Friday, October 14, 2005

Candy for the Cannibalistic Set?

I forwarded to MamaJR an e-mail someone had sent me which contained photos of tiny little babies...supposedly made of marzipan. (Marzipan is almond paste, a sweet paste made of ground almonds and sugar, often with egg whites or yolks, used as a layer in cakes or molded into ornamental shapes [yeah, usually fruits...like oranges and lemons and such...NOT babies!].)

Here's the conversation that ensued:

MamaJR: WOW!

Elena: Now you can really nibble on little baby feet.... {And I had just been nibbling on little Baby E-beth's fingers and toes Saturday...just kisses, though!}

MamaJR: Funny... I wouldn't want to eat them!

Elena: I know...but they're MARZIPAN.....which means you could eat them......which sounds CREEPY to me.

To which MamaJR replies that she just wants to put one in a glass case and put it on her TV cabinet...to the mixed horror and delight of her guests, I'm sure. Can't you just see the quizzical stares and the one-raised-eyebrow looks?

See, I'm remembering a certain Austin Powers character with a penchant for child flesh and his cry of glee when seeing Mini Me: "It's a baby! I wanna eat the baby! Come on, little baby! Git in mah belleh!!"


Update: Yep, it's another "urban legends" type thing...check out the explanation at Snopes.com.

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