Hi there! I’m finally coming out of my lurker cave, so… here’s a cake.
My quarantine pod plays board games, and we celebrated a birthday earlier this month. The cake decoration is a (very) improvised Scythe board, from sliced almonds, coconut, graham crackers, and a few candies for huts and The Factory. It was so tempting to add game pieces, but I wanted the decorations to be tasty, have an organic feel, and be from regular pantry items. (That is to say, I didn’t want to brave the store for supplies!) Next time, I want to try melting hard candy into meeple shapes.
The cake is Bravetart’s Devil’s Food, and the filling between the layers is groundcherry jam from my garden. I read so many glaze recipes trying to find proportions that worked for what was in my cabinet that I can’t remember what franken-recipe went on top. Oops. There was chocolate, and butter.
If you like chocolate, with or without bonus nerdery, please try this! https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/02/bravetarts-devils-food-cake.html