Isolation does weird things to a person, with many of us using our newfound spare time to pick up a new hobby like pickling, sourdough bread-making or baking. But the one who really takes the cake (pun intended) is this woman named Kate, who has baked a phenomenal toilet paper cake.
The amateur cake maker decided to quell her coronavirus-fuelled insomnia with a 3am baking session. But while many of us are struggling to find a spare roll of toilet paper at our local Woolies, Kate has made her very own in the kitchen.
I mean, look at this. This is a work of art. Can somebody call the Louvre and ask if they accept baking submissions?
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Since so many people have tagged me in toilet paper cake photos on FB lately (I guess this is my life now), and since I can’t sleep at all at the moment anyway..I got up at 3am and made this. It’s dark chocolate and kokuto (Japanese/Okinawan black sugar) cake with vanilla buttercream and mochi fondant. And a whole lot of texturing. #toiletpapercake
Toilet paper cakes have gone viral on social media amid the coronavirus-fuelled panic-buying, but many of Kate’s friends thought she could do better than the cakes they were seeing online.
“A billion people were tagging me in toilet paper cakes on Facebook saying that I could make a better one,” she told Buzzfeed.
In a time of need, Kate managed to bring a little joy back to the world. You may not be able to buy actual toilet paper, but at least you can admire this strangely delicious-looking roll of toot paper.
“I had been thinking a lot about how distressing it is that for some of our most vulnerable people, a basic like TP has been catapulted out of reach,” she said. “Plus I just wanted to see if I could make edible fondant fabric look more tissue-like.”
But it turns out this master-baker doesn’t even like cake. This edible masterpiece was given away because Kate doesn’t even eat the stuff.
“I gave it away to a friend to eat. I don’t eat cake,” she said when asked what happened to the cake.
Although she didn’t keep the cake, she received some well-deserved recognition on Twitter after her husband showed off her skills.
So I did a bad, thoughtless thing. I tweeted Kate’s cake this morning & in my rush of pride to share it, I didn’t tag her????Now 5K RTs later the tweet doesn’t even mention her name & she’s rightly upset. If you were kind enough to RT her cake, pls RT again & celebrate @sashimimimi pic.twitter.com/SFfbu7Famc
— Michael Harris (@MichaelH_PhD) April 1, 2020
In just over 24 hours, the post received over 20,000 likes and nearly 10,000 retweets, on top of the 5,000 it received before Kate’s husband credited her.
But toilet paper isn’t the only thing she can recreate in cake-form.
Fish down. pic.twitter.com/CF4BpS4WSw
— Kate Pritchett (@sashimimimi) November 18, 2019
If you’ll excuse me, I suddenly feel the need to channel my inner Martha Stewart in a 3am baking session.
Image: Instagram / rarerollingobject
And done; four layers of vanilla cake, brushed with Aperol syrup, filled with blood orange curd, blood orange and pink grapefruit buttercream, and torched Italian meringue and dehydrated pink grapefruit slices. pic.twitter.com/kEl4QJGGEN
— Kate Pritchett (@sashimimimi) December 1, 2019