Aces Wild Cake

Aces Wild Cake

Whether the game is hearts or rummy, poker or pinochle … even Old Maid … everyone will get a kick out of this oh-so-simple card cake.  Starting with a basic sheet cake, decorate this cake in any card suit or number you please.  It's easy with ready-colored rolled fondant.

Serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Prepare Cake

Bake and cool your favorite 1-layer sheet cake. Position cake on foil-covered cake board.  Spatula ice cake smooth with buttercream icing; ice sides of cake at least 1/2-inch thick.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate

Comb sides of cake using small-tooth edge of decorating comb.  Roll out red fondant 1/8-in. thick.  Cut out an "A" with cookie cutter; cut out 2 smaller "A"s  with alphabet cut-out.  Using heart cut-outs, cut out 1 large and 2 small fondant hearts.  Attach all fondant pieces to cake. 

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