Blaine loves Monopoly. Whether for the deeper meaning of market domination of a single entity or just light-hearted fun of the game, I don't know.
When my clients request celebration cakes, many of them don't come with pre-determined ideas on what they want. We chat a little bit about the person who will be receiving the cake and together we come up with the best fit.
To maximize the potential of this cake, I knew I had to have the actual board game with me throughout the design process. When I fished through my pile of games at home, I must have picked out every single release of Monopoly (Junior, Visa, Canada, etc) except for the original version. Who would have thought I shopped with the trends?!?
I found the original game at a local toy shop and spent the evening playing a round of the game with friends before kicking the cake into gear. Here are a couple pictures of the final project.