Make your own version
Here's the recipe for Jame's Gnomeregan Birthday Cake, in the words of Charlie the baker herself: "It's a basic chocolate Victoria sponge cake recipe with added white choc chunks and a bar of dark chocolate grated in, plus three grated carrots and a mashed banana (to help towards five-a-day, and to make it extra gooey). I used whole-meal, self-raising flour, too, so its virtually a health food! ;-) You could use any sponge recipe you liked for the middle bit.
"Filling was a small pot of double cream, heated in microwave with a big bar of dark chocolate stirred and melted into it. Leave to cool, and then whisk to a mousse-y consistency.
"Icing was basic shop-bought, ready-to-roll icing coloured and covered in copious amounts of edible glitter. I covered the sides in black icing, the top in purple icing. The wrenches are greyish-brown icing (coloured with cocoa). I used purple glitter and black food colouring for the fabric effect, and for contrast I used a silver dusting powder. The gold parts were yellowish icing covered in gold and bronze glitter. The 'rivets' are Milky Way Magic Stars dusted with gold edible glitter."
Such decadence ... We think Aimee needs to order daily deliveries of these to her stall in Dalaran. If you try the recipe, let us know in the comments how it goes. You can also try an old standard, the Delicious Chocolate Cake from our Well Fed Buff feature (now part of this World of WarCrafts column).
Cake Wrecks features WoW cakes
Before we return you to your regularly scheduled holiday WoW
athon (you are
merely taking a break from a Warcraft
extravaganza, aren't you?), do hop over to Cake Wrecks to take a look at the simply spectacular World of Warcraft
cakes they've featured there this weekend. In recognition of this weekend's Dragon*Con
, they've devoted an entire post to WoW
cakes. We can't believe people would actually eat these works of art. Take a look for yourself
at Cake Wrecks.