I recently unlocked this hat:

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From the Winter Bash 2015, and I was wondering, because at first I thought it was a cake, and as not all of the things you can get are actually hats, I am wondering if this is actually meant to be a hat or a cake because I asked around and most think it's a cake, but nobody seems really too sure about that one so I would like some clarification. So, is it a hat, or a cake?

In other words, can I eat it? ;D

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    It's a cat. And yes you can eat it.
    – Jason C
    Dec 14, 2015 at 21:44
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    In England, there is a "biscuit" (cookie) known as a jammie dodger that looks oddly like this, which was my original interpretation. It is named sufganiyot, and so @πάνταῥεῖ's answer seems most appropriate. Dec 14, 2015 at 21:45
  • nice question.......+1 Jan 1, 2016 at 15:36

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can I eat it?


YiJiang eating the cake

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    I was going to answer until I saw this. Clearly you can have your cake and eat it too.
    – Travis J
    Dec 14, 2015 at 21:38

It's very probably a cake, since sufganiyot refers to this Jewish Hanukkah speciality mentioned here, which is kinda jelly filled cake/doughnut:

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And also you can wear it as a hat now here. That's amazing, isn't it?

Well, regarding your question if you "can eat it", the answer is simply no, unless someone finds a way you can physically consume internet pictures as food (that would be a really great thing, solving all of the starvation problems we have nowadays, Nobel prize worthy of course!).


It seems to depend on your tastes.

Some eat hats and others wear cakes.
Mike Pierce eats a hat Harish Chandra Rajpoot wear a cake

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    Very nice pictorial explanation...............+1 @Surb Jan 1, 2016 at 15:23
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    Really, one can get confused. Earlier when I saw message it was 'you earned Sufganiyot on Mathematics!' I too got confused whether this was for eating as a cake or for wearing as a hat. You really clarified it. Thanks for your great answer! Jan 1, 2016 at 15:40
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    This is the best pictorial explanation for Sufganiyot as CAKE vs HAT Jan 1, 2016 at 16:14

It's either a hat cake, or a cake hat, and going from google image search on either terms, unfortunately, doesn't clarify.

Regardless, the answer to "Is it a hat or a cake?" is YES.

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    Anything can be a hat if you put your mind to it.
    – mmyers
    Dec 15, 2015 at 1:11
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    @mmyers "...mind under it."
    – Pollyanna
    Dec 15, 2015 at 2:24
  • Nice diplomatic answer...........+1 Jan 1, 2016 at 17:27

It's a sort of jelly doughnut, and yes you can eat this bundle of fatty sugary goodness. But be quick; Chanukah, the holiday with which they're associated, has already ended in several timezones.


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