Our New Favorite Dessert Portmanteau – Birthday Cake Pie from Marie Callender’s


The choice between cake and pie has never been a particularly difficult one. Cakes are for parties, for birthdays and weddings. Pies . . . are for potlucks? Which is a shame because pies are delicious, and surely deserve a little more time out in the (key) limelight.

For those who aren’t quite ready to redefine their preconceived notions of traditional dessert fare, however, might we suggest a compromise?

In honor of Southern California-based chain Marie Callender’s 65th anniversary, the Celebration Cake Pie is this month’s cronut. According to Los Angeles Magazine, the birthday cake x pie mash-up is made up of “layers of white cake with vanilla cream and vanilla frosting in a flaky crust, finished with fresh whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles,” and will be available until the end of June for $6.50.

It’s all the sweetness of a creamy cake with the crunch of a well-crafted crust. It’s just too bad “pake” isn’t super catchy.

H/T LA Mag + Picthx Marie Callender’s FB

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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