A Cherry Pie, an Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Pie, Each Cooked Inside a Separate Cake, Then Stacked Together and Iced to Form Another Cake



It is a called a cherpumple, and it represents all that remains good and right in this fallen world. Pastry chef David Lowery made this 21 lb. 10 oz. concoction for guests at the Grand Geneva Resort in Wisconsin. I feel a rekindling of hope for the human race because we can still do great things like this.

http://www.charlesphoenix.com/2011/09/sunday-brunch-cherpumple/ -via That's Nerdalicious! | Photo: David Lowery

I am sure the filling in those pies is junk.

Probably just the typical bunch of HFCS, food-dye and corn starch.

Now if someone's Mom, who is a real goddamned cook, and not someone slogging canned crap from Sysco in a food-service kitchen made this, it would probably be Teh PWNZ!

(grumpy old man rant over :P )
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Finagle and Randi - If you look closely, you can see the pie crusts. The top and bottom pies are baked in white cake, while the middle pie is baked in chocolate cake. The light brown between the layers of white and chocolate cake? THAT's the icing! It REALLY IS three pies baked in three cakes, then stacked and iced. Amazing concept, but I confess: it looks disgusting! I would NEVER even WANT to eat this monstrosity! Kind of like eating carnival food. Who would even want to eat a fried candy bar or - worse - fried butter on a stick! Yuck! Heart-attack waiting to happen. This cake/pie thing? Heart-attack AND diabetic coma!
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If you take two cars and weld them together they are no longer two cars. They are one new car. You don't have to add anything, not even the chocolate icing, in order to call two cakes stuck together a new cake. Look at a wedding cake - it's typically several cakes stacked on plastic columns in order to make one big cake.

Your argument is a lie.
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The be-all, end-all "how to" Cherpumple video, from the awesome woman that brought you multiple disco hits and more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IupsHYsXHB4
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I saw one of these made on LXTV1stLook. First pies are made, then sunk into the cake pan. Here's the video for the Philadelphia restaurant http://www.flyingmonkeyphilly.com/2011/11/flying-monkey-featured-on-1st-look/
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@Loudmusic

The issue is not that they call it the whole thing a cake, but that the title says that the three piecakes are *cooked* into a new cake. As you say, they are stacked and iced together. There is no further cooking beyond making the initial piecakes.
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are you kidding me? It's bad enough just to see that piece of monstrosity but to be regailed that this is "all that is right with the world" when infact this cake was born out of all that is quite frankly wrong with people.....just wow.
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As a professional cake decorator and baker, i can tell you its real alright, and its very possible. If you take the time and put in alot of effort, its do-able, so I'll clear the record, its legit, and its possible!...:)
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Ok, let me put a few things to rest,
Firstly no one is saying it isn't possible. Clearly it is.
Secondly this is:
3 baked pies, baked into 3 layers of cake that is then tiered and frosted.

It was not tiered then covered again in cake batter and baked again as the title will have you believe. This would not be realistic as you would overcook the already baked cakes during the second baking.

Now If I had to guess, I would figure that what REALLY happened was this.
3 frozen pies were defrosted to a temp that would allow them to bake to completion within the timeframe it would require the surrounding cake to bake to completion. Those 3 layers were then tiered and frosted, making this monster of a Pi-Cake quite easy to duplicate.

Enjoy.
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Really people??? You can't just enjoy the creativity of this cake? You have to be rude and act like someone is forcing you to eat it? I think its incredible talented and awesome. Who really cares if there is a cake on the outside or not? THAT is what is wrong with America people... you have to complain about everything like you are so perfect. Remember you aren't the one in the kitchen baking... you are the ones sitting on the computer being rude.
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WTF? Really dude? Who are you kidding? Just because a cake is made doesn't mean you HAVE to eat it!!

This IS what is right in the world, ingenuity, thinking outside the box, having the desire to try something different, having the will to not just follow all the misguided health nuts that really don't know a thing about true health and would rather just lump everything that they wish they could have or have problems with because they are jealous into the "wrong" catagory.

Just because it exists, doesn't make it evil.
It takes someone evil to make something evil.
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I don't think you would eat one whole slice, I think you would serve it like a wedding cake, a layer at a time. You slice all the way through, then serve each piecake separately. In my family, we all want different pies, and serving it this way would give everyone what they want and save valuable table/counter space, too. Great idea!
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Shoulda made a Lord of the rings cake.

One cake to rule them all, one cake to find them, One cake to bring them all and in the frosting bind them.
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It IS what is WRONG with America. Gluttony. For some people, "what time do you eat dinner?" is not a sensible question. For them, "what day of the week do you eat?" is a question they can answer. And we waste our time on shit like this.
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I suspect it was not designed to replace Creme Brulee in our pantheon of classic desserts. Consider the possibility that the Grand Geneva chef did it for fun.

And yes, I'll have the Turducken, black coffee, and a slice of Cherpumple, please...
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I find it very concerning to read all of the comments on here. The arguing and rudeness of individuals amazes me and yet some people are happy and pleasant. What it comes down to is happy people will find the good and angry people will find the bad. Optimism VS Pessimism
I think that this cake is one of the most original that I have seen and would make one if I was talented enough to do so. Life is too short to be negative. Look for the good!
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I love the creativity of this!!!! I would just stick with all fruity pies! Cherry pie, blackberry pie, raspberry pie. OR peach pie, apple pie, strawberry pie. That would be good!
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I think this is an amazing cake! I don't think I'de like to eat it, but I do think that it is amazing. I also think all ya'll are jerks who put it down, come on, go live your life and let the chef live his life. He's not bashing on you'r fun, don't bash on his.
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I have to quote this just because it is so much win: "ted
Nov 23rd, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Shoulda made a Lord of the rings cake.

One cake to rule them all, one cake to find them, One cake to bring them all and in the frosting bind them."

If I could give you a prize I would. That was great.
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Yes, pretty sure the LOTR cake comment made my day. And Void Seeker, unfortunately, their fun is obviously to bash on others. And those saying all is wrong with this, if this is what we all ate for dinner every night, yeah, that would be a problem, but it is just new and original that needs to be embraced. Yes, as American's many of us are spoiled beyond beleif, take for example our ability to roll out of bed on a cold day in a warm house, flip on the electic coffee maker, waste valuable time on the internet with strangers bashing people amazing creations. Give back if it makes you feel better, bashing doesn't help, guilt tripping doesn't help. Actions help. SO HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERY ONE!
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This is what should be eaten after Turduckin for the main course. There is a place in Cambridge, MA that prepares Turduckin. It's a chicken, stuffed inside a duck, which is stuffed inside a turkey - all ready to be taken home and cooked. Stuffed the verb and stuffing the noun between layers. All completely boneless- cook, slice and serve.
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Cake-zilla? I compare this to the Tower of Babel, as no mere mortal men were meant to wield such power. At least the terrorist didn't win by destroying "The Cake We Do Not Name". JK! JK! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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Credit where credit is due:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp4yWTLIPaE
LA histo-tainer Charles Phoenix's demonstrates step-by-step instructions to preparing his latest cooking creation -- the dessert version of the Turducken.
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Dear America,

Stop. You need to stop. You're hurting yourself and we can't bare to watch you do this to yourself any longer. We Canadians are having an intervention to save you from yourself. We've all written letters that we are now going to read to you. Please don't interrupt, we only ask that you listen to our sincere words of concern over your turducken, deep-friend mars bars, deep-fried butter balls, etc.

Sincerely,
Canada
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There is nothing better than a perfectly made cherry pie, with sugar crystals on the top crust. Or pumpkin pie, with a little whipped cream. Maybe a cake with frosting.

Individually.

You don't need this sort of thing. This is just pure excess. A good cook can please people with something simple. A mediocre cook is one that has to go to excess.
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I agree with JC and others. This is incredibly ingenious. Bashing it and saying things like "this is what's wrong with America," only displays your own ignorance. Nobody asked you to make or eat it. Your weary diatribe is uncalled for. I'm sure that you have luxuries and habits that people could criticize you for.
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Aside from the fact that its way over the top, in even pondering the possibility of trying it I just don't think the flavors of pumpkin pie and chocolate frosting, or apple pie and chocolate frosting go together..
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My husband invented the "Kootenay Cake Pie" years ago. It wasn't stacked as fancy as this, but it was a cherry pie in a chocolate cake.

So to the person pooping on Americans, I make the cake pie idea was born in Canada.
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I am the maker of this cherpumple. There is no tricks. I've made 7 of these so far that I serve to my brunch crowd, including 4 I made for the 900 plus this Thanksgiving. The pies were made then frozen then cake batter made and 1/2 put in 10 inch pans. The pies were taken out of the tins and placed in batter, covered with more batter and baked. When cooled they were leveled, stacked and decorated.
Bottom is pumpkin in spice cake, middle is cherry in chocolate, and top is apple in white.
Thanks
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I made the cherry in chocolate cake as a single layer and frosted it with chocolate sour cream frosting. I call it the Cherry Bomb. You can see it on my blog. I see above that someone else did the same thing. Good on ya:)

It took 13 hours to complete just the single layer so I really wonder how long it took to make the above.
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that cake looks cool David; now that is thinking outside of the box; if we had people in our government that was as creative with the budget (not hurting more of the poor & increasing the rich to be richer) as you are in the kitchen, we might not be in the finacial bind we are in today!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband & I tip our hats to you sode of speak
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Take it easy, folks, it's creativity. Yes, excessive, but also a nifty project. I would not like it but it's fun to behold. Loved the letter from Canada and American response :)
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Why to people have to be so mean????

I think it's beautiful and looking at it just makes me smile. It's interesting that so many feel that it is a gluttonous act to even 'create' such a thing. I'm curious if they understand the meaning of moderation. I could easily consider a thin slice of just one layer or possibly a taste all three. Is that so bad?

btw: create is the key word here...it is a beautiful, scrumptious, artistic creation. What fun {and impressive} to serve it {in layers} for a large crowd.
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Where is everyone getting the idea they lied and said all 3 cakes are coated in batter and then cooked in another cake? I does not actually say that!
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@kjohn20 -- it's because I originally wrote that they were baked inside another cake, but realized that I was wrong (commment #40). Maybe I should have been more explicit in my correction.
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I have to just say, to all the people who were talking about how the icing is the "fourth cake", please learn how to read. The title says "A Cherry Pie, an Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Pie, Each Cooked Inside a Separate Cake, Then Stacked Together and Iced to Form Another Cake" It does form the final fourth cake once they're stacked together. I understand that the cake is distracting but read the title correctly before you start talking. Thanks
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Wow. No matter how creative or interesting or awesome something might be, there will always been someone negative to shoot it down. The ingredients are probably shit? Its a lie? It's excess. Get over yourselves. I don't particularly like pumpkin pie, but I can still appreciate the work that went into this.

Try and say something nice. Rejoice in the iced tower of deliciousness. Recognize that it took David Lowery's talent and creativity to put this genius concoction together in a highly edible and beautiful way.
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Ugh. Jeez. Did you SEE that guy juggling machetes while riding a unicycle inside a circle of fire? That's totally excessive. It represents everything that's disgusting about America and shows why the rest of the world hates us. We are such an awful country. We should be ashamed. Ashaaaaaamed.
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oh my goodness, this is wonderful. anyone complaining that this piece of culinary history is an abomination and the sandwich board announcing the irreparable decadence of the west needs to watch the news sometime. There will always be poor, starving people that we and others bomb to death and use the ashes to pave our twelve car garages - very rarely do we find someone so bent on our simplest pleasures that they build a cake shaped syringe of awesome like this gentle soul has. ps - haters and moralists commenting here already lose because they shouldn't be wasting our precious resources (fuel/electricity) commenting online about a three-ring circus cake, they oughta be bean farming and raising goats.
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