Although some of us would never like to admit it, we all know that popping pimples comes with a sense of satisfaction that little else in life offers us. And while many of us like to target unwelcome additions to our faces in the privacy of our own homes, a bakery in California has brought the pure squeamish joy of a good old zit-blasting session into the world of cupcakes.
That right, California-based bakery Blessed by Baking has whipped up some pimple cupcakes, sweet treats resembling zits, blackheads and cysts that you can genuinely squeeze and watch in awe as the pus comes oozing out. Are you throughly grossed out yet? I know I am.
So what exactly is a pimple cupcake made of? The cake appears to have a brown fondant draped on top, acting as skin. Sitting on top is a pink circle and a small hole filled with yellow pus that we hear is made from custard or lemon curd. All you have to do is squeeze and stand back in complete and utter horror, disgust and appreciation.
The twisted treat, which will separate spot-bursting wannabes from fanatics, was created as a special gift for Dr Sandra Lee, a dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon, and cosmetic surgeon otherwise known as Dr Pimple Popper.
Just in case you don’t have a predisposition for searching the web for spots, I’ll fill you in. Dr Lee has a popular Youtube channel named Dr. Pimple Popper where she – surprise, surprise – pops pimples, cysts, blackheads and much more in a series of stomach-churning videos. We wonder if she appreciates the homage or is as bewildered as us at the whole nauseating debacle.
Unfortunately (or depending on how you look at it, a blessing in disguise), bakery manager Rachael Sanchez admitted that Blessed by Baking doesn’t ship at the moment, so the pimple cupcake phenomenon is only available to those with a Californian postcode for now. Don’t lie, I saw the flicker of disappointment on your face.
The shocking thing about all of this though? I’ve heard it from the grapevine that, despite their repulsive appearance, these cakes actually taste pretty good. Are you brave enough to try them? Excuse me as I book a flight to California against my better judgement…