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I do not live in an area that celebrates Mardi Gras, but for some reason my supermarket had a few of these on sale the other day.
It looked like a bunch of cinnamon rolls smushed together with glow-in-the-dark lard frosting and some unidentifiable plastic things stuck on top. Shocked
I looked it up today on the Internet. Apparently it's some ill-tasting pastry with a plastic baby Jesus baked inside. It's your Lord and Savior and cake, all in one!
Many things come to mind.
A. How do you bake plastic inside a pastry? Is it a magic plastic?
B. Why baby Jesus? It's the time of year observing his death and resurrection, not his birth. Or would it be too creepy to have a adult bearded hippy god peeping out of your dessert? Creepier than an infant in a diaper?
C. Why do this at all?
D. Wouldn't the son of god prefer being baked into a tastier dish than this one?
E. Does the use of neon frosting give Jesus extra special honor?