Today we are here to continue an ongoing debate. This will be a culinary battle mixed in with a batter of vlogging, a yearning for good eats (and wimminz), and a call to action for YOU: join the GANG and have your geeky goodness shared with our growing community.. There might even be cake or pie in it for you, whichever you prefer. Now onto the tasty business…
Cake versus pie… Which is better?
I’ve been wrestling with this debate for a long time. If you’ve followed me on the “social medias” long enough you know that I share food-related stuff quite a bit on Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. I am a foodie.
We as geeks tend to have a stable of snacks, quick meals, and comfort foods. Nothing beats marathon gaming sessions with your favorite snacks and adult beverages (if you are of age, of course). I love my sweets but this decision is still tough. Cake or pie? Hmmm… Maybe you can help me!
I talk about a lot of stuff that’s NOT food related in this vlog but one issue I encounter is particularly discerning: whether flan is a cake or a pie. This here is the tie breaker. The interwebz provide some useful knowledge. Wikipedia, which never has false information, says the following on flan:
Not to be confused with crème caramel, also known as flan or flan de leche. Flan is an open pastry or sponge cake containing a sweet or savoury filling.
Flan is my favorite. It’s creamy and melts in your mouth.. Hey, stop that smirking. It’s not just texture. The flavor is satisfying in ways that only putting it in your mouth can explain.. Except maybe for when idgets make it very eggy (like a terribad egg salad). Great flan is something to write home about, I promise! Now that we know flan is categorized as cake, that tips the scales A LOT.
Cheesecake is a close second to flan. These tasty cakes come in many varieties. Some are topped with marsipan (essentially edible, sugar-rich modeling clay), others have fruity toppers, graham crusts, or cookie crumbs. The variety in the cheesecake world makes it a clear winner and a great boon for the cake cause.
If you’re ever in NYC, be sure to try some Junior’s cheesecake. It’s not by any means the best of it’s kind but it rarely disappoints. Last I checked, there are Junior’s locations opening up everywhere, including one in Grand Central Station that serves sandwiches, beverages, and many varieties of cheesecake. Ah-nomnomnom!
Now in the pie’s corner we have a Georgia favorite: pecan pie. Thing is, GOOD pecan pie is hard to come by. The problem with pie of any variety is that people tend to burn the top.. Or they make the filling TOO rich (or too bland). I have a sweet tooth but, HOLY MOLY, I want to taste the distinct flavors, not go into a coma.
On the flip side, you have to be a special kind of nincompoop to mess up cake. You bake it in layers and then you add your little touches afterwards. Let the egg timer be your guide, young padawan!
In short, I have rarely been disappointed by cake whereas pies often leave much to be desired. I know that on the show Supernatural, Dean acts like pie is OP. His love for pie is a bit contagious. He is very adament about having Sam bring him pie.. And it got me thinking a bit. Really, he made me question my belief but I think this issue is settled.. At least for me.
…And the winner is…
(You’ll have to skip to the end if you want my final verdict.)
During the“Cake Vs. Pie” Geektastic Vlog two-part series I talk about the need for more women. We’ll be revisiting that as well as the deep discussion about the good and bad of gamer girls. As we often do, we provide all sides of the debate to encourage you all to chime in. Perhaps there is no right or wrong… But I still choose cake.
…Now it’s your turn!
Leave some comments explaining why you choose one or the other. The best part about this debate is that everyone has an opinion and there really is no right or wrong answer.. Except maybe for vegans, unless they cheat on their diets. For that, I am sorry.
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