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Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 04:21 PM Apr 2015

Baker slammed for making 'distasteful' cake showing planes smashing into the Twin Towers


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An owner of a patisserie in Vienna has shown his dissatisfaction with the Austrian governing coalition by creating a sugary sculpture representing the 9/11 terror attacks, infuriating Austrians.

Thomas Kienbauer, the owner of the Alexander patisserie in Vienna, created an unusual cake that depicts the New York twin towers in the colors of the Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), two parties in the current governing coalition in Austria.

The planes flying into them represent the opposition: the Greens and the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ). Another plane atop one of the towers, representing the one that crashed into the Pentagon, embodies Austrian liberals.

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Baker slammed for making 'distasteful' cake showing planes smashing into the Twin Towers (Original Post) Liberal_in_LA Apr 2015 OP
The question is: Does it have chocolate, -- or not?! immoderate Apr 2015 #1
so you would eat that? Liberal_in_LA Apr 2015 #3
I doubt its appearance has much to do with its flavor jberryhill Apr 2015 #4
it represents death and destruction and sorrow. extremely poor taste Liberal_in_LA Apr 2015 #7
Sliced, on a plate, it gets judged like a piece of cake. immoderate Apr 2015 #8
He got it right though Politicalboi Apr 2015 #2
A multi-ton projectile traveling at over 400 mph ... 11 Bravo Apr 2015 #11
What if my rake's not rusty?! EX500rider Apr 2015 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Apr 2015 #5
I think the cakes are awful, frogmarch Apr 2015 #6
I have an old friend who is a pastry chef. closeupready Apr 2015 #9
Reminds me of the BP oil spill cake: Feron Apr 2015 #10
wow..I had not seen that one. dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #12
There's a place for this cake. xfundy Apr 2015 #14
 

immoderate

(20,885 posts)
8. Sliced, on a plate, it gets judged like a piece of cake.
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 04:45 PM
Apr 2015

As a sculpture, it's not so great, and as a political statement it makes no sense to me.

Ultimately, the proof of the pudding...

--imm

 

Politicalboi

(15,189 posts)
2. He got it right though
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 04:28 PM
Apr 2015

The planes should have been sticking out of the buildings and with more ground debris instead of sinking into them like a hot knife to butter. No ground debris from planes at impact zone in either of the towers.

11 Bravo

(23,926 posts)
11. A multi-ton projectile traveling at over 400 mph ...
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 04:49 PM
Apr 2015

will not punch part of the way through six inches or so of masonry, and then remain intact and hanging out of the side of a structure.
Fuck me with a rusty rake, sometimes this place makes my head hurt!

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closeupready

(29,503 posts)
9. I have an old friend who is a pastry chef.
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 04:46 PM
Apr 2015

He has a very successful shop. I'm tempted to share this with him on FB, and see what he thinks.

Personally, it doesn't really bother me. Iconoclastic speech is a timeworn and effective method of protest, and he succeeded, IMO. As far as I know, nobody got hurt, right? YMMV.

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