however, as happy as i am that pie has ultimately triumphed (though i love me some cake, don't get me wrong), i am kind of irked at specifically which pie it was that won. cheesecake? really? yes, cheesecake is definitely pie rather than cake, but it's also somewhere in the middle ground. if i were in charge of this cake vs. pie bracket i'd have pie win, to be sure, but it would be a flaky pastry, fruit filling, masterpiece of a pie.