I love cake – not in the traditional yummy way, but as an artistic medium. They are colorful edible sand sculptures – beautiful yet temporary, a testimony to how fulfilling and fleeting is our life. We spend all our time creating something beautiful and emotionally powerful, just to have someone come along and devour it.
Occasionally the shape of the cake and the frosting blobs will look like something familiar – maybe a pony or more often Walter Cronkite. What you see in the cake reflects your personality, like in clouds or Rorschach inkblot. What you see in the cake depends on your own mind – if you see something kind and happy, you are a pleasant happy person. If you see impending death in a cake, you need either a therapist or a blank canvas. If you think you may have a disturbed mind that sees gross things everywhere (even in flour and water), stop reading now. This post is about extreme cakes.
After I saw a cake that looked like kitty litter, I had to search to see how far dessert chefs will go to shock. Pretty far, it turns out. Here, for your own amusement, are some photos of cakes in which I saw something. Remember, these are all just flour, eggs, sugar, and other standard cake items. If you see something disturbing, it is only because you have an evil depraved anti-God mind.
This first one looks like American icon, Porky Pig smiling – if you look closely enough (anyway, that is what I see. What do you see?)
mystery cake #1. Mmm pumpkin sauce
I hope Disney doesn’t sue over this cake that looks a little like Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse Cake
Looking around I see many cakes that look like Richard Nixon, our beloved President who illegally invaded Cambodia to put Pol Pot back in charge.
Big Dick Nixon
This is cool, a cake made to look like rats eating a dead arm. This one may be intentional.
Eat the rats eating the arm, and the arm
Now this cake is really gross, I think they use apples, which I do not like in my cake. Only click on the thumbnail if you have a very strong stomach and are over age 85! Seriously, don’t do it, I beg of you.
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Baby cake! This is perfect for a party for people on a diet – nobody dares eat the first slice!
Only kids will eat this next cake. Well, kids and dogs.
kitty litter cake
Here is a cake of some political figure. I love romantic wedding cakes.
bed and breakfast
Occasionally women will share a dessert, like a cupcake, to reduce calories. Wanting a photo of this to show my point, I did a search for ‘2 girls, 1 cup cake’. Boy was I surprised!
two girls one cup cake
The combination of med students and Halloween can produce quite a treat, as seen here with a thoracic cavity cake and obligatory brain cake.
thoracic cavity cake
brain cake, right out of the cook/text-book
Can’t wait? Yep, dessert is coming!
can't wait until cake is out of the box?
However, the most questionable cake I could find – the one I couldn’t imagine the reason to create (even after it was explained) is the Chinese Lotus (bound) foot cake. Apparently this was created for a podiatrist.
Chinese Lotus foot bound cake
Well, that’s it for now. I hope curbed your appetite for cake, and quenched your appetite for art. Get cooking!
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