Sunday, August 9, 2009

Draughts cake


This is a traditional almond torte. Very popular in Malta and I've already posted several ones. Sometimes this torte is made from ground almonds substitute obviously it's much cheaper and less tasty.I prefer the taste of pure ground almonds and only use those in my cakes and bakes.
I decorated this cake as draughts board made of sugar paste/fondant. Everything is edible except the cake board :)

28 comments:

doggybloggy said...

you have some beautiful confections here - I will be back to catch up

Palidor said...

Cute! I love the checkers board on top.

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm lovely checkers and cake... perfect finish

warmfuzzies said...

What a fun cake! You are way too talented. I could try to make the Almond torte but it would never look as fancy as yours. Great job!

Talita said...

How funny! I'd love to have a piece of this!

burpandslurp said...

oh that's beautiful! I think all cakes should be as much fun as this! I do love to play with my food ;-)

Kitchen Corner said...

haha.. this is really interesting! Let's play before eating them... :P

Megan@Feasting on Art said...

I love this...so clever!!

Emily said...

Mmm even the cake board looks delicious!

Nina Timm said...

Somehow I dont think much playing is going to happen here!!!Yum!

spike. said...

What a fun cake!

madebymel said...

What a great cake! I love the details in the checker pieces, and the colors are so bright!

Food For Tots said...

You are so pro in making cakes. How I wish I can be like you one day! *day-dreaming". This cake is so beautiful that I can't stop admiring it. ;)

veron said...

All I can say is, what a fun cake to have!

Claudia said...

ahahahahaahah io adoro giocare a dama.. eccezionale!!!! bacioni

apparentlyjessy said...

I haven't played draughts since I was a kid! I loved that game though, would be even more fun to play it with a cake board!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I used to love playing draughts when I was a kid! Ahh this cake brings back memories! :D

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

Amazing! Did you make the draughts board or is it store-bought? It looks so pretty

Juliana said...

What a lovely cake...almond! Really would like to have a bite. Yummie!

Annie said...

Love almond! It looks so delicious and now I feel like playing a board game!

casasplendente said...

wow bellissima sembra verà è quasi un peccato mangiarla ;-)

Anncoo said...

WOW, so creative and this is perfect!

Nicisme said...

You've been busy while I've been gone - all looks so beautiful!

CookiePie said...

WOW -- another amazing cake! You are sooo talented!

pinkstripes said...

How creative!

Betty said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOW.... E' STUPENDA!!!
BRAVISSIMA!

i dolci di laura said...

wow, quante meraviglie mi sono persa! bellissima questa scacchiera, ti viene voglia di fare una partittina!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

As usual - I LOVE it :)