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Watch Irish People Try Thanksgiving Foods For The First Time

While our nation frantically prepares for Thanksgiving festivities, there’s a whole different culture on the other side of the world that’s bracing themselves to try Thanksgiving dishes for the first time.

Facts, the channel that lets Irish folks try foods and snacks of different cultures, is opening up Thanksgiving dinner to their test group.

The panel of young lads and lasses try classic Thanksgiving dishes like butternut squash soup, scalloped potatoes, roasted carrots, turkey and cornbread stuffing with cranberry sauce, and pecan pie.

While some claim familiarity with a few dishes, others are trying the holiday staples for the first time ever.

Check out their reactions to Thanksgiving foods to get your saliva  glands nice and moist for the holiday.

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This Massive Pie Cake Is The ‘Turducken’ Of Desserts


Thanksgiving is still months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t draw inspiration from the Frankenstein dish known as the Turducken. A bakery in Texas has created the dessert equivalent: the Pumpecapple Piecake.

Three Brothers Bakery, known for scratch-made baked goods and desserts, created a Pumpecapple Piecake that’s as hard to devour as it is to pronounce. The three-layer dessert cake features a pumpkin pie baked into a pumpkin spice cake, an apple pie baked into a spice cake and a pecan pie baked into a chocolate cake. The individual pie-cake layers are stacked on top of each other and smothered with a cream cheese icing, pecan pieces, and a caramel drizzle. It’s a total dessert-ception.

The behemoth stands at 11 inches and weighs 23.5 pounds.

You can buy a Pumpecapple Piecake at Three Brothers’ online store for $250. Definitely something for the family to enjoy after tackling the Turducken, or to enjoy by yourself if you’re just having a bad day.


You Can Now Order The Pumpecapple Piecake That Fuses Three Pies With Cake


Last year, we wrote about an insane cake that combined a pumpkin pie, a pecan pie, an apple pie and layers of cake. Created by Three Brothers Bakery in Texas, the name of the cake is an amalgam of the different desserts.

Naturally, what they went with was the Pumpecapple Piecake. Rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?

Now, eager fans can get their hands on a cake of their own. It’ll just cost a bit. Goldbely, an online food retailer that specializes in shipping popular dishes from shops across the US, is now offering the Pumpecapple Piecake.

For about $379 you can order the cake for special occasions. At 23.5 pounds, each cake can serve 40-50 people.

With that kind of pricing, it’s probably not the ideal cake for a midnight snack (unless you’ve got cash to burn). Rather, you’ll probably want it for special events or parties. Maybe we can bug our publisher to grab one for Christmas.



The Pumpecapple Piecake Fuses Popular Desserts into a Frakencake of Deliciousness


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



Photorealist Artist Creates Incredibly Realistic Paintings of Snacks and Comics


I have a tremendous respect for photorealist painters. To capture on a canvas what many people fail to capture through a photo takes incredible talent. When I discovered Doug Bloodworth created a series of paintings combining two of my favorite loves, he immediately jump shot to the top of my list of artists.

Through oil-based paintings, Bloodworth formed a theme of vintage snacks paired with old-school comics and funny books. The Florida painter definitely knows how to hit the nostalgia bone.

Using grids and a blank canvas, each piece can take Bloodworth more than two months to complete. The end product, however, is absolutely worth the time spent. Check out some of his paintings below.

Comics-Snacks-Quik-PeteComics-Snacks-Angel-PeteComics-Snacks-Pie-PeteComics-Snacks-Hulk Comics-Snacks-WonderWoman-Pete Comics-Snacks-Superman-Pete

Picthx Doug Bloodworth


How to Make Maker’s Mark Pecan Tart

MM Pecan Tarts

Sometimes the universe comes together in perfect harmony and combines two guilty pleasures into the ultimate decadent creation. Booze and desserts are always a good idea but combining them into a single entity? You’re tempting fate my friend, but I’ll totally allow it.

Think your granny’s famous pecan pie but in miniature form and way more fun, you know, because of the booze. With the addition of Maker’s Mark, the pecan tart is enhanced with additional notes of caramel, vanilla and molasses from this sweet bourbon. Best served with a hot cup of coffee, we’re guessing it would also pair well with Maker’s Mark served neat.


Makers Mark Pecan Tart


Pecan Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Makers Mark Bourbon
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Pecan Halves


  1. In saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, whiskey and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil, then let cool until lukewarm.
  3. Beat in eggs then remaining ingredients.
  4. Fill tart shell and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 50 minutes.


Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tea Salt
  • 2/3 cup Butter, cold
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons Cold Water


  1. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender, fork or using your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water just until flour is moistened. Shape dough into a ball, flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic food wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Roll out into a 12-inch circle. Using a rolling pin as an aid, place the dough into a 9-inch pie pan, unroll, pressing firmly against bottom and sides.
  3. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Prick crust all over with a fork before baking.
Fast Food

Culver’s Restaurants Reveals 3 New Frozen Pumpkin Drinks

Wisconsin-based Culver’s has been pumping out quality frozen custards and warm burgers since 1984, and this Fall season they’re accepting the flavors nature’s given them and dropped three fresh new flavors for your enjoyment. The three items up for grabs are their Pumpkin Spice Shake, a Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer and a Pumpin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer.

Here’s the lowdown on all three:

  • Pumpkin Spice Shake: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
Culver’s has over 425 locations spanning Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, all the way to Wyoming and Utah, Arizona, Texas and North Dakota. To find a location in your area, use their website’s location finder.
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Sweet Potato Cake

I’m not a big fan of sweet potato in general, but this Sweet Potato Cake doesn’t look half bad! The base is a regular spice cake mix combined with pureed sweet potatoes. The frosting isn’t your old run-of-the-mill cream cheese ether, this baby is topped with coconut and pecan infused frosting! I think Sweet Potato just gained a few points in my book. (Thx TheCerealBaker)