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This man wants to kill you (with cake).
So we've already talked about the KFC Double Down and IHOP's Pancake Stackers .

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Cake Sex 101: You Put Your Pie Where?

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Photo courtesy blog.craftzine.com
This man wants to kill you (with cake).
So we've already talked about the KFC Double Down and IHOP's Pancake Stackers. We discussed the Fried Cheese Melt at Denny's (which is essentially an order of fried cheese sticks jammed inside a grilled cheese sandwich). We posited the existence of multiplied foods taken to the extreme with Sheehan's Original 8 Meat Parfait and the Turducklavearken (which is a chicken inside a duck, inside a turkey, stuffed inside a spring lamb, jammed into a veal calf then roasted inside a whole pig), and at this point I should really just christen an entire new blog category for the art, craft and science of shoving foods inside other foods because now the pastry chefs have gotten in on the game with this, which popped up yesterday on Gawker...

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Yes. That is what you think it is. It is a whole cake with a pie baked inside. This, from Gawker:

"Ever think, 'cake is pretty good, but it would be way better if it had pies inside of it'? This is that cake: The Pumpple, consisting of apple and pumpkin pies 'baked inside layers of chocolate and vanilla cake.'"

The cake in question is made by The Flying Monkey Patisserie in Philly (which, for some reason, makes total sense to me), and it is a monster, to be sure. But because I am me--because I am American and strange and the kinda fella who would never be satisfied with shoving just one or two pies inside a cake--I saw it and I thought to myself, "Well, that really is something. But I wonder if there's some weird guy out there with a strange tie who can take this even a step further..."

And, of course, there is! Dig this video from Charles Phoenix, playing with his Cherpumple.

Amazing, right? And this isn't the only piece of freaky food theatre that Phoenix has gotten his hands into. If you were impressed by the Cherpumple (and really, who wouldn't be?), you've got to bop over to Phoenix's website and check out the "Test Kitchen" section, if only to see the "Inchezonya" (enchiladas and lasagna, together at last) and the "Astro Weenie Christmas Tree."

I love this guy--and not just because he invented the word "Cherpumple," which I think is brilliant.

 
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