Looking for something special for your birthday? Why not make your cake a little... savory?
How about this beautiful monstrosity?
Australian food hero Milton Lai had a breakthrough in fast food cakes and pretty much set the gold standard for us. Eat your heart out, Epic Meal Time.
Like the truly extraordinary human being that he is, Lai wanted to make sure that everyone is able to follow his lead and make an equally awesome cake. Here are his requirements:
1. Each component of the cake must come from fast food outlets.
"Note that a gourmet version of this could be done, but may not be worth it," the fast food cake mastermind pointed out.
2. The cake must be "structurally sound without props" and, hold itself up like a regular cake.
3. It must slice neatly, and guests should eat it as a slice. Lai stressed that it should "NOT be pulled apart."
4. Going along with the "structurally sound" requirement, the fast food cake must "present nicely as a cake and not as a slop or heap of junk food," he explained.
But how did he make it?
It all started with a deep dish pan pizza from Dominos.
To form a "second layer perimeter," our hero picked up a ton of McDonalds Chicken McNuggets and stacked a double layer of them around the edge.
"It must kiss the crust edge for the best effect," he said.
He then filled the "chicken nugget fortress" with French fries and topped it with another layer of pizza.
Next, he added a ring of six double cheeseburgers. He picked the double size for their superior meat-to-burger ratio and their excellent ability to cut.
The final cake layer consists of a thin crust pepperoni pizza garnished with KFC fried chicken, mashed potatoes in the center, and a ton of gravy smothered on top.
There's only one more step!
"Jab candles into the chicken and present it to the birthday boy," Lai wrote.
There was a little fallout when they sliced and plated the "cake," but it stayed sound for the most part.
The $90 masterpiece, which fed 10 people, was reportedly a huge success, and:
"I'd like to leave this out there for inspiration for others to top, with improved heights and grander designs," said our hero.
Looking for more unhealthy fast food cakes? Why not try this bacon-burger-pizza cake?