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When you give
someone a piece of your chocolate cake you want it to be pleasing to the
eye. You don't want some one to walk into your house and say "something
smells great," and then think you have a scented candle burning because your cake
looks like a store bought one! We are just going to point out some simple
mistakes that many people look over.
Dishes and Platters
pictures are here so you can observe the difference between a finished and
unfinished chocolate cake. The clear platter has no color, but by placing
another colorful plate under it the dark rich chocolate brown color of the
cake is brought out.
What To Drink?
This is one
simple error that I am sad to say every one I know has made. NEVER force
people to drink Kool-Aid with chocolate cake!! I know that kids like it and
it makes since to have it at a birthday party, but fruit punch and berry
sugar drinks go with pineapple upside down cake, not chocolate cake. If I were to
serve this cake for a birthday party, Kool-Aid could certainly be an option, but I would not force it on people.
Offer them milk as as another options.
I am a
chocolate lover and could eat a whole carton of chocolate ice cream, but like
the Kool-Aid it may be a little to much with chocolate cake. The ice cream is
supposed to complement the cake not the other way around. This is why I
would suggest vanilla, or strawberry.
that I make is over estimating the strength of a paper plate. It can handle
cake, but ice cream may make it flimsy, so if you are having a pot luck at
your house make sure to have plastic plates on hand for dessert.