Chance the Rapper has just celebrated his 24th birthday, and he did it the best way I can think of. He had a birthday cake shaped like his favorite fried chicken meal. What's better than that?
Eater reports that Chance the Rapper's birthday cake was shaped like his favorite meal from Harold's Chicken Shack in Chicago. Check it out:
This cake was reportedly designed by Alliance Bakery in Chicago and features a seven-piece wing combo with a bottle of Mistic kiwi-strawberry. The cake is vanilla (okay, it would be better if it were chocolate) and the wings and fries were made of fondant icing. Of course, you could never tell, since this looks so much like a cake with actual chicken wings and fries scattered around on the top and side of it.
It's probably safe to assume that Chance the Rapper loved his cake, too, considering the sweet note he wrote about it on his Instagram. "Thank God for the people in my life I've had unimaginable & undeserving blessings in my 24 years here. I love you Chicago, let's see what we can do for this world."
If you've never heard of Harold's Chicken Shack, the description from Serious Eats should help set you straight. According to said description, Harold's offers "the best bad fried chicken on Earth."
Bad fried chicken is apparently such that it's swimming in grease and salt and the skin "slips right off the meat on first bite." You know its kind. Good fried chicken is referred to as the kind that tries to be more "refined," without all the extra grease and salt. Harold's doesn't care about that. This fried chicken joint just cares about creating and offering a delicious product.
The logo is a red-suited man chasing a chicken with a hatchet. There's a quirky style about the place, and other rappers, such as Wale and Kendrick Lamar, are known to enjoy Harold's chicken as well. Sounds like the perfect place to model your birthday cake after.