Skip to main content

How to make Edible Magician's Playing Cards

On the 21st of October my nephew, Nicholas, will celebrate his 7th Birthday.  He asked for a Magician's Birthday Cake.  He brought me some photos of birthday cakes that he liked, and he asked me to choose one of those. As, you can imagine this is my next big challenge.
Here you can see the Magician's Playing Cards attempt :-).  I think they look fine. If I had a card cutter it would make this job a lot easier, so if you have one please use it.
Magician Fondant Playing Cards

You will need:
- White Fondant
- Icing Sugar (for dusting the surface)
- Edible printed rice paper
- A pair of scissors
- Gelatin for cake decoration
- Small Wilton fondant brush
- Edible black and white pens
- A ruler
- A small rolling pin
- A phyllo cutter
- Small letter/number cutters (optional)

Cut the rice paper

Roll your fondant into ½ cm thick. With the help of the ruler measure the sides (8.50cm x 5.50cm), and then cut them accordingly. You can use a cookie cutter, if you have one.

Use the gelatin (gel) to glue the rice paper onto the fondant. Remember not to use much gel. You will have a better result if you brush some gel on top of the rice paper, after you place them on the cards. Remember not to use a lot.

 On the top left side of your cards paint the number or the letter of your choice.

Allow them to dry. You can use Tylos powder to help your fondant dry easily, but you have to work fast!


  1. How creative! What a great aunt you are :)

  2. Those are so adorable! Perfect for a party. I didn't know those rice paper cut-outs existed, but I'm glad to know now!

  3. Incredible - you are so creative and talented and have so much patience!! I'm sure you must be an amazing teacher.

  4. These are lovely and clear. Look forward to seeing the cake.

  5. Fantastic! These are sooooo cool :) I'd love to see this on my birthday!

  6. Wow - you did a GREAT job! I'm sure he'll love the cake! SO creative!

  7. How nice of you to do a tutorial here, your instructions are concise and clear. This is a great idea for a cake-makes me think of Las Vegas. Well done!

  8. These are so cute! My Nicholas would love them as well. :)

  9. How cute are these!! And your step-by-step photos are helpful!

  10. These are so cool. I can't believe you made them they are perfect.

  11. Wow! I would never attempt such a feat, but you executed these perfectly! I can't wait to see Nicholas' cake~

  12. Great instructions and great looking cards!!

  13. You've dealt Nicholas a beautiful hand...clever and well executed. Brava!

  14. Such a cute idea. You are a fantastic aunt! This would also be a fun idea for a big poker night.

  15. Such a great idea, and well executed. Your pictures show how much work went into the creation - I hope Nicholas sees them :) I'd probably not want to eat them because they look so perfect!

  16. Wow, thats so creative! I can't wait to see Nicholas's cake! Can't I your niece? oops, No Quay Po too old!! How about be your aunty then?

  17. Too cool! Love what you did with these.

  18. Stunning! Love the idea and love the execution :)

  19. I am looking forward to seeing the complete cake , can't wait :)

  20. Wow! How creative and skillful you are! And thank you for these step by step pictures!

  21. These cards are so adorable! You did such a beautiful job!

  22. What a lucky nephew! I'm so impressed with your patience, and the cards look great!

  23. Nicholas is so lucky to have you for an aunt!! These look awesome, you're detail work is always amazing!!

  24. Wow - these are amazing! And adorable! I'm sure your nephew absolutely loved them.

  25. Holy moley, my son (who does card tricks) would love these! How much do I love the kid, though? Hmmm...

  26. Such talent. These are awesome.

  27. Those are amazing stuffs. I love the idea of making those materials look like playing cards. Great job!

  28. Great! Timely updates from your blog will be very useful since I’m always on the lookout for do follow blogs. Will definitely stay tuned on your updates and hoping you will not get tired doing it!

  29. Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or
    guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would really
    like to have you share some stories/information. I know my
    readers would appreciate your work. If you're even remotely interested, feel
    free to shoot me an e mail.

  30. I every time used to study article in news papers but
    now as I am a user of internet thus from now I am
    using net for content, thanks to web.


Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your opinion is very important to me...!

Popular posts from this blog

"Κοπιάστε στην Κουζίνα μου" (από την Ήβη Λιακοπούλου)

ΑΦΗΣΤΕ ΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΙΟ ΣΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΠΕΙΤΕ ΣΕ ΚΛΗΡΩΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ! -------------------------------------
Η συμπατριώτισσα μας και φίλη μου Ήβη Λιακοπούλου, από το μπλογκΚοπιάστε στην Κουζίνα μου, που ζει στην Ελλάδα εδώ και πάρα πολλά χρόνια, επιτέλους μετάφρασε στα Ελληνικά το βιβλίο της Mint Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, το οποίο αγόρασα μόλις κυκλοφόρησε, πριν 1½  χρόνο περίπου, και πραγματικά εκεί βρήκα όλες τις παραδοσιακές συνταγές της Κύπρου. Ήδη μαγείρεψα πάρα πολλές συνταγές και οφείλω να ομολογήσω ότι καμία δεν με απογοήτευσε.
Εάν έχετε συγγενείς και φίλους, Έλληνες, Κύπριους ή γνώστες της Ελληνικής γλώσσας που θέλουν να μάθουν την Κυπριακή κουζίνα, σίγουρα ένα τέτοιο βιβλίο θα εκτιμηθεί δεόντως. Κάντε το δώρο στον εαυτό σας ή στα παιδιά σας που είναι φοιτητές και θέλουν να μάθουν να μαγειρεύουν, ή ακόμη κάντε το δώρο στους φίλους σας αυτά τα Χριστούγεννα. Στοιχίζει όσο δύο καφέδες!! Μόνο 6 Ευρώ από το μπλογκ της, σε μορφή pdf, αλλά εάν το θέλετε σε άλλη μο…

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake

This cake was made for Demetris, an adorable two year old boy!  I hope he likes it. His mother told me that he likes Mickey Mouse very much!
Here you can see the cake decoration steps.  I used buttercream, in order to make the surface of the cake smooth.

This cake took me 3 hours to decorate it. The black part was the hardest to finish. I used wilton's black decoratcing icing. Happy Birthday Demetri!!!

Lien's Birthday Cake - Guest Post

This is a Guest Post from Lien.  It is her birthday cake, that was dedicated from her to her husband, Hong! Happy Birthday Lien!!