Skimming the pins in the food section is now like peering into someone’s emotional guilt trip. Telling us to eat rich foods (often laced with Cool Whip) and then going on about how to make healthy foods ‘look appetizing’ is awkward. Besides, they often already look plenty appetizing.
The many, many adaptations of cake pops
Bakerella’s blog is amazing, but the craze has gone from cute to overload. And often without icing – or moist cake. It’s weird listening to people describe cake balls that use icing as tasting like unbaked cake, or the sheer cost hike to buy one at Starbucks.
“Two ingredient” recipes
Cake mix is not one ingredient. There. We said it. Also: frozen banana ‘ice cream.’ Has a great soft serve consistency, and is awesome with chocolate and peanut butter. Does not taste like ice cream.
Bacon, used poorly
We love bacon here at Crave Local. And candied bacon, done right, is a thing of beauty. I don’t think we can ask Jessica to go near bacon vodka again due to the fake bacon flavor. Same to bacon chocolates – they simply tend to be too sweet.
Flavored vodkas – the sweet kinds
Can we not continue to try to add cake flavors to vodka? Please? And keep that whipped cream vodka far, far away; we can usually smell the impending chemical explosion before you even open the bottle. If you want sweet vodka, infuse it at home, and it will be far fresher tasting and maybe even taste like what you’re after. Or make alcoholic whipped cream, which works pretty well as long as you don’t overload the cream. (To make: take some amount of whipped cream, some sugar, and a couple tablespoons of alcohol. Whip into a frenzy, then taste. Add alcohol as necessary, just don’t keep adding until it dissolves into mush.)
Epic Meal Time
We also love eating large quantities of food, and crazy concoctions of food even more so, but someone finally showed us the more recent Epic Meal Time episodes on YouTube and all we wanted was an EMT. Eating large quantities of mashed potatoes with a knife and drooling into the camera is horrific, not entertaining. Besides, Vegan Black Metal Chef has an altar for a cutting board.