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The Pumpecapple Piecake Fuses Popular Desserts into a Frakencake of Deliciousness

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You know that whole saying about having your cake and eating it too? Well, this bakery lets you have your cake and some pie too, because why the hell shouldn’t you enjoy both? Based in Texas, the Three Brothers Bakery has birthed the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving Turducken, the Pumpecapple Piecake. Yes, it all sounds like nonsense, but let’s break this frakencake down layer by layer.

The piecake’s premise is simple, yet genius. Each cake layer is its own flavor baked with a complemental pie which gives each cake a sweet balance that’s good on its own, but even better together. Three Brothers bakes up all their pies first so they can drop them into each cake prior to baking, but in order to keep the pies as structurally sound as possible without affecting the cake, the dough is made with eggs, making the crust more cake-like than flaky. The cakes are also purposely made to be more dense in order to support the pies as well as the heavy layers to keep the piecake from collapsing.

A traditional spiced cake is obviously paired with an apple pie, the chocolate cake gets a little more adventurous in its partnership with pecan pie, then comes a pumpkin spiced caked with, you guessed it, a pumpkin pie. The pies are expertly flipped into the cake rounds between batter additions before they’re baked. After the cakes are done, they are frozen, stabilized with a dowel rod, and then finally ready for construction.

The cake layers are flipped upside down during the building process so the pies are right side up inside the piecake. Cream cheese icing coats the entire piecake, while an addition of pecans and drizzling of scratch-made caramel sauce takes this already extraordinary dessert to the next level.

According to the Three Brothers Bakery website, this piecake weighs a hefty 23 pounds and doesn’t come cheap at a $175 price tag. Before you freak out and purchase those plane tickets to Texas, you should know that the bakery does overnight these things.

H/T + PicThx Food Network

 

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Cravings

Hello Kitty Musubis are so Totally Kawaii

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Even though Hello Kitty is officially no longer a cat, we can confirm that she is indeed now a musubi.

This totally kawaii snack is the result of a collaboration between acclaimed chef, Roy Choi, and Spam. Almost too adorable to eat, the Hello Kitty Musubi will be available on the room service menu at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles, which also happens to be the official hotel of Hello Kitty Con. Yes, it’s a thing.

This isn’t the first time everyone’s favorite cat, er, cartoon character, has been immortalized in edible form. Other Hello Kitty culinary creations include fried tofu, donuts, steamed buns, and booze.

H/T + PicThx Eater

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Tim Hortons Offers Buffalo Crunch Donut Covered in Buffalo Sauce, Tortilla Chips, and Ranch Dressing

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For a second there, we were worried Burger King’s purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons would give birth to all sorts of insane savory sweet bmash-ups, but it turns out the TH is capable of creating such monstrosities on its own, thank you very much.

Now available exclusively at the 2014 New York State Fair, the Buffalo Crunch Doughnut is a yeast-based pull-apart donut drowned in hot buffalo sauce and crushed tortilla chips. There’s also a “mild” version with ranch for spice-shy Frankendonut lovers. Each goes for about $2 each, reports First We Feast.

All you really need now is a box of Chicken Fries for dipping and you’ll be golden.

H/T Grubstreet

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Pizza Burger

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PicThx: That’s Nerdalicious

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Humor

Ridiculous Food Mashup Generator Helps You Invent ‘Dofurters,’ ‘Wagels’

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Maybe it’s because people love portmanteaus. Maybe chefs have run out of ideas. Whatever the case, foodies everywhere continue to push the mashup trend strong, always with the same question on their wonut/ramenritto-stained lips: “so, what’s next?”

Instead of waiting for the latest trend to tell you, why not toss a couple crazy hype foods together yourself? And, thanks to Chicago Magazine, you won’t even have to worry about the name.

For reasons probably immaterial (read: just ’cause okay), Chicago Mag decided to create this entirely tongue-in-cheek and only mildly useful food combo generator to help “catapult you to Yelp-based fame and fortune.”

Just pick two foods from a list that includes bagels, burgers, cookies, macaroni, martinis, poutines, sushi, waffles, and more, and some fancy algorithms will poop out the perfect name for your invention. Hey, we’re not too far off from hamburfins (burger muffins) and ragels (ramen bagels) anyway. You might as well take the credit.

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Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Sammiches

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PicThx + Recipe: Brown Sugar

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Sweets

This Waffle is Made Out of Vanilla Ice Cream Swimming in Maple Syrup Espresso

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Sure, wonuts are cool, but they’re really just circle-shaped waffles. This waffogato, on the other hand, is something else entirely.

Infused with actual bits of salted Belgian waffle, this latest creation from Cronut-maker Dominique Ansel sees Tahitian vanilla ice cream set inside a waffle mold and poured over with warm maple-syrup-spiked espresso. Sprinkled sea salt and pearl sugar lend some extra crunch, while little tapioca pearls laid in the vanilla float up once the ice cream starts to melt.

It’s just the touch of gastronomic brilliance worthy of ringing in the Cronut’s anniversary (happy birthday little buddy!). Created for New York’s Taste of the Nation fundraiser tonight, the waffogato should be available at Dominique Ansel bakery “soon.” The rest of the world, meanwhile, will be waiting patiently for our knock-offs.

PicThx Dominique Ansel Instagram

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Behold the Pancake Lasagna

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Recipe: YumSugar