We need this in our lives IMMEDIATELY.
October is one of my favorite months. The weather starts to get a little cooler, pumpkin everything makes its presence known, and of course, there's Halloween. But even better than all the good things that October brings, it's National Pizza Month.
Though you can celebrate pizza at any time of the year, it's nice to know that October is the time when we can give thanks for the deliciousness that is pizza.
Is there anyone who doesn't love pizza? We all have our favorite types and toppings: pepperoni, pineapple, sausage, thin/thick crust, stuffed crust, sauce/no sauce. Some countries even use ketchup instead of sauce (No!).
But for some reason, people feel the need to improve upon pizza, and suddenly there's pizza cones, corn dog pizza, mac and cheese pizza, and of course, pepperoni pizza cake.
Pizza that looks like cake? I can feel my arteries hardening just by looking at it. It's not even complicated to make; just use some prepared pizza dough, cut it into circles, layer the dough, cheeses, and fillings (toppings) into a cake pan, and you're done.
For some people, pizza cake is a fantasy come true, for others a cheese/sauce/crust concoction horror show.
My friend Natalia is a huge pizza fan. When she saw the pepperoni pizza cake, she said, "Pizza cake looks overwhelming — too rich — and I love pizza. I guess it is cleaver, but what happened to good old-fashioned pan (deep dish or thin crust) pizza?"
Pizza is perfect and doesn't need to be messed with, because when you do, you come up with stomach-turning things like Crocodile pizza, Banana Curry Pizza (thanks Sweden), and Double Bacon Cheeseburger with fries and Thousand Island Dressing Pizza (it doesn't exist ... yet.)
No one needs to reinvent the pizza wheel. I have to admit, I'm more interested in a really good whole wheat crust than more layers of cheese and meat. There's a reason why pepperoni pizza is the most popular pizza: it's delicious in its classic simplicity.