Shroomgirl, I love to Garden, so i know Cloche when it comes to bell shaped glass for plants..I even live in the state that was once the hat capital of the USA (cloche hats) is that what you are talking about?
very close...a baking cloche is a terra cotta (clay) round flat lipped bottom with a bell shaped dome handled top...your own private brick oven. Read...very crisp crusted bread.
I don't bake bread as much as I used to so the $50 dollar play toy was not part of my kitchen until William Sonoma Outlet had it on sale for $9.99 Figured "Hey, guess I can dig out those old cloche recipes from early Bon Appetits in 1980's and play." Or have a cool looking adornment in my basement.
The dirt cake I know is a chocolate cake ice and covered with dark crumbs (cookie or cake) then usually edible worms coming out.
sometimes served in plastic cups with worms visable on side view...good for little children.
welll there are chewy gelatenous worms that are a candy and then there are red crawlers or bait that are edible for fish but not too many Americans consume them. Of course we could now deviate into a gross thread about worms eating people but lets not.
Yep made that one when my boys were in preschool, I think they have more garden variety gummy critters available to decorate your "mud"......sayyyyyyy remember the creepy crawlers edible bug kit from the mid/late 60's guess late 60's. You poured edible goop in a hot mold and made bugs.Wonder why those toys ever went assunder.
It's Evolution! In the beginning there was a cloche that no one knew how to use. Well when trying to consider the uses that should partake in this cloche alot ideas came to mind. As time went by people pondered using it as a planter others thought about cooking in it, possibly wearing it as an attractive hat to exercise the neck. But there were rumors of a distant cousin the Cloche might have... it's relative the "kitty litter box". Well when in constant observation of the kitty litter box's daily operations it was thought that this must be a very, very, very distant cousin. With the little surprises the cloche's cousin had lingering also taking in to concern that the cloche liked to contain and present surprises also. Although the cloche was kind of "rounded" out in attitude and the kitty litter box was sort of a "square". As the time goes by, one day in the near future we will find the truth, the history, of this long-standing unknown legend!