Poker Tournament!

About twice a year, one of Adam’s poker-obsessed coworkers organizes a large poker tournament. Part of your entry fee includes dinner (hamburgers, hotdogs, and chips) and I always thought we needed desserts so I usually brought cookies or brownies or something like that. This year, I decided we needed an official poker tournament cake (Elise took care of the other cookies, brownies and goodies)! Here’s the cake I brought:

I paid a lot of attention to the playing cards so here’s a close-up on them:

This cake was marbled (chocolate and vanilla swirled) with chocolate buttercream frosting and covered with both marshmallow and chocolate fondant.

Many of you already know that Adam and I have played in this tournament for a few years now. My goal is to always get at least one seat further than Adam. What can I say, I have a very competitive spirit but I set realistic goals – to expect to win every year is just ridiculous! haha! Anyway, usually I do end up beating Adam by a hair – I get eliminated right after him. This year, however, was a different story! I made it to 8th place, like usual…and Adam got 3rd! Way to go! He won $65 which covered our entry fees ($20 each) AND helped recover the cost of the cake!