Sky Poker Chips and Cupcakes

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

It is so easy to turn a simple cupcake into something with much more depth and meaning behind it than it had say...10 minutes ago, when it was just a little light sponge with a rich and heavy buttercream and a 1m-attack perched & splurged right on top of it.
Sky Poker Dice 
So when I made cupcakes for Russell to take to work with him at Sky Sports (obviously, I wanted to make him look like an even bigger goodie too shoes), I was delighted to have been approached by the guys over at Sky Poker, asking if I’d be willing to do the same thing for them, but with a poker theme. At no point was I going to deny such a project, so I put my baking cap on and started drawing poker chips that I could eventually translate into cookies, and some cupcakes like the ones I mentioned above, only with rice paper carefully inserted into its soft and simple swirl.
Sky Poker Cupcakes and Dice
My first instinct for these bakes was to go for the initial Sky reds and blues as found in these cupcakes. But then I started to really think about it, and realised that I weren't just baking cakes for the broad spectrum that is Sky Sports, but instead was presenting bakes for Sky Poker, a less broad and more subject related area of Sky. So as long as I had some pungently coloured red and blue poker chips in there, I was happy (and hopefully so was Sky Poker!)!
Sky Poker Chips
Flavours are consistently vanilla based throughout both of these bakes; I went for the classic cupcake which can be found here. Then moving onto the cookies, I used Peggy Porschen’s Sugar Cookie (couldn’t leave my shiny new bespoke book hanging!) recipe, but, to be completely fair, much preferred Primrose’ version, it was much more crisp, without those milky notes that Peggy’s version boasts. 
Sky Poker Cupcake
Sky Poker Chips 
What did you think of my poker themed cupcakes and cookies? Do they live up to the standards of Sky?! I'd love to know! Lastly, watch this space for (hopefully) some Macarons in the next few days!

Love Em xx

20 comments:

  1. Omg, this is amazing!! So cute and ingenious :)



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  2. - Yummy ! I Would Eat That :)
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    1. Would you! I only had a nibble and then straight to the compost bin. Tut tut!

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  3. What a unique idea, I really like the sky poker chips - totally original x

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    1. Thank you miss F! Unfortunately the idea isn't totally original, there are actually so many poker themed bakes around! X

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  4. Ahhhh these are so cool! I adore the cupcakes!
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    1. thats so sweet of you hannah, theyre so easy to make at home as well, just requires buying a few pokerish bits and bobs! x

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  5. I love this post, it's so true how you can make a simple cupcake so much more so easily! x

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    1. its true you can! altho im getting sooooooo bored of plain cupcakes, deffo gonna start stretching out my horizons by baking dsifferent flavours more often...after 10 odd years!
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  8. Wow they look truly incredible! Well done :)

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  9. Love these and great photos, fantastic cupcake wrappers! You've made the chips look easy but it must have been very fiddly to get them so precise. Glad to see the bottles and straws in use again ;0)

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    1. emma, those bottles and straws are pretty much a requirement for this blog at the moment! absolutely in love, you will have to keep me updated on anything that arrives at bakerandmaker thats vaguely similar!

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  10. Your poker cakes and bakes look brilliant. They're really unusual and stand out from the crowd! I love the little playing card toppers too! :-)

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    1. Thanks laura! although i didnt really think out of the box for this one - was very much a pintrest jobby :)

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  12. I'm tempted to make some of these edible poker chip sets, but I know we'd eat them before anything else.

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