Thank you all for your kind comments!
Oh my gosh! I’m stunned!! That is just amazing! It doesn’t look like a cake AT ALL! Ummmm did it outshine the wedding cake?
Do you have pictures of it sliced? I’d love to see the interior.
You are incredibly talented and this is just awesome!
Congrats on the new fridge. I think your hubby deserve’s his own roulette wheel for that!
Thanks Georgie! I don’t have pictures of the interior just yet, but hopefully their photographer got some. It may be a while but I’ll post ‘em as soon as their proofs are available
DouxHouse, That cake looks fantastic! Did you find instructions in a book or on the internet somewhere? If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I would love to attempt to make something similar down the road. Thanks:)
I sure didn’t and I wish there was something online! I had to do a bunch of research, look at several roulette tables and photographs, do a little photoshop work to get a wheel printed out the exact size I needed, and just plan, plan and plan some more! I figured out the scale for my chocolate cake recipe. It wasn’t too terrible, I mean the cake was just a 12"x18"x 2” pan with a 12” round cut in half on either side.
I refrigerated the cakes so they were cold, added the stabilized whipped cream, then plopped the cherries and plunged them into the cream, topped with the other cake. I froze those cakes overnight. The next morning I iced them with the midnight ganache and rolled out my premade fondant on top. I kind of had to improvise as I went, but the shape was really easy. Green on top, black on the sides. Then a black fondant ‘snake’ pressed down made the bumper. I used a pearl mold and used leftover ‘wood’ fondant to press into, then covered them with Old Gold luster dilluted in everclear. The wheel itself was a 9” cake round for the outer ‘wood’ part, then I used a small bowl I had to cut out the center, and sculpted it to fit my roulette numbers. Those were the biggest challenge. I had to print out a scaled roulette wheel, place black fondant over red, and cut out each section. Then I removed the sections I didn’t need, made the ‘0’ and ‘00’ out of leftover green. I hand painted each section with their appropriate numbers using a tiny brush and copied off a printed out font I really liked. I had to invent something to make the roulette spin, using parts of pens, cardboard, hot glue and a 3” lazy susan I found at a woodworking store in town.
I really wish I had taken photos as I went, but I was so pressed for time that I didn’t even want to pull the camera out. If I get another request for a cake like this, I’ll be sure to take photos next time.
On a side note: I studied Fine Arts in college and graduated with a degree in Art Education with a specialization in ceramics and sculpture, so building and sculpting 3-dimensionally requires less effort for me than others. I do tend to do a LOT of research, maybe overkill. It actually irritated my husband, lol. But it pays off if you can figure out how something works and make it work for what you’re building.