Pie + Cake = Zac Young’s PieCaken

Celebrity Pastry Chef Zac Young, one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America, creates a playful take on two of America’s favorite desserts – pie and cake. Known for his final four finish on Top Chef: Just Desserts, as well as appearances on Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets and Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, Young developed The PieCaken in 2015 for a restaurant in New York City.

This talented pastry chef is making The PieCaken for the holidays. His Thanksgiving PieCaken went viral after Kelly Ripa received an email from the restaurant announcing the decadent creation. Ripa said, “this is pretty much the greatest thing that has happened to me, besides the birth of my children.”

The PieCaken has layers of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and spice cake all held together with cinnamon buttercream and topped with apple pie filling. This tantalizing comfort food is what a lot of people are seeking to enhance their much smaller Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meal.

Los Angeles residents can pick up a PieCaken at Carlo’s Bakery on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Besides a full PieCaken, you can also order a slice to bring home and enjoy during a smaller COVID-friendly alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving family style gathering.

For those outside of the Los Angeles area, The PieCaken is available nationwide and can be shipped to your home. This one-of-a-kind cake is $99 and shipping is free on Goldbelly

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