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Alice in Wonderland Chess Cake by prismkitty Alice in Wonderland Chess Cake by prismkitty
This cake was for an Alice in Wonderland themed party for my sister’s 25th b-day. ^^ I made the chess pieces from white and dark chocolate, the frosting is made from scratch, the cake itself is from a box (If I’m spending all the time on the frosting, I don’t have time to make the cake from scratch ^_^). An unfortunate issue was that as the evening went on, the cake started to collapse under the weight of the chess pieces. ^^;;

The cookies in the background were from a bakery, so no, I didn’t make the fancy, cute cookies.
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For our birthdays, my sister and I have weeklong celebrations; she plans mine and I plan hers. For her 25th b-day, the theme I did was Alice in Wonderland/Chess. Each day there was a pile of twenty-five something (sprinkles, buttons, marshmallows, etc.), a special thing for the day (a gift, a game night with family, a trip to Toronto, etc.), and a card with one of the Sir John Tenniel Alice illustrations on one side and a piece of prose written by me, in the style of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, that was a clue to the day’s surprise. The prose had blank spaces in it that could be solved by the pieces I arranged on the chess board every day.

After the week was over (her birthday was on a Tuesday), I surprised her the following Saturday by throwing her an Alice in Wonderland themed tea/b-day party, complete with party goers in Alice costumes.
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Alice-RED Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Omg that looks freaken delicious ! I want that for my birthday and my Unbirthday!
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bree6827La Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
That is a delicious cake. You did an awesome job on making this cake. :)
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TheAngelAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing cake! really good work :)
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peterandwendy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet :D
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simpleyetamazing Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you make the chess pieces? that is all really awesome btw
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thanks! I bought a chess piece candy mold off of amazon.com.
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YuzukiKuran Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student General Artist
....0w0 I want your cake man~
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furimmerich Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
SOOOOOO COOLLLLLL!!!
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, you should have distributed the pieces over the top so that the pieces won't fall off.
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Akarii-Mitskunii Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
D: That looks delicious!
Ecspecially the white chocolate chess peices!
Nomnomnom! <3 *drool*
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berryrika Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Stunning!
I had never seen such a creative hand-made cake, fabulous work :clap: :clap:
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kawaiimusicbox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
OMG this is AMAZING! So creative!!
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fifteenthlife Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I found this and haven't stopped thinking about it!! Totally amazing. Did you use a recipe that I could find online? Or you'd be willing to share?
I even posted a link in my blog to this deviation. I love chess and I love baking so it's perfect.
Do you blog about baking or cooking at all? Have you made any other intricate foods like this?
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ZooYork108 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
That is so fucking sweet! Lol, very creative.
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gee-gee-gee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
that is so fucking awesomeeeeee
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EmikoxD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
yummy yummy yummy :) omg i wanna eat it so bad
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MegWhiteIII Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How on Earth did you make the chess pieces?!?
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lemontree11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
please tell me it's inspired by though the looking glass the sequel to alice in wonderland <333
I don't see much though the looking glass fanarts or photos of anything, so I'm happy to see something <3
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Absolutely! ^_^ My sister (and I) are huge fans of both books, so for her birthweek (we celebrate birthweeks not birthdays) last year, I made the theme Alice in Wonderland/Through the looking glass.

Every day there was a card with a John Tenniel illustration and a short piece of prose that I wrote in the style of the books. The prose was a clue to the activities of the day. There were blanks in the prose, which could be solved by a very simple puzzle I set up daily on my chess board.

Some activities for the week included: a tea party and a journey to which she didn't know the destination.
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lemontree11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, that sounds like so much fun. I would like to do that :)

I'm not that great with English prose. Hopefully the creative writing class i'm about to take this spring, will help me write some neat things :)

Oh well if you're ever in the LA area there is this neat Cafe called Royal T and they are having this neat Alice in Wonderland event where everyone dresses up and eat from a special Alice menu. I wanted to to be the White queen but I don't think everyone will recognize me...
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VagueIndustries Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
I agree with everyone above. This is an amazing effort! How on earth will you upstage this next year?
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I have no idea. o.O I went all out for her 25th, so she's stated she doesn't expect anything too big for next year. Perhaps I should just take a few years and do little b-day weeks and then do another uber one for her 30th? ^_^
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VagueIndustries Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Sounds like a plan.
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Elemental-Sight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
That's such an awesome cake, and such a great thing to do for your sis!
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thank you! She was really happy with the cake and the whole birthweek celebration. ^_^
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Sw33tPandaZ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
That's so cool! xP
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thank you!
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Senrigan-Taki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is pure genius! My friend and I exploded from the fantastic idea, and how you celebrate your birthdays is wonderful ^^. It's just pure made of win!
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thank you! We're quite a fan of how we celebrate our birthdays. ^_^ I can't wait to see what she does for my 30th!
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KiaRee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   Photographer
that looks super yummy.
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thank you! It was quite tasty. ^^
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mournia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This must be the best thing ever! I want one! D:
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thank you! ^_^
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