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In the Eye of the Beholder

“It is completely inappropriate,” complains Sharon Green. “The cake is supposed to be for a 3-year-old girl.” The cake in question, ordered from Occasion Cakes in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, for her daughter’s christening, includes a pair of teddy bears as decoration. And the bears have a “crease” at their crotch that ...well... the 45-year-old mum found inappropriately similar to a girl’s genitalia. “The crease on its stomach is supposed to represent the seam where the bear is ‘sewn together’,” said a spokesman for the bakery, noting the same crease is included on both boy and girl teddy bears. Green has demanded a refund on the 60 pound (US$93.50) cake, but the bakery says that’s the way they have made the cake for 30 years, and no “no one has ever drawn such a bizarre, and, quite frankly, distasteful, connection.” They gave Green edible flowers to cover the crotch, but she says guests kept pulling them aside to “poke fun” at the figures. She still wants a refund. (RC/Bolton News) ...So what she is saying is, it was her own guests that were deflowering the bears.
Original Publication Date: 19 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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