Hello, diabetic coma.

13 November, 2010
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First, there was the turducken — a nested-bird dish reminiscent of centuries past, now enjoying renewed popularity (recipe here). Now there’s Pumpple Cake, courtesy The Flying Monkey Bakery in Philadelphia.

It’s a pumpkin pie inside chocolate cake and an apple pie inside yellow cake, all held together with a lot — we’re talking inches — of vanilla buttercream frosting. I actually joked about it in an email to the family yesterday, asking if anyone dared Mavis and me to make one of these monstrosities for Thanksgiving.

Well, after reading some reviews about it, I think we should probably pass. Besides, at 1800 calories per slice, our pancreases will thank us.

Here’s something fun, though, and something anyone could do at home for gifts. Chocomize has come up with the really personalized chocolate bar. I like that idea. Why didn’t I think of this? They’re turning a profit after only four months in business. That ain’t right.

Still, I might have to consider this as a gift idea for my fiends this Christmas. Anyone willing to put in an order? I’ll be yer huckleberry.

On the health front: I’m coughing a bit less. That is a good thing. Last night, I watched Sweeney Todd while camping out on the couch. “Epiphany” has to be one of the top five numbers I’ve ever seen in a musical — live or on film. Johnny Depp was simply brilliant. (And I don’t say that just because I heart him. Well…OK that’s partially why.)

Happy Salterday – I hope you’re doing something fun. Me? Not so much. But tomorrow is going to be classic. Bring on the birthday feasts…

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13 November, 2010 10:33 am

I agree that we should pass on the Pumpple Cake! We want to enjoy our Thanksgiving – not be in a coma for the day. :0)

The personalized chocolate bars are a wonderful gift idea! You always seem to find the neatest things, Bird. What can I say – you’re just plain awesome. Love you!


Rat Fink Reply:

We’ll pass on the pumpple cake, but thanks to our tag-team watching of that Food Network show last night, we’ve got plenty of stuff to take its place! LOL. Love you Mavis!


Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
13 November, 2010 1:34 pm

I think the top of that cake sounds good. Maybe we can have something like that for Hanksgiving. I hope you saw you are Double-Invited this year! Its alright if you can’t make it…though the real Tom Hanks would be disappointed. Glad to hear you are feeling better.


Rat Fink Reply:

Thanks, fiend. I would love to come, but alas, the day won’t work out. I will double-invite myself next year, though! And I am feeling much more human today. Look out, world…


14 November, 2010 12:49 am

Enjoyed this and all the other related stories/ blogs — did you see this?? http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com/ Some of the things on there–breakfast cake? EWWWWW. The pumpple cake is very pretty on the outside! ReplyRat Fink Reply:November 14th, 2010 at 6:59 amYes, I’ve been to that site several times! In fact, I just did a search, and yep – I wrote about it once. HA My guess is the pumpple cake falls into the category of “it looks much better than it tastes.” I don’t know…like Tom said above, I think I’d like the top part, but chocolate cake and pumpkin pie… Read more »