Flour power: Hong Kong protest-themed cake disqualified from UK baking contest

Creator claims cake was victim of political censorship after attendees at Cake International show threatened to damage itA Hong Kong protest-themed cake has become the latest cause célèbre of the city’s five-month political crisis after it...

Flour power: Hong Kong protest-themed cake disqualified from UK baking contest

Creator claims cake was victim of political censorship after attendees at Cake International show threatened to damage it

A Hong Kong protest-themed cake has become the latest cause célèbre of the city’s five-month political crisis after it was disqualified from a cake decorating competition in the UK.

The three-tiered cake features a mini black-clad protester in a yellow hard hat, a large Guy Fawkes mask, tiny umbrellas and mini political slogans – all symbols of the ongoing protests. It even has a miniature black LP record playing the unofficial anthem of the protest, Glory to Hong Kong, and emits a vapour designed to look like tear gas.

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