Behold the Cake of Destiny!

Birthday cake
Originally uploaded by Sladey.

Martin hates Lord of the Rings, but the cheffy Chocolate Shards make it look a bit sinister, and Mordor-y rather than Black Foresty.

Anyway, he insisted on a Black Forest Gateau for a birthday cake. Charlie insisted that it had to be a proper cake, and not the Delia Swiss Roll BFG recipe that I fancied having a go at. I still have to stick toasted almonds on the top, but his birthday isn’t until tomorrow…