The Hunger Games: The Cake on Fire (Chocolate Cake)

This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Mellark’s apple and goat cheese tarts, goose liver and puffy bread, lamb stew and dried plum, hot chocolate,

I try to focus on the talk, which has turned to our interview costumes, when a girl sets a gorgeous-looking cake on the table and deftly lights it.  It blazes up and then flames flicker around the edges a while until it finally goes out.  I have a moment of doubt.  “What makes it burn?  Is it alcohol?”  I say, looking up at the girl.  “That’s the last thing I wa- oh!  I know you!”

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 77

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