Sugar Blues

Woman Goes Nuts At Baker
For Running Out of Cupcakes

It turns out that one of the worst eating addictions of Americans has also a hold on people across the pond (and we say this looking anxiously over our shoulders; unlike women issues or politics, this is bound to attract a lot of passionate reader comments).
Those flavorful flour cakes are loaded with so much sugar and fat that nutritionists have been trying for years to ban them from school bake sales across the U.S., to no avail. Some can literally lose it, if they can’t buy them whenever their cravings hit the fan.
When a Cardiff, Wales, woman was told her favorite Sweet Tooth fairy cakes were sold out, she went fairly berserk to the point that her fury and rage cost the bakery about $640 in damages. When she was done, there were melting pieces of flour dripping from the ceiling, and dozens of trays of the variety the loony customer didn’t like dumped all over counters and floors of the fine establishment.
So much so that when the owner was done getting rid of sticky creme from the bottom of his shoes, she decided to reward with some $340, or 100 cupcakes, anyone with information about the fruitcake who put up the show in front of her own two young sons.
The incident is certainly not unique In the almost 300 years of history of what used to be called “number cakes.” From food fights to mortal duels to sorrowful diabetes-laced demises, cupcakes may have been at the origin of many a diplomatic and not so conflicts between rival chefs, for example, or quarreling nations.
About the deranged housewife of Wales, there’s no word on whether she was, well, overweight. But in an ideal world, one should be able to bet a pound of icing that she has, unwittingly, taught an unforgettable lesson to her stunned, sweet-withdrawn symptom ridden kids: they’d better learn to eat and appreciate any kind of cupcakes, just in case.
Or not to shop in one single bakery all their lives. Or start measuring sugar levels in their blood, every time they have more than a bite of sweetest fattenings. Or something like that.
What do you mean that’s the wrong lesson? Who are you, a nut-ritionist?

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