Happy Father’s Day / Alles Gute zum Vatertag
Last week we celebrated Father’s Day known as ‘Vatertag’ here in Austria. As my dear daddy lives all the way in Australia and me in Austria, I unfortunately could not share this cake with him as like my father-in-law, he too loves to play chess and eat chocolate.
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day in other parts of the world and in Australia it falls in September. I thought I would post this now to give you some ideas of what you can easily whip up for your dad.
I baked this chess cake for my father-in-law and it was the same easy recipe and principle as the square chess cake I baked here.
No need for smooth and fancy frosting decoration, just unwrap chocolate fingers and stick them onto the cake to create an impressive border. Here I used white and milk Duplo chocolate.
The chess pieces are made of chocolate so you can literally eat your opponent. I ordered them online from Euro Schach. I had to tell my husband to let his father win so that my father-in-law could have his share of chocolate as my husband is a chess shark. As you can see from the photo below the chocolate chess pieces also come with a chess board so it also makes for a great gift idea.
I finally managed to get a better photo of the checkered cake and have a slice too. As soon as we cut into the cake everyone was surprised that the inside was checkered too, there was a lot of ‘OoOOoh’ and ‘WOW!’. Everyone is in awe as to how the checkered effect was baked it’s a lot easier than one thinks. Be sure to check it our here for the technique.
I’m sorry I am not able to spend this day with you Dad. But guess what? I am sending you lots of warm hugs, nonstop kisses and unlimited supply of love for eternity.