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Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:03 pm
by Mick Norris
ben.graff wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:15 am
Thanks Mick. Cake was delicious. Hard to go wrong with something chocolaty! Maybe we will see some more pictures of cakes and cake stories on here in the future? Definitely extra kudos if anyone bakes their own!
I've shown this thread to my 15 year old daughter; she's declined the challenge of making one for my birthday, but I do have 3 weeks to change her mind :lol:

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:24 pm
by ben.graff
Good luck Mick! :D

I was intrigued by the ace photo Justin shared. A cake set out in the key position must be the perfect way to celebrate a famous victory! I found this article which as well as referencing Fischer's cake tells all about Chess Pie. (Complete with recipe!)

https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-chess ... her-s-cake

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:18 am
by Mick Norris
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Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:35 am
by Ian Thompson
Presumably, on this cake, black moves first :)

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:44 am
by Mick Norris
I'm more concerned about the new Hippo eating it before my daughter gets up and sees it

My girlfriend, who made the cake, doesn't play chess but has done a great job with the cake

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:06 am
by Simon Rogers
Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:44 am
I'm more concerned about the new Hippo eating it before my daughter gets up and sees it

My girlfriend, who made the cake, doesn't play chess but has done a great job with the cake
Happy birthday Mick.
Hope you have a good day.
Are the pieces edible aswell?
If so, I would go for the pawns on f2 and f7.

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:23 am
by Mick Norris
Yes, everything edible

Thanks Simon

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:38 pm
by ben.graff
Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:44 am
I'm more concerned about the new Hippo eating it before my daughter gets up and sees it

My girlfriend, who made the cake, doesn't play chess but has done a great job with the cake
Awesome cake Mick! Hope you have a great day!

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:43 pm
by Mick Norris
Thank you

Cake tastes great

Re: What sort of birthday cake should a chess player have?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:16 pm
by Nick Grey
Happy birthday Mick. Fantastic cake!