I did this crazy modified king cake
thing for Mardi Gras where instead of one person getting a baby, we all got buttons that defined different roles for us for the evening (there were two peasants, a merchant, and a king and queen). Anyway, the point for this post is that I made a "test cake" to make sure the buttons would all stay where I expected and that everything worked out okay. It did! Sadly, I do not have a picture of the actual Mardi Gras cakes because they were finished at the very last second and we immediately ate them, but I do have my test cake. I actually think the test cake is cuter because the cake is the perfect shape to be a volcano.
The Mardi Gras one just had green, purple, and yellow sprinkles on it instead of red and orange.
ENOUGH EXPLANATION OKAY HERE ARE THE PIKATURES
Ignore that there blue sprinkle.. he's just a bit of water waiting to get washed away by the hot magma coursing toward him. Certainly not a sprinkle that somehow managed to get on my otherwise totally awesome cake.
I am a sucker for cake mix in a box, so I used this recipe
to fancy it up a little. The chocolate "sauce" on top is just chocolate chips mixed with a bit of oil and melted. It was ridiculously moist and chocolately and yum.