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11 Disturbing Cakes That Look Like Body Parts

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1. Heart

This might be the only cake here that works for both Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Of course, given the detail and realism in the design, created of Debbie Does Cakes, this heart might just scare off your potential love interest and leave you branded as a stalker, rather than a romancer. (Unless, of course, she's a fan of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.)

2. Lips with a Cold Sore

Tattoo Cakes makes plenty of those aforementioned naughty body part cakes, and it’s precisely their skills at depicting anatomy with cakes that allowed them to so perfectly recreate a realistic set of lips complete with a nasty cold sore.

3. Common Pathologies of the Breast

Similarly, most cakes featuring breasts are erotic, but not this one by Lou Lou P’s Delights that features some of the most common pathologies of the breast in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

4. Kidney Disease

If you think a diseased breast cupcake is disturbing, then you probably wouldn’t want to be the first one to cut this cake by Cakes by Victoria that demonstrates what Polycystic Kidney Disease looks like.

5. Worm-Infested Lungs

For those who prefer parasites over disease, these sliced open lungs filled with wriggling worms are a perfect alternative. It really is the addition of worms that makes this design by Tesoro Cookies cross over from kind of gross to utterly disgusting.

6. Severed Eye and Ear

If anything can compete with catching a disease or becoming infected with a parasite, it’s the idea of losing perfectly healthy body parts. That’s why these blood-spattered eye and ear cupcakes by The Butcher of Caker Street are so utterly spine chilling.

7. Eyeball

If an eyeball cupcake isn’t enough to get satiate you, then perhaps this giant eye, created by Cake Central user Estasrica, will be able to whet your appetite. The addition of both blood and pus makes this one a particularly nasty Halloween cake.

8. Liver, Stomach and Spleen

If you’ve only been reading this article because you desperately want an anatomy lesson, well, this properly labeled cake, by Cake Central user Hollep, is the closest you’re going to get. (Unfortunately, the angle of the photograph makes it nearly impossible to read some of the labels.)

9. Twins in the Womb

The great thing about eating this cake, made by Ele Cake Co and photographed by Chris Glass, is that you’re not only munching on an organ—you’re also enjoying a variety of body parts from three distinct individuals. Talk about getting more for your money!

10. Melting Head Cake

Of course, none of these cakes are worth losing your head over—that is, unless your head happens to be melting in a most horrific manner like this cake, featured on Do It Myself.

11. Thorax

If you have a hard time choosing between body parts or flavor combinations, then this thorax cake, also by Do It Myself, is certainly your best bet. Not only does it offer a variety of organs for you to enjoy, but, like a real human body, each piece tastes a little different: The heart is made with orange cake filled with raspberry sauce; the lungs are apple spice cake with strawberry sauce; the kidneys are orange cake with blueberry sauce; the stomach features ginger cake with mango sauce; the liver is chocolate with kiwi sauce; and the small intestine is a jelly roll filled with red currant jelly. I think I would reach for the kidneys and liver first—what about you?
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Thanks to a Wet Winter, New Zealand Faces a Potential Potato Chip Shortage
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New Zealand has plenty of unique and tasty snacks, but kiwis also love potato chips. The universal comfort food is in danger Down Under, however, as an unusually wet winter has devastated the island country’s tuber crops, according to BBC News.

Twenty percent of New Zealand’s annual potato crop was wiped out from a series of major storms and floods that ravaged the nation’s North and South Islands, The Guardian reports. In some regions, up to 30 percent of potato crops were affected, with the varieties used to make chips bearing the brunt of the damage.

Potato prices spiked as farmers struggled, but the crisis—now dubbed “chipocalypse” by media outlets—didn't really make the mainstream news until supermarket chain Pak’nSave posted announcements in potato chip aisles that warned customers of a salty snack shortage until the New Year.

Pak’nSave has since rescinded this explanation, claiming instead that they made an ordering error. However, other supermarket chains say they’re working directly with potato chip suppliers to avoid any potential shortfalls, and are aware that supplies might be limited for the foreseeable future.

New Zealand’s potato farming crisis extends far beyond the snack bars at rugby matches and vending machines. Last year’s potato crops either rotted or remained un-harvested, and the ground is still too wet to plant new ones. This hurts New Zealand’s economy: The nation is the world’s ninth-largest exporter of potatoes.

Plus, potatoes “are a food staple, and this is becoming a food security issue as the effects of climate change take their toll on our potato crop,” says Chris Claridge, the chief executive of industry group Potatoes New Zealand, according to The Guardian.

In the meantime, New Zealanders are preparing to hunker down for a few long months of potential potato peril—and according to some social media users, kale chips are not a suitable alternative. “Chipocalypse” indeed.

[h/t BBC News]

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50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Halloween Candies
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It’s no surprise that candy delights kids and adults alike. We love sweets so much that the average American eats about 22 pounds of candy each year. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends or simply brush up on your candy trivia, check out these 50 sweet facts about your favorite candies.

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