Sexual Deviants, A Missing Ear, And The Mob: Confessions Of An Erotic Cake Baker

I used to go to a bakery over here in Queens… I would get my espresso and there was this guy who ran the bakery, so I made friends with him. His nickname was Papi Chulo and I would always look at his cakes and go, “What the hell is going on?”

He had seven penis cakes and vagina cakes out every week. He was like, “Oh, I live with some guy and he gives me these orders.” He was doing these cakes real cheap.

Time goes by and then the guy gets divorced from his wife and needs somewhere to live, so I suggested my basement. Anyway, I see his business is fine, but I want to make sure I got rent from him, so I built him a website to make sure I would get my $800 a month. So, I made this erotic-baking website — trust me, …

‘Great American Baking Show’ Undercooks Sexual Harassment Questions in Q&A With Winner

In a Thursday Facebook Live session, the winner of ABC’s “The Great America Baking Show,” Vallery Lomas, directly addressed sexual misconduct accusations against one of the show’s judges that derailed the cooking competition’s third season.

But during the audience Q&A, a network publicist who moderated the session seemed to skip viewer comments and questions about the accusations, sticking only to questions related to cooking.

“I thought maybe I hadn’t connected with people because no one was asking about it,” Lomas later told TheWrap. “And then I heard afterward that people were commenting and asking questions about it.”

On Dec. 13, ABC pulled the show’s third season from its schedule after only one episode had aired, following the publication of a Mic article in which four former employees accused star judge Johnny Iuzzini of groping and other nonconsensual contact.

Instead of airing the remaining episodes, the network revealed Lomas as …

Bake Your Thesis brings together sweets and scholarship

Canada’s immigrant communities rendered in fondant on a cake; the experience of trauma depicted as a cinnamon bun: these are some of the confections that were part of the first Bake Your Thesis competition at Memorial University, where participants said the process of turning their research into an edible confection was a great new way to look at their work – as well as a welcome break from it.

Kelly Piercey is pursuing a master’s in social work and works with young people. “The first time a young person disclosed to me sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, I felt very unprepared,” Ms. Piercey said. She worked her way through it, but imagined others had felt similarly; her research now involves developing a training module on how to respond to disclosures from young people about sexual abuse and exploitation.

Ms. Piercey represented that via a cinnamon bun. “A cinnamon bun …