This cake was a Cinnamon Caramel Ganache Layer Cake (chocolate cake layers filled with a cinnamon-caramel ganache cream filling topped with a sticky chocolate frosting).
The tiers were wrapped with Kit Kat bars tied with a ribbon and covered with dark chocolate M&M's. The middle tier is a 4" square cake dummy covered in red fondant made to look like a dice. Two gumpaste M&M figures sat on the top tier and their features were painted on with food coloring.
Three fondant playing cards painted with food coloring were applied to the bottom tier.
The "Vegas"-themed Happy Birthday sign was made from fondant with silver dragees for the lights and mounted using fondant-covered wooden dowels. A red fondant star with gold piping was added to complete the look. All in all, I'm really pleased with how this cake turned out. It was enormous - 23" high! - and I managed to get it across the North Shore in one piece too which was fantastic.
36 more days until we leave for Vegas - I can't wait!!
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