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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Birthday Cake:Chess - July 2008

My son's birthday falls on 6th July and i made this cake for him. He is very fond of chess, often busy with Harry Potter chess pieces and his school seed postion and i decided to give him a surprise...it took me three late evenings to make the madeira cake with fondant kings and queens and knights and bishops and...and...phew ! altogether 32 pieces and the board. I chose the theme of tricolours : white, black and blue to represent the colours of Botswana. The party was celebrated on the lawns of new Adansonia Hotel amidst our friends, his friends from his school and our friend circle and the day ended with chess cake being shared among us all after he blew the candle and the kings and knights and bishops becoming part of the edible history !
The coming weeks have interesting themes and I will try to share with you all as they come along.

60 comments:

tartasacher said...

Hello Amanika

Thank you for your so lovely comments. Your birthday cake is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Best and whises

nikita said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

nikita said...

forgot to say! Happy Birthday...hope he enjoys it!

Cham said...

Happy Birthday to ur son! What a piece of art, looks like a real chess board ...Lucky son :) Awesome work Anamika

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness. You are so good at what you do. I'm always amazed...

Anitha said...

Lovely cake Anamika. I am amazed with the uniformity of the pawns with perfect details.

Very nicely done. Looking forward to see more of your cakes :-)

Anitha

evolvingtastes said...

Creative, and beautiful!

Aparna said...

Another beautiful cake. Where do you get your ideas from, Anamika?
A very Happy Birthday to your son. My daughter has a 6th July birthday too.

The Caked Crusader said...

What a clever idea - it looks so beautiful. And we were always told not to play with our food.....!

Lore said...

Beautiful!
Happy belated b-day to your son, I'm sure he was so happy when he saw his birthday cake :)

Asha said...

How beautiful! Bet your son was happy to see his fave game in cake!!:))

panettona said...

semplicemente geniale!!!
un bacio!

Min said...

beautiful work of art !

Crafty Sugar said...

Anamika,and you want me to teach you
what now again?!!!
Well done!simply beautiful!
Take care!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi tartasacher
thank you for comments.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi nikita
thanks for passing by my blog....and thanks for wishes for my son.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi cham
thanks for the wishes for my son and for your commnet on the cake.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear mary ann
thanks for your cooment. i passed by your blog and loved your pictures of the flowers.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi anitha
thank you...yes it was a daunting task but had to do for my son.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear evolving taste
thanks.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi aparna
thank you and yes a very happy birthday to your daughter, too !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear caked crusader
i agree with you..we should toy with creativity and play with food, isnt it !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear lore
thanks for the wishes..yes he was very happy and excited !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi asha
yes he was very happy and simply adored it with his friends.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear panettona
thanks for passing by...

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey min..thank you !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear neryl
is it not the process of continual improvement of ourselves...yes i want to learn as much as i can from you..thanks for your compliment.

Jerri said...

that's a very cool cake. i love it!

Lori Lynn said...

Whoa! That is SO COOL! Anamika - you make the prettiest roses, but who knew, chess pieces too. Such talent! Happy birthday to your son...

Srivalli said...

beautiful....too good a work!

Indranee said...

Anamika, this chess cake is so unique and beautifully made! Please check my blog. I've something for you:)

Carmen said...

HI!Amanika
it's wonderful and beautiful, perfect
wow
compliments

Indranee said...

Thanks Anamika!The combination that you mentioned with khichdi is awesome. Made me more hungry:)

Margaret said...

I just can't believe your skill in making such a wonderful themed birthday cake.
I'm sure your son was completely overwhelmed to have such a special birthday cake made by his Mum.

Gloria said...

Anamika, look fantastic how a dream I enjoy lookinf it!! Congrats you always make lovely things!! xxxGloria

Ivy said...

Happy belated Birthday to your son. I an sure this is a cake he will never forget.

homecooked said...

Wow Anamika....this cake is just so beautiful! I am sure your son was thrilled!

Katrina said...

Thats a beautiful cake! what a lucky son!

krystyna said...

Incredible beautiful and smart job!
What a surprise you made!
Happy Birthday to your son!

And all the best to you!

Maya said...

Wow, thats a neat cake Anamika..Those pawns must have taken you a whole lot of time..They look so uniform. Love it..

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Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi jerri
thank you

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi lori
thanks you for the wishes for my son....well he is fascinated and loves chess..so i thought why not make it for him !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear sri valli
thnaks for the wishes and passing by after a long time,eh !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi indranee
thanks for the wishes and for the award....will write about it in my next post.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear margaret
i love creating cakes with themes and it struck me by thinking about what my son likes...and then it struck me..thanks for the wishes and comments.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi gloria
thanks dear..i always look forward to your comments.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

ivy, thank your for your wishes for my son....yes i do hope so !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear carmen
thanks for your wishes and comments.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear homecooked
thank you for your comment and wishes.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi katrina
thanks you for your wishes and your comment and for passing by..i do hope you love them all.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

dear krystyna
hey thanks and yes it was a good surprise for my son..especially because i usually make cakes in late evenings when he has already slept.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi maya
thanks for the commnet..yes the pawns took lot of time and especailly all 16 pieces, i had to make in double...yeah but the labour was worthwhile, you know !

Pooja said...

Wow chessboard cake who would have thought abt it . Wow you are really patient. I have never decorated into cake decorating only becoz i know how impatient i am. Every time i see some one like you come up with creative things i am determined. Wow Your cakes are so beautiful

Madhuram said...

Belated birthday wishes to your son. That was really a terrific surprise for your son Anamika. The chess board and the pieces look so real.

Namratha said...

I've been waiting to make a chess board cake Anamika, I hope to do it soon! :) This looks absolutely perfect, and u made all the pieces too...fabulous! I bet your son would have been extremely pleased :)

maybelles parents said...

Fantastic! Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

wow, those pieces are so nice!
How did you make them? I've tried with fondant, but not nearly as nice as yours.

Anonymous said...

nice! how to make the 32 pieces on the board btw???

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