A new cake trend is spreading across the country: the “bunnycake” and the “tiramate cake.”
While it’s the latest craze in the “cake wars,” a similar “cake wars” phenomenon began more than a decade ago, and it’s still going strong.
It’s not uncommon to see a “cake war” in a small town or a rural area.
But it’s becoming increasingly common across Canada.
“Bunnycake,” or “tiruamisu,” refers to a cake with a tiny bunny on top.
It’s usually served at the end of the year, as a holiday treat, or even to celebrate birthdays or weddings.
In some cases, the bunny is even wrapped in a festive paper bag.
In a way, the trend is just another holiday tradition, and sometimes people want to keep it that way.
“It’s kind of the ultimate cookie war,” said Katie Koehler, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa.
“It’s just kind of a tradition.”
But Koehl thinks it’s time for the trend to end.
“I think people are getting bored with it,” she said.
Koehl believes the trend has “very negative connotations” for those who might otherwise enjoy a cake.
“There’s a bit of a culture of not having fun with it, of not being able to have a cake,” she added.
And some people may not enjoy it as much, or at all, if it’s not served to their loved ones.
“I think the bigger issue is the lack of diversity,” Koehn said.
“People are trying to get away from the tradition of a birthday cake.”
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