The failed chocolate cake has redeemed itself, in the form of cake balls. Time consuming but yummy. I highly recommend the melts that can be found in the cake aisle at Joann / Michael’s; they melt well and taste pretty good (especially the peanut butter ones).
And the ripple afghan is moving right along, it’s about three feet wide now and definitely cumbersome to maneuver on my lap as I crochet. Keeps me warm, though.