Cupcakes are a polarizing force. They’re pink and trendy and sweet and people either love them beyond reason or they hate them and blame them for the ills of the world.
Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for Team Cupcake, the way my faux-jaded alt-girl self had a secret warm spot in her late-90s heart for The Spice Girls and “Hit Me Baby (One More Time).” But that warmth is over now, because some twisted geniuses have ruined the cupcake forever, and cream fillings along with it.
The above maggot cupcake from Twisted Fondant were created for the third annual Eat Your Heart Out pop-up cake shop in London. Your cupcake order comes with a latex glove and tweezers so you can remove the horrifyingly realistic fondant fly larva from the hole in the cupcake “skin,” then squish out the “mango-flavored pus.”
Guh. “Mango-flavored pus” is officially the grossest phrase I have ever heard.
I think I have a pretty strong stomach. Baby-shaped cakes do not phase me, even when they are filled with red velvet. This, however, this is something different. It’s the only time I’ve ever actually looked at a food and felt physically ill. If you can still eat this after you have experienced the culinary equivalent of bot-fly removal, you are a tougher person than I.
Because I cannot be the only person to have witnessed the horror of the worst cupcake in the entire fucking world, check out the full demonstration:
Eew. That’s kinda gross, isn’t it? I mean, a maggot cake is kinda off-putting to start with, but then having you surgically remove and then eat your maggot? That’s pushing the envelope.
But it doesn’t stop there, because there’s more than cake inside that cup:
Oh my god, the cream in there … it glistens.
Oh my god. That’s it; I’m done eating forever. If anyone needs me I’ll be doing a juice cleanse.
Via Evil Cakehead