Anyone who has ever tried drawing a Disney character knows that Minnie and Mickey Mouse are notoriously hard to illustrate — but this new cake design really, really takes the, er, cake.
Originally commissioned for a young girl's birthday, this Minnie Mouse cake from a bakery in the United Arab Emirates first received some serious attention on Twitter in September. But this month, a savvy Reddit user noticed the original post and decided to translate it from Arabic into English. He then reposted the cake's inspiration photo ... as well as the final result online.
"I saw that it was posted in Arabic on Twitter, and it was pretty funny, so I just wanted to share it with a wider audience!" Reddit user Ehsan, who asked that we use his Reddit name only, told TODAY Food.
The original customer who bought the cake was disappointed, naturally, Ehsan added. But they were eventually able to return the cake for a full refund.
TODAY Food got in touch with the original customer, Twitter user @inoorwnz. "The cake was for my sister for her birthday," he said. "In the beginning, it was a horrible shock for us, but after I posted the picture in Twitter, I was laughing because of people's reactions."
Eshan says that many bakeries in the Middle East are smaller businesses, not fully equipped to deal with more complex orders, so the mistake wasn't that unusual.
And of course, one user brought up the intellectual property issues of the cake ("The papers are being drawn up as we speak.")
Though in this case, lawyers might actually have a hard time proving any resemblance to the real Minnie Mouse.