This Is Not An Engine, It's A Cake

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If you're a true gearhead, at some point you've been looking at a beautifully built engine, when a sudden pang of disappointment hits you. "Why can't I eat that?" you think, shedding a solitary tear. Well friends, your world just got a lot brighter, thanks to this. No, that's not an LS1 engine — it's a cake.

You can thank Wendy Collinsworth, a baker hired by Sarah Karger to make a groom's cake for her wedding. Sarah and her husband own a Fox-bodied Mustang with an LS1 in it, and— well, let's just let her tell it:

The reason behind the cake is my husband and I have a fox body Mustang with a 6 liter turbocharged lsx motor. It is an iron block lq9 with a Borg Warner S400 T6 turbo. It has a/c, heat, radio etc (i.e. a real street car) that runs 5.80's on 275 radials. We built the car from a roller and even built the turbo kit ourselves.


The baker did a very respectable job on getting the cake to resemble the engine. The heads look like they're removable and sit on wooden studs, there's nice red spark plug wires (are those Twizzlers?), a tasty looking intake manifold, edible pulleys— all you'd want out of an edible engine.

My only hope is that the lower quarter is filled with viscous, black liquid chocolate or something, so you can have an exciting oil leak when the cake is cut into.

(thanks to James!)

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Since everyone seems hung up on the whole "Chevy in a Ford" deal, I'll try to clear things up.

The Fox Body Mustang (1979-1993) was the lightest mass produced, live axle, V8 equipped car available in this country ever. For such a small car, the Fox has a humongous engine bay, nearly any V8 can be installed with little or no modification. It's four-link rear suspension is also particularly well suited for dragstrip use, stock "configuration" suspended Foxes have run deep into the sevens with only bolt-in replacement parts.

Ford hasn't built a performance oriented pushrod V8 since 1995, the Ford "Mod Motor" is an externally large, internally small, engine that is notoriously difficult to work on or disassemble/ reassemble. Since 1995 GM has produced millions of modern and refined pushrod LS engines. All of them with aluminum heads, the lowliest 5.3 junk yard truck motor can withstand 1000+ HP of boost. []

So whats a hard core Fox Body enthusiast to do? Spend a ton of money to update a decades old windsor/cleveland Ford small block, or go the junkyard and buy an old LS truck engine?