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German baker adds levity, sweetness to COVID-19 fight

2020-05-19 Tag: bakery
A baker prepares toilet paper-shaped cakes at a bakery in Dortmund, Germany on March 31, 2020. [Photo/sipaphoto.com]

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has caused changes in people's lifestyle, as well as shopping preferences. Face masks and toilet paper are selling like hot cakes, as they say.

A local bakery in Dortmund, Germany has taken that metaphor literally, designing a series of confections themed after these in-demand items to add a touch of humor and sweetness during a worrisome time.

Toilet paper-shaped cakes and masked Pac-Man cookies are on the countertop, capturing people's attention and taste buds. According to the owner, the cakes are extremely popular. Over 1,000 are made in one day.