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Germany: Erfurt bakery churns out coronavirus cupcakes03:21

Germany: Erfurt bakery churns out coronavirus cupcakes

Germany, Erfurt
April 06, 2020 at 14:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

If you can't beat the virus, eat it! That's the idea behind the new creation of Roth's bakery in Erfurt, Thuringia.

"We made the corona cupcakes so our customers can eat it. We dared to make a little sweet joke in order to cope easier with the situation in a sweet way," explained Thorsten Roth, owner of the bakery and father of the invention.

As seen on Monday, his coronavirus-themed delicacies became popular. Roth started out on Thursday baking only 20 coronavirus cupcakes, but they quickly sold out. Now he's working around the clock to meet the demand.

"The taste is very sweet because of the marzipan, and the nougat is really tempting. You want to try more," said Tatiana, a local customer.

The sweet little joke is also a strategy to overcome the crisis.

"As we are still waiting for financial aid - I have employees who have families and who need their salary - we came up with this to cover our expenses," explains Roth.

The sweets include also anti-viruses with a face mask, disinfection tubes, little toilet paper rolls and a "quarantine sheep."

In Thuringia, more than 1,188 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 died, according to local sources, using figures compiled from the Robert Koch Institute.

Germany: Erfurt bakery churns out coronavirus cupcakes03:21
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If you can't beat the virus, eat it! That's the idea behind the new creation of Roth's bakery in Erfurt, Thuringia.

"We made the corona cupcakes so our customers can eat it. We dared to make a little sweet joke in order to cope easier with the situation in a sweet way," explained Thorsten Roth, owner of the bakery and father of the invention.

As seen on Monday, his coronavirus-themed delicacies became popular. Roth started out on Thursday baking only 20 coronavirus cupcakes, but they quickly sold out. Now he's working around the clock to meet the demand.

"The taste is very sweet because of the marzipan, and the nougat is really tempting. You want to try more," said Tatiana, a local customer.

The sweet little joke is also a strategy to overcome the crisis.

"As we are still waiting for financial aid - I have employees who have families and who need their salary - we came up with this to cover our expenses," explains Roth.

The sweets include also anti-viruses with a face mask, disinfection tubes, little toilet paper rolls and a "quarantine sheep."

In Thuringia, more than 1,188 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 died, according to local sources, using figures compiled from the Robert Koch Institute.

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