After Bryce Harper’s walk-off home run Saturday, fans watched as pitcher Max Scherzer doused the outfielder with chocolate syrup, a ritual Scherzer created this season as an alternative to the traditional shaving cream pie in the face.
Beginning Sunday at Nationals Park, any fan can have the opportunity to reproduce the feat, perhaps even as a means of summoning another walkoff.
The exemplary bakers at Fluffy Thoughts Bakery, known for the Teddy Roosevelt and Jayson Werth cupcakes they sell in their stand behind section 135 at Nationals Park, are introducing the HarpCake, a “funfetti” cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream and chocolate, complete with an edible fondant hat plus brohawk and eye black.
More importantly, anybody purchasing one of these little bundles gets to douse it in all the chocolate syrup they want.
“We are trying it out for today, and if it works out we will have it for the next homestand as well,” said Owner/Cake Artist Lara Stein. “You just have to purchase a HarpCake and then go to town with the chocolate syrup. Put on as much as you would like! Who doesn’t love chocolate syrup?”
Demonstration video below. The HarpCake runs $6.50 at the Fluffy Thoughts stand behind section 135, while supplies last. And by the way, the cupcakes are outstanding.