This Pulsating Cake Will Make Your Heart Skip a Beat
Buy a girl a cake, she’ll love you for a day. Teach her how to bake…and, she’ll have something to do every time her heart gets broken. Am I right?
Here’s a riddle: What has red velvet batter, is edible, and looks like a vital organ? The latest product of heartbreak: The Beating Heart Cake.
Heartbreak was Lorraine Tran’s main inspiration for the cake. “Naturally I was heart broken,” Tran recalls.
“I was dumped by my boyfriend, basically one week before Valentine’s.”
Lorraine isn’t just san emotional wreck with a sweet tooth, she’s a talented cake artist and entrepreneur (Chubbi Cakes in Southern California). Luckily for us, great art can come out of moments of great heart ache.
Amplified ten-fold, Valentine’s Day can be a bitch. We’ve all had those years where we justify how ridiculous the holiday truly is. It’s always the same rants:
Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday created to increase the sale of roses, pre-written cards, and pour salt on the wounds of those who have a hard time believing that Love exists in the first place. Am I right fellas? Cupid is an asshole with terrible aim. Am I right ladies? Oh Valentine’s is February 14th? Psh, that’s nothing but a Taco Tuesday to me!
Luckily enough for Lorraine, one of her best friends didn’t want her being alone on Valentine’s Day, so they arranged a play date where they would spend the afternoon baking. When deciding what type of cake to make, their minds drifted towards fun-loving “hearts” in celebration of the day.
Of course, Lorraine’s mind was elsewhere, and jokingly suggested they make a nasty, realistic looking bleeding heart…with a pulse. In essence, a huge “screw you to V-day.”
It’s a beautiful mess of delicious red velvet batter, fondant vein details throughout and a balloon apparatus at the core.
We’ve seen some realistically decorated cakes before, but this one, we can safely say, is the most “alive” dessert in recent memory. The nozzle used to get the heart pumping going was “super gross” and the movement and sound was so realistic that Lorraine admitted “it made us squirm.”
Just when you thought Valentine’s Day was all about broken hearts, someone like Lorraine comes along and shows you it’s about pseudo-functional ones. Hearts that are edible, and make your mom shriek of horror when you leave it on the counter top in a plastic bag and forget to tell her it’s just a cake.
Touché Valentine’s. Touché.
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