Finishing Touches
    Place all the modelled pieces on the cake and trim the board with ribbon.

Occasion: Father's Day
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Featured in Summer 2010 issue

Project by Jan Clement-May

Jan Clement-May

author of Father's Day Poker Cake

Jan Clement-May started sugarcrafting in 1995 after being inspired by a novelty cake book. Having originally qualified as a graphic designer, Jan applied her artistic talent and creative flair to cake decorating and began to make cakes for her two children, as well as for other family members and friends. In 2001, she set up The Too Good to Eat Company from home and shortly afterwards began to contribute projects to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. Jan is now a well-recognised and regular professional tutor at Squires Kitchen International School.