4 Great Gambling-Themed Uses of Fondant

Dessert lovers come in all shapes and sizes, and the truth is, nobody can resist a freshly baked, succulent, moist cake or cupcake or what-have-you. If you’re one of the millions of people who now regularly hold poker nights at home and just so happen to be a talented home cook, your friends have probably come to expect the occasional homemade treat from you.

Want to make those homemade goodies extra special? Why not make them perfect for the occasion? With the help of some fondant, it’s easy to create custom decorations for every party or celebration. Here are some of the best uses of fondant for poker or bingo parties:

Birthday Cake

Planning a poker party? These delightfully simple set of poker cupcake toppers from TopCakeDecors are a great place to start. They’re completely edible and easy to pull off with some knifework.

Just a tad bit more complicated, chescreative’s own set of edible poker chips and dice involve more painting and careful positioning of fondant, but it’s actually not too hard considering you only use a few colors.

Don’t be ashamed – it’s alright to love bingo. In fact, bingo aggregate site Free Bingo Hunter has catalogued hundreds of online bingo sites in the UK alone, so the game must be pretty popular, right? If you’re going to play bingo with your friends, you’d best bake this great bingo cake for them. Bingo cards are some of the easiest designs to make.

And last but definitely not the least, the Better Baking Bible’s yummy triple chocolate peanut buttercream cupcakes with bingo toppers are sure to inspire. The only thing you might struggle with when making these toppers is how to draw those numbers on the cards and bingo balls, but they’re lovely to look at and sure to be the highlight of your party.

Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Birthday Cake by jurvetson/Poker Cake Toppers by TopCakeDecors/ Poker Cake by chescreative/Bingo Cupcakes by Better Baking Bible

Taho – One of my Favorite Snack/Desert of All Time

I love Taho. I grew up eating taho almost every day. For those who are not familiar with Taho, it is fresh soft/silken tofu with caramel and sago pearls. Since I left the Philippines a couple of years ago to travel around Asia, I never had a chance to eat taho. Maybe there are also taho in other parts of Southeast Asia but I never had a chance to see one.

Luckily, in my previous trip to Phnom Penh, I saw a vendor selling what seemed to me as Taho.

I immediately walked towards the vendor to looked at what he’s selling and luck was on my side and it was Taho indeed.

Taho - One of my Favorite Snack/Desert of All Time

The man charged us 2000 Riel ($0.50) for a medium sized cup of Taho. I’m not sure if it’s the standard price though coz i find it a bit expensive. But since I haven’t had Taho for a very long time, I didn’t bother to haggle anymore.

Unlike the ones that were being sold in Manila, the taho didn’t have sago pearls. The caramel also tasted as if it was cooked with ginger which turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

Have you tried eating taho? Feel free to share what you think about this desert.

Taho - One of my Favorite Snack/Desert of All Time

Happy Food Tripping!!!

Chocolate Shake and Strawberry Shake at Dairy Queen Phnom Penh

While walking along Sisowath Quay, I noticed what seems to be a newly opened Dairy Queen shop. I have never been to any Dairy Queen in the past but the pictures at their glass wall looks tempting enough that it made me go in and order some shakes.

I ordered Chocolate Milkshake and my friend ordered Strawberry Milkshake. It cost around $1.90 per cup which I think was quite affordable even for backpackers like me.

Chocolate Shake and Strawberry Shake at Dairy Queen Phnom Penh

The chocolate milkshake reminded me of Wendy’s Frosty although I think I prefer the Frosty than this one. Nevertheless I enjoyed this drink while watching the traffic at Sisowath Quay.

It seems that more and more western food shops are opening up both in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Happy Food Tripping!!!

Gelato at Lucky Ice Cream

I love sweets! I always try to budget a dollar or two for a sweet treat. One of my favorite treats in Cambodia is the gelato in Lucky Ice Cream. For only a dollar you can get one generous scoop of gelato on a cup with a crispy thin wafer. There are lots of flavors to choose from, my favorite include cheescake, coffee, peanut, oreo, chocolate chip, hazelnut, vanilla… d#mn as I write this I realized that I like almost all of them.

You can this store at the Lucky Angkor Market or at the new market near Pubstreet.

Gelato at Lucky Ice Cream

Happy Food Tripping!!!

Please excuse my blurry picture as I used my phone for this one.