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This Finnish baker is selling novelty toilet paper roll cakes

Can’t find toilet paper? How about a cake?

A baker forms round marble cakes wrapped in fondant that look like toilet paper rolls, as a funny comment to the toilet paper frenzy due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The special cake became a local bestseller at the bakery. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A baker forms round marble cakes wrapped in fondant that look like toilet paper rolls, as a funny comment to the toilet paper frenzy due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The special cake became a local bestseller at the bakery. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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A bakery in Finland is selling novelty toilet paper roll cakes, saving the business from falling under amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reports.

What’s happening:

  • The staff at Ronttosrouva bakery noticed that all orders were canceled in March just as people began hoarding toilet paper due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • So the bakery decided to create a cake that looked like the rolls.
  • The ingredients? Oat batter, passion fruit mousse and white fondant as icing.
  • According to Reuters, the first five cakes sold within one hour. There are now hundreds of orders.

In the United States ...

  • A bakery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has created “quarantine cakes” that are shaped like toilet paper, too, according to NBC DFW. Tareka Lofton and her team started baking the cakes to help save her business, saying that the unique cakes inspired people to buy from the bakery again.
  • A woman named Kate from Sydney, Australia, went viral for baking coronavirus cakes, too. As BuzzFeed News reports, Kate couldn’t sleep one night and decided to make a cake. She decided to channel her fears over the coronavirus pandemic into crafting toilet paper cakes.