Gabe got to choose his birthday cake this year. He wanted something with chocolate and banana. So I whipped up my favorite chocolate layer cake (Darn Good Chocolate Cake from the Cake Doctor). I used whipped cream and chocolate frosting to separate the layers and then piled lots of banana slices on top of each. For the candy topping (the stuff that looks like glass) I made a simple brickle with sugar and water. For me the cake was a bit rich and sweet. But Gabe and his friends gobbled it up.