I created this cake a few weeks ago for a good friend of mines 30th birthday. I was so excited to create this cake. We had first started to talk about it at the beginning of the year when his wife asked me to help create some invitations for Steve’s surprise party. The invitations and cake were both to be Las Vegas themed…

Both the invitations and cake had the Las Vegas logo as the main focus and brought in the theme with the roulette wheel, the poker chips and the dice. I was so happy with how both the cake and invitations turned out.

The cake was a 10 inch round vanilla sponge which was 3 layers high, making it 5 inches in height. All the parts of the cake were completely edible and the Las Vegas sign was made out of gumpaste. All the poker chips, playing cards which were placed around the side and the sign were hand painted. I think one of my favourite things about this cake was the wood grain around the roulette wheel. I was so happy with how it turned out. I mixed different colours of brown into the icing and stopped before they were completely mixed in leaving this streaky brown pattern which resembled wood grain. I then airbrushed the bottom and top with a darker brown to make it stand out.

The cake and invitations fitted in so well with the party as they had an actual rulette wheel there and I was so happy that Steve liked the cake and I hope he had a fantastic birthday. There are more photos of the cake in my cake gallery and more photos of the invitations at http://www.thelittletouches.com