Tom Hanks says his ideal 'last meal' would include the famous 'Tom Cruise cake'
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Tom Hanks has revealed his ideal last meal would include the famous ‘Tom Cruise cake’, which the Top Gun star sends to his celebrity pals at Christmas.
Every year, Cruise sends friends including Kirsten Dunst, Henry Cavill and Graham Norton a special bundt cake from Doan’s Bakery in Woodland Hills, California.
Hanks is also among the chosen few – and is so grateful for the tradition that the sweet treat has made it into his dream final meal.
The actor spoke about his favourite food in a recent episode of Mythical Kitchen’s YouTube series Last Meals, in which he talked viewers through what he’d most like to have for his last ever breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert – with a couple of sodas also thrown in for good measure.
The day of indulgence would feature: challah bread French toast with Cary’s sugar-free syrup; an In-N-Out Double-Double with a Diet Coke; Greek salad with avocado; calamari and a side of pita with taramasalata; and the Taste of History platter from El Cholo restaurant, with a diet Dr. Pepper.
For dessert, Hanks has opted for the famous White Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake from Doan’s, saying it is just 'so great'.
“You can only really have it once a year – which works out perfectly because I don’t order it. It arrives as a gift at Christmas," he said, adding: “Not everybody gets this white chocolate coconut bundt cake. This is a Christmas gift that we get every year from Tom Cruise.”
Speaking about the reaction from staff at Playtone, the film and television production company he founded with producer Gary Goetzman, Hanks continued: “Now what’s interesting is the folks down at the office, the Playtone world headquarters, starting about Thanksgiving, they start eyeing what mail has come in today.
“‘Are we getting what has essentially been called the 'Tom Cruise cake'?’ Because this is off-the-scale fantastic.”
He said people tend to start off by taking huge slices of the delicious cake, but as it starts to run out, everybody begins ‘slicing thinner and thinner slices’.
“It’s a mathematical proof that if you just keep cutting everything in half, you will never run out of Tom Cruise cake,” Hanks said.
“Because if you eat the last piece of Tom Cruise cake at Playtone, you’re gonna pay the piper. You’re gonna get a horrible work assignment or a pink notice.”
The cake has also become a firm favourite at Hanks’ home, too, saying Tom Cruise is simply a ‘legend’ for the annual gift.
If you don’t live near the California bakery, the cake is available online from Goldbelly, where it sells for $109.95 with free shopping.
"They start with a ring of moist, luxurious coconut bundt cake, mix in chunks of sweet white chocolate, layer on rich cream cheese frosting, and then dust it all over with toasted coconut flakes," the description says.
"The result is a delicious, pillowy cake good enough to derail the strictest Hollywood diets."
Topics: Celebrity, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise