For as long as BBC radio's Test Match Special has been on the air, their presenters have sent in cakes from all over the world—but none like the one that arrived to them on Day 5 at The Oval.
TMS has always had a close connection with its audience, their chatter about the day's play at the cricket often interspersed with talk of passing buses, events of the day and, predictably, food.
And listeners have responded by sending cakes to keep the team going.
But this latest arrival has spread like wildfire across the Twittersphere.
It depicts (in, honestly, really rather impressive detail) a lion, representing the England cricket team, and a kangaroo, representing Australia. Without going into too much detail, we can say that the lion is firmly on top of the kangaroo.
It is a reflection, in baking and icing, of England having eased into an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 2013 Ashes.
Australian broadcaster Jim Maxwell was first to comment, via Twitter:
We've got the message thanks. Stuffed again pic.twitter.com/OhzSN8s3NZ— jim maxwell (@jimmaxcricket) August 25, 2013
"What a cake.....!!!" was all that TMS anchor Jonathan Agnew could tweet.
It only remains to be seen whether the TMS team can bring themselves to cut it up and have a piece of it. Given the trouble that its maker—apparently a Natalie Francis—has gone to, it seems something of a shame to slice it.
Then again, if it tastes as good as it looks...
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