It's moved pundits to snark and barbers to weep and at least one fly to explore within. And now it's moved chef Nicholle Alumbaugh to bake. What is this diversely irresistible force? Donald Trump's hair, of course.
Alumbaugh, owner of Homage Bakery, is offering Pucker Up Trump, one of four pies that pokes fun at U.S. presidential candidates. The $32 pies can be ordered from 775-323-8952 and picked up July 1-3 at the bakery, 519 Ralston St.
How it's made
The Trump confection (I'm talking about the pie, not the coif) is a lemon meringue beauty whose swoops and swirls of meringue topping are meant to pay (back-handed) homage to the curvilinear exuberance of the Trump tresses.
There are even stiff, fringed sections of pastry crust that resembles a shellacked combover or hairpiece upended by a mischievous gust of wind.
If the slice fits
For Hillary Clinton, there's Hillary's Cherry Pie, a tart Montmorency cherry version with a lattice crust. Here, I'm thinking the snark is the fact the pie has a sharp edge beneath its surface appeal.
Bernie Sanders comes in for a Blue Bernie, a blueberry cornmeal pie (cornmeal makes me think of cornpone and that makes me think of Mike Huckabee).
The final pie, a peanut butter pie, is dubbed the Nut Job, and as far as presidential politics go this season, well, say no more. If the slice fits . . .