1. Subcultures are fascinating.
2. America can go to amazing extremes.
These two basic premises are the inspiration for many a bizarre chronicling of odd items on the web. I just found the site Cake Wrecks which details the worst of the worst, professionally made cakes that have been perpetrated on customers and guests alike across our fair country.
While I was enjoying browsing through all of the strange and pathetic attempts to defy common sense and sometimes gravity I came to this one...
Apparently this, um, foot cake-- which is a Chinese lotus wrapped/ bound foot was made for a podiatrist's party because as they mention on the site;
when a doctor is forced to look at and/or handle other people's feet all day every day, I'm sure said doctor can think of nothing more appealing than eating a giant version of one of the most hideous foot deformities possible. ("Alright! Please, tell me you got Pistachio ice cream to go with!?!")This really is one of the most disgusting food items I have ever seen created. I can't imagine that anyone at that party felt particularly hungry. Look at those toenails!
This is one instance where I actually pity the baker responsible; to make this, she had to reference an actual photo. (All together now! Ewwwwww.)
There are so many great cake-laughs on this site and also some truly appalling wrecks like the one above but on the more funny-pathetic side, this Chuck Norris cake caught my eye. And the snarky commentary was perfect.