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- May 8, 2008
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See the pie (make it your favorite, great crust, amazing filling. Everything fresh. Contained. Camera ready). See the cake (picture whatever you want).
Now imagine how the PIE smells--right out of the oven, waiting on the windowsill for it's future date with ice cream. Inhale the cooling crust, hand-made, uneven, real butter (think European high fat), browned to the color of an autumn leaf. The PIE calls out to you--I'm almost ready. Wait for me. I'll be there soon. I need you, baby.
Smell the cake. Wait, you can't smell it because it's in a box with a clear, plastic window. The icing--strangely colored with green and purple and orange streaks that make up some kind of picture--is it a black caldron? A hockey puck? A large-headed clown? Whatever it is, the icing has hardened to resemble a floor tile in a linoleum display.
But isn't cheesecake really sort of a pie--a cousin, once removed. And what about pizza? Is that in the same family? An overweight relative who should wax the carpet of hair from his back? Plus we need to mention quiche, and tarts and maybe, this is bold, chicken pot pie.
Where is the cake equivalent? I can't hear you.
People don't decorate pies. People decorate cakes. This is a problem. They have to dress them up. Why? Because what's underneath might not be good enough. It can be dry. Tasteless. Or worse. It can be a shell, concealing something that could end up making you ill.
Hmmm so many types of each.
I'd say the top couple on my list are probably cake but in a general sense I prefer your average pie over the average cake.
Cheesecake: pie or cake? All the pie characteristics but cake in the name.
Pie vs. Cake
You can post pictures of cake, but you can't post the smell of a fresh baked pie.
Who cares if cake is hot or cold?
People add ice cream to cake, but pie needs nothing else, it's already perfect.
You know why people have some more cake the next day? Because there's cake left. The pie is already gone.
My friend and I got into a drunken debate about this and went to a cupcake store to ask. They said cake. That's the only time I'll ever be in a cupcake store.
Who dumps ice cream on top of a cake??? Ice cream is commonly put on pie, not cake (it wouldn't melt on cake, for one). What do you think pie a la mode is? You sound like you've never had something that wasn't a birthday or wedding cake in your life.