Pants cake

My friend Dave reminded me the other day about this cake I made a few years ago for our office. Just thinking about it makes me laugh.

We had a pretty laid-back staff, and I was writing a cooking column every week for college-age students. So I wasn’t exactly scouring Food and Wine for my recipes. Instead I found Claire Crespo’s Yummy Fun site, and her hilarious idea for a cake in the shape of pants. I can’t find it online anymore, but you don’t need a recipe. Just bake any cake in a 9X13 pan, remove it to cool, and cut out a triangle shape to separate the legs (this bit makes a good snack!)

Mix up a couple of colors of frosting and pipe on a belt shape to make it even more authentic.