One mention of the word 鈥渃ake鈥 and we鈥檙e basically salivating over visions of buttercream frosting, sprinkles and maybe even some strawberry filling. But what if you took one of the most popular desserts and transformed it into a main course? Sounds crazy, right? Well apparently, Chrissy Teigen doesn鈥檛 think so.


The model-turned-TV personality took to Instagram yesterday to share a photo of her with a cake that pretty much defies everything we know to be true about the classic dessert. She captioned her photo, 鈥淭his cake!! Mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken, cornbread and mac and cheese!! And it鈥檚 not just pretty, it鈥檚 seriously delicious! Thank you @breescakes!!!鈥

The baker behind this masterpiece is Bree Miller of Bree鈥檚 Cakes in Los Angeles. She tells us that her carbolicious creation all started with a dare. She says, 鈥淟ong story short, I actually made this cake back in April for my family. I鈥檝e been trying to come up with different kinds of savory cakes and so my friend had sent me a photo of this casserole that was frosted with mashed potatoes and told me, 鈥業 challenge you to make this look like a cake.鈥 I said, 鈥榗hallenge accepted鈥 and posted a photo on my Instagram and it went viral from there.鈥 She goes onto explain that LA-based rapper The Game saw the photo and was the first person to actually buy one from her. She says, 鈥淗e told me 鈥榊ou need to add more things to it.鈥 So I decided to add candied yams and mac and cheese.鈥 Not surprisingly, the savory cake went viral again after The Game shared a photo on his Instagram.


While the cake has an obvious southern food kick, we can鈥檛 help but think about how fun this would be to make for Thanksgiving. If you鈥檙e outside of the LA area or want to DIY your own version, Bree has one major pro tip: Spread the mashed potato frosting while it鈥檚 still scorching hot. She says, 鈥渙nce it gets colder or room temperature it鈥檚 nearly impossible. You have to work really fast, but other than it works just like a normal cake would.鈥 Oh, and she does have one final, very important piece of advice: 鈥淒on鈥檛 over-fry your chicken!鈥 Duly noted, Bree.

Would you make this cake on Thanksgiving? Share with us in the comments below.

(Photos via @chrissyteigen and @breescakes)