A cake is a cake…is a cake, not!
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve seen all sorts of interesting cakes, from Root Beer Float Cake to Beer Cake, and I assure you, I do love creativity. But there are some cakes out there, walking the Cake category (terrible metaphor for streets) of Recipe4Living, that really just don’t seem to belong.
First case in point: Tomato Soup Cake. Really? When you say you’re serving cake for dessert, is anyone going to want this? Or do you serve this as your appetizer?
Next, we have the just- as-dysfunctional-sounding Salad Dressing Cake. But this one seems to still be sweet, and just uses salad dressing. Still confused…
And then, there’s the ever delicious Ritz Cracker Cake. I guess it’s coconut-flavored, who would have thought?
PB&J Cake sounds like a winner too but at least that’s kid-friendly and sweet.
But my absolute favorite cake name from the site: The Great Depression Cake. I know, the joke’s on me, it’s not really made to be funny. People actually made this cake, but for some reason I can’t help cracking up when I hear it. It sounds like the ultimate indulgence cake, but really it’s referring to the cheapness of its ingredients. Don’t worry, I get it.
Props to those of you who made the Recipe4Living site that much more interesting. Keep ‘em coming. Oh and readers, do tell me, which cake would you make?
-Hillary, wondering if R4L should host a “crazy cake contest” next