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CAKE ZINE

$36.00

Cake Zine is a hedonistic exploration of history, pop culture, literature, and art through dessert.

VOLUME 2 / WICKED CAKE / FALL 2002

The second issue, Wicked Cake, explores the sinister side of sweets, the horrors lurking beneath the buttercream. Over eighty pages of recipes, essays, poems, illustrations, and photographs, including:

  • Sohla El-Waylly’s recipe for death by chocolate cake: a multilayered monstrosity of cocoa meringue, devil's food cake, and dangerous ganache shards.
  • A lyric essay on schadenfreude and the merits of baking your enemies into confections by Jami Nakamura Lin.
  • A contemplation of obsolescence in the age of DALL-E by baker Bronwen Wyatt.
  • A comic by Priscilla Frank on the true story of a sixteenth-century cantankerous “witch” whose buttery shrovetide cakes kindled her demise.
  • Very wicked cakes by Bodega Cakes, Frosted Hag, and Lauren Schofield, photographed in an abandoned church by Chelsea Kyle.
  • An exploration of sirutteok, a Korean rice cake used to banish evil spirits in shamanistic rituals, by Giaae Kwon.
  • Plus a peek inside Sylvia Plath’s oven, an analysis of Courtney Love’s desire to “be the girl with the most cake,” a fiery condemnation of deepcakes in the age of “is it cake?” and a whole lot more.

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