So cake art. Help me to understand the phenomenon. I get oddly mesmerized watching shows like Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and Ultimate Cake Wars. I sit fascinated as they create these works of art out of cake and rice crispy treats but in the end all I think is that it must taste horrible. They manipulate the ingredients via hand for days. There's all kinds of super human effort to keep these creations together. Sure they look cool but what's the point? Shouldn't a cake just taste good?