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Mexican Pastry chef's coronavirus cake goes viral02:15

Mexican Pastry chef's coronavirus cake goes viral

Mexico, San Francisco de Campeche
March 30, 2020 at 10:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

When Thania Cardena was asked by a client to bake a coronavirus cake, she didn't expect the commotion it was going to cause.

"I've baked like 25 coronavirus cakes already since March 18", said the pastry chef from San Francisco de Campeche on Sunday.

The "virus cake" went viral, hit the news and now different bakeries across Mexico are reproducing Thania's creation for those who are celebrating their birthday amid the pandemic.

The cake features references to hand sanitiser, toilet paper due to panic buying, and the characteristic spikes of coronavirus, with an added angry face for good measure.

Mexico has so far 993 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 20 fatalities.

Mexican Pastry chef's coronavirus cake goes viral02:15
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When Thania Cardena was asked by a client to bake a coronavirus cake, she didn't expect the commotion it was going to cause.

"I've baked like 25 coronavirus cakes already since March 18", said the pastry chef from San Francisco de Campeche on Sunday.

The "virus cake" went viral, hit the news and now different bakeries across Mexico are reproducing Thania's creation for those who are celebrating their birthday amid the pandemic.

The cake features references to hand sanitiser, toilet paper due to panic buying, and the characteristic spikes of coronavirus, with an added angry face for good measure.

Mexico has so far 993 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 20 fatalities.

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