Amber jelly roll

Excidia recisa
These gelatinous yellowish brown to purplish brown mushrooms are found on decaying wood, in this case a dead Chinese chestnut branch. Each is up to 1½” wide and they often fuse together. The shape is somewhat like a flattened top, there being a narrow, slender rim between the top and bottom parts. The top is shiny and somewhat wrinkled and the underside is duller. The base is attached to the wood by a short, narrow, stalk-like structure. The surface is covered with tiny white wart-like projections.