VIRAL: Is this Indomie cake an act of culinary genius or an edible abomination?

Indomie cake by tot.aw in Kelapa Gading. Photo: @tot.aw / Instagram
Indomie cake by tot.aw in Kelapa Gading. Photo: @tot.aw / Instagram

Just like all good patriotic Indonesians, we love us some Indomie. Whether it be Indomie Mi Goreng or Rasa Soto Mie, potato chip or InTerNet, we’ve yet to encounter a form of Indomie that we haven’t been eager to devour.

But, this… Well, this we’re not so sure about.

https://twitter.com/pyojihoonism/status/840194528468324352

This photo of an Indomie cake went viral on Twitter over the weekend and we were equally intrigued and disturbed by its implications. But we had to know more – was this a regular cake made to look like Indomie with some impressive frosting technique or was this really a cake created out of actual Indomie?

After a bit of research we found the original source:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRdC0Q2gjXK/

The cake is indeed made out of actual Indomie and it’s topped with sambal, corned beef and cheese. It’s sold by  tot.aw (short for TOTally AWesome) a restaurant in Kelapa Gading and you can totally order it for your next birthday if you like for Rp 120,000.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRdFkyggERW/

Reactions to this new Indomie creation on the internet were definitely mixed:

https://twitter.com/syarsalia/status/840884861522989056

https://twitter.com/furisouru/status/840239804725968897

As far as we can tell, this is the first birthday cake anybody has made out of actual Indomie, but we did find loads of really creative Indomie-themed cakes online.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAwg-holO09/?tagged=kueindomie

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ4m6juh9cQ/

https://www.facebook.com/1486585801624251/photos/p.1819328978349930/1819328978349930/?type=1&opaqueCursor=AbpNywbx8SXW9vTLucr6YBLvQsNUsr15nOk5xkVO9cECoZ3RXmTaNDdFbavBgY4ERb87PxLZmiHxra0cJeuoHXEyVgdk4Mtx_IOWkl8Pxwc3G4EJy-vvXkJdQLo5mKv_eZgAqy0SwH7LcYy0kyF6kEzo8ccOYtQ_wu-cXldSdCL6XOnA_ALVsumoWoIB4A6M4CSun7DxrxVypFUigJtvTBefMTlm6IroKL2UYlQaXp_FIZdlFSHStkj7wO-c_h4IOm94ZGwjqUxBWffHFeSD7JxeoWL3wND5vyW6r9VG8AS4p2ux1gZZyJv7llDBl5DNnAj3J6qC_PNgP29TY9Zz_E5Vn79yYQQs6F8BCmG3huwc8wlRnHnYahFVugSaKokMk4Q&theater

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Actually, we did find one other birthday cake made out of Indomie online…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=293509320674465&set=p.293509320674465&type=1&opaqueCursor=AbqBqQ2N6IIKVw5XUdeXTQuBku4VusU_VzifzqW-1-kZfcohgyjdzioBNK_xnDYLpc9l7j1SGeEW6z0o8Nh8x1sxTJRgQMeCwSTlk16NojjGkXs_gkB3H8ujHIW2ewVJSl87kfL4yup0fZRggYZIyBCN8D4CDCeKLI8DUgdYw99_OqI5EkqPi3Vem0vjViOQOfklJrGyHpQWYD1ibBFViVnjUtcJLsVhCoI9Z8UUBS0S2rIOlDBTQ8wHB-MxYYpkvSEhTGes-X_NPPNXnB3TS-KDvGm6jwI2GR5yhmLWTjJaFtlHfX-7fnXsPp-1_vcQm-uEeudPfvKVrFlPcqBbrnPkvNBO0hDppNRIa72DcECsFYAWc-JvS9cESV-ZAuBk-5k&theater

So no matter what you think of tot.aw’s new creation, you have to respect the time and effort they put into making it.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRf5cD9l50J/

So what’s your verdict on the Indomie cake – yum or yuck? Let us know in the comments!

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