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Don't Try This at Home: Cake Pillow

Don't Try This at Home: Cake Pillow

I'm kind of in awe of LA-based blogger Justin Jorgenson, who's responsible for this high-concept pillow. Describing this project, he writes:

I’d gone to several supermarket bakeries looking for the right pillow-like cake to sleep on. I stood and stared and got down and looked at the cakes from the side, in the case, trying to imagine how they would photograph with my head on them.

One bakery woman with bad teeth said I could sample any of them. I said no I wouldn’t be eating it. She said, “Oh, for someone else?”

I said, “No. I’m going to be sleeping on it, like a pillow.”

She said, “Why don’t you just use a pillow.”

I said, “Because a pillow is not a cake.”



And that's a good lesson for all of us home enthusiasts, isn't it? A pillow is not a cake.

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alwaysANDRiA alwaysANDRiA 8 years
...because a pillow is not a cake lol
keer keer 9 years
been done! 1999 in montreal by performance artist diane borsato http://www.dianeborsato.net/cake.html enjoy!
kathrynliz kathrynliz 9 years
kind of wasteful, no?
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Wow, I wonder how many ants he woke up with!
cougar41 cougar41 9 years
That's something unique???? LOl,LOL.
redegg redegg 9 years
A little too much time on his hands.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
A pillow is not a cake, but is a cake a pillow? If I wasn't so borderline OCD I would totally do this. Just, you know, to see. I'm with Yum though. It'd be gone by morning. The whole dang sheet. :wink:
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
:rotfl: yeti. Nobody understaaaaands, hahahaha.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
The cake would be clammy on your face... :ponder:
brenababy brenababy 9 years
OK that is just weird!
kikkoman kikkoman 9 years
"A pillow is not a cake." I bet that bakery employee was thought this dude was on drugs or something.
stellarcourtney stellarcourtney 9 years
haha. he can only do this because he has practically no hair!
aanyanka aanyanka 9 years
Casa - your "And that's a good lesson for all of us home enthusiasts, isn't it? A pillow is not a cake." statement is cracking me up.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
What The...!!!!!!
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i have now officially seen it all
yeti yeti 9 years
Super cool designer or not, this guy sounds like an ass. I mean, a nice woman at the bakery tells him he can sample the cakes and he describes her as someone with bad teeth? Surely that wasn't integral to the story? And then when she observes that using a cake for a pillow is . . . a bad idea, he's like, "Duh, all the cool kids are sleeping on cakes!" I'm sure he goes around saying that no one understaaaaands his genius. Bleh.
jen22 jen22 9 years
Thats cool
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I can see the good points to this....like your dreams would be accompanied by nice cake scents.....and the egg, milk, and sugar mix would be nice exfoliants on your skin. And the cake should be soft, so it may be ideal with those who have neck problems. I see a generous amount of potential here!
audreystar audreystar 9 years
i would try an unfrosted sheet cake once. that might be kind of comfy. :rotfl:
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
Wow....interesting concept pillow cake!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Eek, I can't appreciate this because all I can think about is frosting in the ear. :O
Penguin091507 Penguin091507 9 years
It's weird if your not really paying attention the cake does look like a pillow. A yummy pillow.
emalove emalove 9 years
This is so odd! And it kind of grossed me out too...
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
And when he has to call 911 because he's inhaled some of the cake and/or frosting (Or worse yet, we're called to a DOA cuz he choked to death during the night), I'll be laughing and calling him a big Dummy.
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
:rotfl: That's a great story.
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