Friday, October 29, 2010

Cakepie: We're Approaching Some Kind Of Tipping Point

Pie meets cake in The Pumpple Cake Baking Bites:

Too much? Or, not enough?

I like pie. I like cake. I have to admit that I have never felt a strong desire to combine the two desserts before. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a market out there for that sort of thing, which is why the Flying Monkey Bakery in Philadelphia invented the Pumpple Cake. This slightly awkwardly named dessert consists of two pies, a pumpkin pie and an apple pie, baked into two cakes, a vanilla cake and a chocolate cake. The cakes are stacked as they would be in a regular layer cake and whole thing is topped off with very generous amounts of buttercream. When finished, the cake weighs in at 15 pounds, stands more than a foot tall and will feed a pretty large crowd.

Have we neared the end of this mash-up-everything-in-one trend yet? Not every food needs to be baked into every other food, just like not every internet meme ever needs to be remixed into one image every other day. We can enjoy things separately, too.

Or, y'know, somebody could dip this cakepie in batter, deep-fry it, and serve it on a stick at the State Fair.
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