The O-town Scene

October 14, 2010

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R.o.B.S. A. It’s hard to tell what’s true these days. Take a gander below, and guess if A. and B. are Real or B.S. (Answers at bottom of the page.) Couple gets really scary B. ‘sexually suggestive’ sweets Baker faces heat for Halloween surprise DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — A local baker is in trouble with the town fathers for what have been deemed “sexually suggestive” cupcakes. Tatiana Desmond, owner of Sweet Confections, was chastised at a recent meeting of the village council for providing refreshments to an official village function that some area residents found offensive. Council president Victor Taft opened Tuesday’s meeting with statements from area residents about the provoca- tive pastries, which some said resembled breasts. TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida couple thought they were buying a Halloween decoration at a yard sale, but it turns out they bought a real human skeleton. Judith and Mitchell Fletcher paid $8 for what they thought were a box of scary holi- day decorations at a yard sale in Brandon. When they got the box home, they real- ized they had bought real bones. They called the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives took the bones to the medical examiner, who determined they came from a professionally prepared human anatomical skeleton, normally used in medical courses. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez said detectives are contacting col- leges and universities that may be missing a skeleton. State law prohibits individuals from own- ing human skeletons, so the Fletchers won’t get the bones back. Want to be a contributing writer or photographer for The O-Town Scene? E-mail Cassandra at Addressing a larger-than-normal audience, council president Victor Taft read from a statement from a “concerned citizen” at the council’s meeting on Tues- day. “I was appalled at the so-called ‘refreshments’ pro- vided by the village at last weekend’s ‘Meet the Candi- dates’ luncheon,” Taft read. “Cup- cakes designed to look like portions of the female anatomy are neither amusing to me, nor appropriate for a gathering such as this one.” Another statement read: “Kudos to the vil- lage council for ‘treating’ us to the ‘eye candy’ served at the candidate lun- cheon. “Never seen cupcakes quite like that before.” Before the meeting, Taft said the council had been “inundated” with complaints about the confections. According to Taft, the council ordered the cupcakes from Desmond’s Ogden Avenue “I have been providing gourmet baked goods to the community of Downers Grove for five years, and am proud to say I have had 100 percent customer satisfaction during that time,” Desmond read. “To suggest that my cupcakes are erotic or suggestive is simply ridiculous.” The council did not take any formal action on the matter. Photographs of cupcakes that previously appeared on Desmond’s website, www., had been removed as of Tuesday. Oct. 14, 2010 O-Town Scene 21 shop sight-unseen. “We had heard she did nice work, and we want to support local businesses,” Taft explained. According to Taft, when the cupcakes ar- rived at the council’s Oct. 2 meet-and-greet event, no one was concerned about their appearance. “They looked pretty tasty, was my thinking,” Taft said. However, several people complained about the pastries during the event, saying that the large, smooth dollop of fondant icing topped with a small maraschino cherry resembled a bare breast. At Tuesday’s meeting, Desmond said she was “humiliated” by the accusations that her cupcakes were somehow inappro- priate. Desmond read from a prepared statement, at times becoming emotional and pausing to regain her compo- sure. A. Real. Yikes. B. Not real, but really funny. By Emily Popek.

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