Businesses, Families Impacted By Coronavirus Baked “Toilet Paper Cakes” To Brighten Your Day

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The unexpected boost of free time during quarantining coupled with the phenomenon of panic-buying and toilet paper hoarding amid the novel coronavirus pandemic has birthed a hilarious and uplifting new trend: toilet paper cakes.

Profiled by Todd Starnes, New Orleans-based Haydel’s Bakery is selling homemade cakes “designed to look like one of the most prized possessions in this post-virus world.”

We have some toilet paper cakes in the bakery today! Swing on buy and grab a TP cake and your favorite bakery treats! To-go only. 😋

Posted by Haydel's Bakery on Thursday, 19 March 2020

“It’s just anytime something in the city happens, we’ve garnered the reputation for making light of bad situations,” co-owner David Haydel told the Times-Picayune. “We made a couple of them as a joke a couple of days ago and they sold immediately. Then 10 more were snapped up the next day.”

“Haydel’s Bakery has been through many trials and tribulations over the past 61 years. We survived Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina. We will survive this virus as well,” the bakery said in a Facebook post.

While businesses like Haydel’s have been hit with orders to serve their customers via takeout only, many home bakers have picked up on the trend as well.

We’ve stockpiled enough toilet paper that we’ve started eating it. 😂 Who wants to come take some away? #toiletpaper…

Posted by Jathnielle Hulls on Saturday, 21 March 2020

Some folks have even used them as birthday cakes to cheer up those who will miss out on birthday parties and gatherings due to social distancing recommendations.

With much heavier news surrounding us each day of the coronavirus crisis, we’ll take all the laughs we can get!

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