Baskin Robbin’s got a little wild for their seasonal cake this year. For Halloween 2015 they introduced the Piñata Pumpin Patch Cake. According to the advertisements, when cut, this cake will spew M&M Mini’s all over the place–like a Pinata. This is so overwhelmingly silly that I knew I had to have one.
Obtaining one was slightly harder that I thought it would be, but I wouldn’t take no for an answer. The first Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins I entered had promo signs for the cake on their cake freezer. I asked the employee if they had any or if I could order one and he said “No.” When I asked if they planned on getting them, he said “No, we’re not selling those.”
To prevent further human interaction I went online to the Baskin Robbins website. There you can place cake orders that are incredibly customizable. I found the pinata cake and was able to select what kind of ice cream to include in the cake for a long list of options. You can also select if you would like to have something written on the cake. I thought it would be cool to have #FastFoodGeek written on the cake so we could have the best Instagram post of all time. I placed the order to be picked up on Halloween morning and paid all online.
- Chocolate Cake base
- Oreo Ice cream
- M&M Mini’s
At 11:30 AM I entered my local Baskin Robbins to pick up my cake. The employee at the counter seemed to be expecting me and said “oh yes, the internet order, one moment please.” Five minutes go by, and the employees begin to scramble, checking the same freezer case for the fourth time. One finally stops by and says “Just a few more minutes, we have so many cakes” while another makes a phone call to someone. Finally a cake is miraculously produced from the back right as I had completely lost hope. Back at my apartment I discovered my genius idea of having #FastFoodGeek written on it was never executed. Good thing I didn’t request a marriage proposal to be written on it I guess.
Everyone gathered around, I carefully made two incisions. Slowly lifted the piece and then…