I like my food to look like, well, food. Beyond that, I want it to look tasty, as well. But for some people this isn’t the case and the appeal of turning out a cake that tastes good but can gross out your friends, family and coworkers once in a while is hard to resist. The Gross Out Cakes Cookbook is pretty much the go-to source for recipes for cakes that look and sound like something they’re not.
Since kids seem to be the biggest consumers of “gross-out” products in general, the book is geared towards them. Most of the recipes require some grown-up help, and there is certainly nothing to stop adults from making the cakes from start to finish without kids. The recipes are easy and, keeping the focus both kid-friendly and primarily on the decorations, many call for cake mixes (easily substituted with your own favorite cake recipe if you don’t want to go this route). The directions are presented in a picture-heavy, step-by-step format to try and ensure that you get the best (or worst, all things considered) results possible. Anyone up for Blood Clot Cake?