from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cake baked on a griddle and eaten on Shrove Tuesday in parts of Scotland.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If you don't know what a carcake is which you probably don't, because as far as I know I invented the term, it's a great big loaf of snow that sits atop a motor vehicle after a snowstorm which the driver was either unable or unwilling to clear.
Here's a good example of a classic carcake, which I spotted on my commute this morning:
The other reason I commuted by bicycle was because this may be my last chance this winter to engage in one of my favorite hobbies, which is "carcake spotting."
Once the car gets up to speed, it should be fun to watch it the carcake fly off the roof spectacularly and land squarely on the car or cyclist following it.
Looks like you've accidentally captured a cyclist runnin' the light in your first carcake photo!
However, when you're a carcake-spotter and you see a formation like this you can't resist sharing it with the world:
4 In which US state was this massive carcake spotted?