Let them eat Lenin!
March 31, 1998
A team of chefs baked a larger-than-life cake replica
of the legendary Communist leader
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MOSCOW (CNN) -- A raised knife plunges into the chest of
Vladimir Lenin moves upward through his neck and into his
cheek. Sound gory? Actually, it was a piece of cake.
That is, a cake made to look like Lenin, the Russian
revolutionary who died in 1924.
His embalmed body lies in a Moscow museum. As for the cake,
it's long gone -- gobbled up by hungry Russians before you
could say "Bolshevik."
The cake was over 2 meters in length and the cream
decorations alone weighed over 50 kilograms
A team of chefs cooked up the multi-layered
Communist-inspired creation, which measured more than 2
meters (6 feet) long and weighed over 50 kilograms (110
The idea came from Moscow artists Yuri Shavelnikov and Yuri
The cake, they said, represents the transformation that has
taken place in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.
It seems Russians can have their Lenin and eat him, too.
Reuters contributed to this report.