Too Much of a Good Thing?

There’s no denying Pinterest’s awesome power.  Tia picked up many recipes on there to supply her Treat of the Week challenge last year.  There’s no denying there have been lots of hits and some misses in searching through the oodles of images.

One trend I see the most in Pinterest, and the one I find the most horrifying, is stuffing one food into another.  For some reason all these culinary concoctions meet on the fertile grounds of the pinning landscape.  This creation Tia chose to make is one of those beasts.  The biggest I’ve ever seen at that.  This dessert is the essence of gluttony.  I give you what I affectionately call The Monster Cake.

monster cake

What is it you ask?  Let me give it to you in layers from the bottom to top.  Triple chocolate brownie, marshmallow, cookie dough, cheesecake, graham crackers, cheesecake, cookie dough, marshmallow, triple chocolate brownie, and ganache frosting.  I sugar-overdosed just reading it.

There’s no denying it was a hit with her team.  It took two people to carry the cake weighing over twenty pounds.  (Not really.  Tia is unbelievably strong–that part is true.)  Each person chewed on the thing for a whole day and probably still had enough to feed their family.

Tia swore she wouldn’t make it again on the fact it was very labor intensive and expensive.  I won’t do it out of pure spite.  It begs the question is there a point where there is too much of a good thing in a baked good?

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