This is Miss Four's second birthday cake, for the other side of the family. A sugar-free beetroot chocolate loaf cake. Make one loaf cake and another one half the height. The half becomes the lid of the chest. Ice the lid and chest with chocolate ganache and attach with toothpicks.
To decorate I used raspberry licorice straps and smarties/pebbles and filled the chest with chocolate coins and sweets to represent jewels -  gourmet jellybeans, Hershey's kisses and jubes. I used green food colouring to make coconut grass.
I loved seeing her face when I unveiled the cake - makes quite an impression, doesn't it?