National Chocolate Cake Day

Maybe, like me, you didn’t get to celebrate properly, but it turns out that today was National Chocolate Cake Day.

After a week of too much to do and too little sleep, Friday came crashing down on me, and when I should have been getting stuff done, I instead found myself trolling the internet and reading a melange of news reports on a variety of topics, one of which was an article on National Chocolate Day that featured this photo:

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A delightfully gorgeous chocolate cake

Determined not to be as unprepared for National Chocolate Cake Day 2013 as I had been for National Chocolate Cake Day 2012, I decided that what I needed was a crocheted chocolate cake that would not only be ready at all times for any celebratory needs, but would also be calorie free.

After a quick search using the terms “crochet'” “cake,” and “pattern,” I quickly found this creation of Brett Bara’s:

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Brett Bara’s Crochet Cake Confection

the pattern for which can be found here.

While this cake was worked in a buttercream frosting color, the shape is magnificent, and it will be equally awesome worked as a chocolate frosted cake.

As for Brett Bara, herĀ  name might sound familiar because she is the editor of Crochet Today! and one of the experts at Knit and Crochet Now! TV, a website dedicated to providing (among other things) “…commercial free programming featuring top-notch information from the best knit and crochet experts.”

The site has a number of free patterns and instructional videos for crocheters and knitters, and if it hadn’t been for my exhaustion induced internet wanderings, I might not have been prompted to search for the perfect pattern for a chocolate cake, and it might have been several weeks to several months before I learned of this crafting treasure trove.