Updated, 11/18 – We’re extending the bidding deadline to Friday, 11/19 5:00 pm eastern!
You know my post about cherpumple – the pie baked in a cake monstrosity that’s the turducken of the dessert world? Well, in case you need a refresher, it’s ridiculous – it’s a pumpkin pie baked in a spice cake, apple pie baked in a yellow cake, and cherry pie baked in white cake, held together with cream cheese icing. It’s a sick, excessive, fascinating spectacle.
I was joking with Victoria from The District Chocoholic about making a cherpumple for the DC State Fair Bakesale this Saturday (November 20th) at the 14th and U Farmer’s Market. But damn it, that girl has got moxie. She’s actually going to make a cherpumple and bring it to bake sale – partly to see if it can be done, and partly because I think DC’s general public is as strangely fascinated with this dessert as I am.
Since we can’t sell it by the slice (everything has to be pre-packaged, and I don’t think the cherpumple will hold up to slicing very well), we’re going to auction it off. All the proceeds will benefit the DC State Fair – to help us incorporate as a 501(c)3 nonprofit and bring you a bigger, better State Fair in 2011.
You can enter your cherpumple “bids” in the comments of this post (you can “up” your bid by leaving an additional comment). So how much do you want to experience the cherpumple? How much do you think DC needs a state fair? How much do you want to bring a cherpumple to Thanksgiving dinner (it will totally keep in the freezer if stored in an airtight container). I’ll be taking bids up until 5:00 pm (eastern) on Friday, November 19 11:00 pm (eastern) time on Thursday, November 18, and announcing the winner on Friday, the 19th. The winner can pick up the cherpumple between 9am and 1 pm at the DC State Fair bake sale at the 14th and U Farmer’s market on November 20th.
I’m starting the bids at $20. Bidding starts . . . NOW. And many, many thanks to our stalwart and adventurous cherpumple baker Victoria!!
Updated: Victoria was kind enough to send in some photos of the cherpumple baking process – the first layer, crumb coat, and final product are below.