....... Divertimento: Mahjong cake

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mahjong cake

I attended a birthday dinner last night and my contribution was the birthday cake. As the "birthday girl" is an old hand at the game of mahjong, I got her this beautifully crafted cake from Maxim's Bakery. The two "longevity peaches" were extras for HK$20. The mahjong table, tiles and dice plus the peaches were all  made of chocolate.

It was a pity to have to cut it up! I am happy to report that the cake was every bit as good to eat as it was to look at.....

Mahjong themed birthday cake

Note that the dice add up to "8" a Cantonese lucky number. The tiles make up a winning hand.... "Royal Flush" anyone? There are even tiny replicas of chips on each side of the mahjong table. Quite the work of art.

If you would like to check out this bakery's offerings, please note that it has a website and online ordering.

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