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Oct 9, 2010 10:34 PM

Pumpple Cake?

Anyone tried it yet?

Sound's like a cardiologist's nightmare.

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  1. It sounded like fun. It was either going to be amazingly good or amazingly bad. Well I think it was bad. I never liked the icing from the Flying Monkey. It seems to me to be a bit tasteless and lardy. The chocolate cake wasn't good and the vanilla cake was ok. The apple pie was ok and the pumpkin pie was a bit too spicey. All in all it was funny just to bring this home to the kids,, but I was disappointed.

    1. I like the idea of it -- a baker's version of the turducken -- but the execution, even with the finest components, would be vile. Turkey, duck and chicken can work well together. Pumpkin pie, apple pie, vanilla cake, chocolate cake, and Flying Monkey's tasteless "buttercream??" I'm not feelin' it.

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      1. re: phillybakingqueen

        There is a new owner of the Terminal Market's Flying Monkey, she's doing her own recipes. I'll have to ask her, but she may be doing her own buttercream now.

        1. re: urbanfabric

          Did she also buy out Flying Monkey Deuce? It seems a bit strange that the founder would sell one branch but not the other, and still allow the name to stay the same. Thanks!

          1. re: Laura D.

            I'm SOOO glad to see other folks who aren't fans of Flying Monkey.... When I moved here everyone raved about it + I was like - THIS is the best you've got? Thankfully it wasn't, but yeesh - the hype over this place -- not good. Glad to hear there's a new owner. May have to go back and try again.

            1. re: andrewlee

              She just bought out the Flying Monkey location at Reading Terminal while the former owner still runs the other location.

              1. re: bluehensfan

                Yes, just the terminal market location, basically the baking part of the organization. I don't think there's a lot of baking that happens at deuce.

      2. Not well reviewed here:

        It's the chocolate cake and frosting part that turns me off when I think about it.

        1. Ok so I generally love Baker E's stuff (um, the Elvis cake is quite amazing) but this just looks like it belongs on www.