For the East Coast it has been a very long, very white winter. As March begins, so does the thawing and the change of putting on snow boots to rain boots. Gone is the white landscape to a now muddy one. There are cold days and there are warm days. And there are lots of children and dogs and cats with muddy feet and paws! As “our own back yard” is frequently our source of inspiration – the muddy shoes and paws and the thoughts of springtime planting were all there when this cake took ‘shape’.
We turned a basic chocolate cake into a ‘mound’ then we covered it in various types of chocolate ‘dirt’, and finally adorned it with a simple little gum paste flower. This cake always makes me smile and serves as a reminder that spring and Easter are just around the corner…!