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I recently unlocked this hat:

enter image description here

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 '15 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. – Addison Crump Dec 14 '15 at 21:45
  • nice question.......+1 – Bhaskara-III Jan 1 '16 at 15:36
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can I eat it?

Yes!

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 '15 at 21:38
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It's very probably a cake, since sufganiyot refers to this Jewish Hanukkah speciality mentioned here, which is kinda jelly filled cake/doughnut:

enter image description here

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!).

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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 – Bhaskara-III Jan 1 '16 at 15:23
  • 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! – Bhaskara-III Jan 1 '16 at 15:40
  • This is the best pictorial explanation for Sufganiyot as CAKE vs HAT – Bhaskara-III Jan 1 '16 at 16:14
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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 '15 at 1:11
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    @mmyers "...mind under it." – Adam Davis 'ze-zir-zem' Dec 15 '15 at 2:24
  • Nice diplomatic answer...........+1 – Bhaskara-III Jan 1 '16 at 17:27
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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.

sufganiyot

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