Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate

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Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
2010/02/03 08:03:00
While sitting around waiting for an email to come yesterday some fellow work buddies and I started a discussion about which we would rather have cake or pie?
 
We overwhelmingly decided that we would all choose pie over cake most days of the week. Too many things can go wrong with cake although pie can seemingly be overcome by 1 part of it, whether it be the crust or the filling.
 
So I pose the question to you: pie or cake? And what kind?
 
My vote goes for pie and coconut cream pie.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 08:23:26
Although cakes can be rather wonderful, I am a pie guy!  And my favorite flavor is banana cream.
MetsLegacy
Junior Burger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 15:41:02
Cake all the way for me. I only like pie when there is sweet potato involved or a pudding/frozen yogurt. Not a fan of apple, banana, blueberry, cherry or pumpkin pie.


leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 16:11:14
                                             pie...if homemade.....cake if store bought!
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 16:24:07
I'm a pie man. I get minced meat pie for my birthday instead of cake. That started because my family always resisted minced meat pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas so I insisted on it for my birthday on December 30th.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 16:51:53
Any Mennonite fruit pie will do it for me.
the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 17:51:15
Pie is the way to go.  I get peach or blackberry pie made for me each year on my birthday by both mother and mother-in-law.  Life is good.

My preferences, in order

peach pie
blackberry pie
sour cherry pie
apple pie
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
rhubarb pie
blueberry pie
key lime pie
lemon meringue
egg custard pie
mincemeat pie
gooseberry pie
sweet potato pie
chocolate pie
strawberry pie


don't care for banana  or coconut pie

Cake is so, common.  Pie is where it's at!


tiki
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 18:19:30
You have obviously never seen my dessert plate!!!---Both please---Carrot cake--fruit pie---and a scoop of vanilla on both,please!

post edited by tiki - 2010/02/03 18:20:39
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 18:39:41
If the carrot cake is great it would overrule most pies!
lunamoth
Junior Burger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 18:51:08
PIE!!!!! grape pie, cherry pie, cranberry nut pie....
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 19:00:40
I never heard of grape pie!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 19:43:01
I'm a Pie Guy! Apple, Punkin, Chess, Pecan, Blackberry and any other kind you can get in a 9" Pie Pan.

So--Here's the question of the Day--- With so many people preferring Pies-----How come there's all those STUPID CAKE SHOWS on Food Network-- Huh?? Answer me that! Why ain't there no PIE SHOWS on there other than the once a year Pillsbury Bake-Off?
So Who Cares if you can build a 7 foot tall cake that looks like Yao Ming and then you drop it moving it from one table to another??? I mean Who Cares?????
Here's Pie in your Eye!!
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 21:54:49
Don't get me wrong I love me some cake too! At their peak I think that Carrot Cake and Red Velvet surpass pie for me in general but most of the time I end up being disappointed and wish I had gotten a piece of pie instead.
ynotryme
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 22:59:49
It would depend what kind of cake or pie. I would chose Italian rum cake or Devil's food with homemade vaniila butter cream frosting over pie but any other kind and I would choose pie.
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/03 23:04:32

Boston cream pie. The best of both worlds.
After that, it is chocolate cake with ice cream.

mark

6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/04 01:00:33
Foodbme

I'm a Pie Guy! Apple, Punkin, Chess, Pecan, Blackberry and any other kind you can get in a 9" Pie Pan.

So--Here's the question of the Day--- With so many people preferring Pies-----How come there's all those STUPID CAKE SHOWS on Food Network-- Huh?? Answer me that! Why ain't there no PIE SHOWS on there other than the once a year Pillsbury Bake-Off?
So Who Cares if you can build a 7 foot tall cake that looks like Yao Ming and then you drop it moving it from one table to another??? I mean Who Cares?????
Here's Pie in your Eye!!

I think you answered your own question about the cake shows on the Food Network.  It is much more dramatic and builds the show to a climax at the end with everyone (including viewers) wondering who might destroy their 7-foot "sculpture" before the end of the show.  The only drama with a pie is whether it will look or taste like crap (which is a lot easier to avoid, and not as easy to determine by the viewers unless one of the judges gags or makes a face).
 
The Food Network wants to hold their viewers to the very end of the show (through all their commericals).  This is why they have so many competition shows in  the evening any more, to keep the viewers hanging on to see who survives getting "Chopped" or who is going to be the next Food Network "Star", "Iron Chef" or "whatever".  In other words, it is the Food Network's version of the popular "Survivor".
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/04 08:26:57
A hot slice of fruit pie with a scoop of ice cream.  Mmmmmmmm.

I'm also a fan of our local favorite:  Key Lime Pie.
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/04 15:55:13
I'll take pie over cake anytime.  The same also goes for cobbler, grunt, boy bait, or what ever other name you give those fruit desserts, that have some kind of topping or a minimal amount of crust. 
 
 
 
 
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/05 09:03:40
BelleReve

I'll take pie over cake anytime.  The same also goes for cobbler, grunt, boy bait, or what ever other name you give those fruit desserts, that have some kind of topping or a minimal amount of crust.  
   


Wow, I have heard the term cobbler used but never grunt or boy bait. Is that a regional thing?
Tedsrfs
Junior Burger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/05 09:43:58
I think pan-dowdie is another cool word for pie type desserts.    

I liked it when restaurants used to have dessert shelves, up above the counter,  with pies lined up and slanty mirrors behind them to better show the selection. 
 
I like Pie.  I like rhubarb,  banana cream, lemon meringue, pecan and real cherry pie.   No canned pie fillings please.   Ted 
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/05 10:55:34
Add crisp, crunch and slump to the names
georgiagal
Junior Burger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/05 11:19:51
Food Network has a fabulous show and it features a Best Pie Contest...they show it each year and your mouth will absolutely water til you have to get to the kitchen for PIE....LOL    These are great homemade pies, nothing fancy but good old down to earth fabulous pies!!!  Check it out ...... you'll appreciate the whole concept.
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/05 12:23:34
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...I will choose freewill. " -by RUSH  Better words never spoken, Geddy & Neil! 

All I want is a slice o' pie to the left, a piece o' cake to the right with Billyboy in the middle of this "sandwich" and a fork in his hand, at the ready.
tkitna
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/06 04:11:23
Pie is my choice for the better part.

Blueberry, Peach, Apple in that order
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/06 11:16:02
Soccer - from recipes I've collected over the years, the blueberry boy bait was a recipe from Cooks Illustrated, so a guess that it originated in New England.

Foodbyme - your comments about cake reminded of a cruise I took - all these fancy, European pastries that looked pretty, but didn't have any flavor- couldn't understand why they couldn't have offered different  flavors of oies, or just a simple cobbler instead. 
ScreenBear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/06 13:42:34
Given the choice between Black Forest Cake and Blueberry Cobbler, I would cheat and lie, and convince whoever it was that was offering the choice, that it was in both our best interests for me to have a couple large helpings of each. 
 
   I like to think that otherwise I am an honorable man.

   The Bear
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/06 14:19:56
I'll eat a slice of pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving, but other than that I don't eat pies or cakes.
mland520
Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/06 16:12:42
PIE- rhubarb, lemon meringue, apple, coconut cream, pumpkin, blueberry, whatever- but the crust has to be pie crust- not the stuff that most restaurants use that has a consistency of shortbread!!!! I want real pie with real crust.......if not, then no thanks!
allyk
Cheeseburger
Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2010/02/06 17:57:03
I like both, but  pie does have a slight edge. Top 5 are:

Old-fashioned lemon meringue
Pecan
Chess
Coconut Cream
Mince meat

And I love all the fruit pies as well.