Slayer's Cake


The Slayer's Cake is a bakery in downtown Whitestone that is owned and operated by Taryon Darrington, Keyleth, Vex'ahlia, and Pike Trickfoot.[1] The bakery's logo is a cupcake with Pike's mace on top.

History[edit | edit source]

It is unknown how successful the Slayer's Cake was at the time of opening. Reviews seem to be mixed, such as when Wilhand Trickfoot sampled one of Tary's blondies and his verdict was: "...You're a very good cleric"[2] and its co-proprietors, Pike and Vex, earned "like pennies a day".[3] When Tary announced his intention to return to Wildemount, he gave up his share of the bakery. He cited his reasoning was being "really bad at baking".[4] The Slayer's Cake was also one of the entrants in Westruun's Hazel Festival honey competition.[5]

By 813 PD, the Slayer's Cake had a Marquet branch[6][7] and, by 836 PD, had become one of the most popular bakeries in Tal'Dorei, and had opened a satellite shop in Emon.[8] Bread is also baked weekly and sent to Nicodranas via Teleportation Circle, and the owners are considering expanding there.[8]

In 843 PD, Whitestone Slayer's Cake stuff included an individual named Simon.[9]

Menu[edit | edit source]

  • Sun Treats
  • Trinket's Bear Claws
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Keyleth's Almond Bark (which may or may not contain actual bark from an almond tree)
  • Taryon's Blondies
  • Cream Puffs
  • Profiterolos

Unnamed on-stream[10]

  • Bad News Bear Claws
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Honeyed Fun Buns
  • "Do you spice?" cake
  • Meat man pie (suggestion from Brian Foster)
  • Victor's Cofee Cake
  • Kern Bread (suggested by an unnamed person on Twitter)

Suggested by the Project Alpha crew

  • Grog's Cravin' Bacon Edge (a maple bacon doughnut)
  • Kiki Lime Pie
  • Scanlan's Strawberry Shorthaltcake

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tary came up with the bakery's name. The name is a reference to Vox Machina's membership in the Slayer's Take guild in Vasselheim, even though Tary himself is not a member.
  • For the 100th episode of Critical Role ("Unfinished Business" (1x100)), a special "TV ad" for the Slayer's Cake was made, starring Sam as Tary, Laura as Vex, Ashley as Pike, and Marisha as Keyleth doing bumper V-O. It was also announced that the Geek & Sundry store now sells aprons featuring the Slayer's Cake logo, designed by Laura herself.

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 28:42.
  2. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 1:07:56.
  3. "Talks Machina #27: Masquerade" (TM1x99) at 1:04:24.
  4. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 1:11:08.
  5. "Trinket's Honey Heist" (OSx18) at 18:45.
  6. "Dalen's Closet" (OSx33) at 26:29.
  7. "Talks Machina Special #5: Fireside Chat Q&A" (TMSx05) at 54:34. In 812 PD, VM planned to eventually create a branch in Ank'Harel.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 3: "Tal'Dorei Gazetteer", p. 78.
  9. "The Promise and the Price" (3x77) at 3:01:37.
  10. "Talks Machina #23: One Year Later... & Family Matters" (TM1x96) at 21:24.

Art:

  1. Logo of Slayer's Cake, by Laura Bailey (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.