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The most inappropriate 1916-themed cake has been spotted in Dublin

The execution of 1916 leader James Connolly… in cake form.

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GIVEN THAT THE centenary of the 1916 Rising is upon us, people across the country have been paying tribute to the event in their own way – with some seriously adorable results.

So a group of Irish bakers have come together to commemorate people and scenes from the Rising in delicious edible form and put them on display in Decobake in Dublin city centre.

One piece in particular is turning heads, though:

The execution of 1916 leader James Connolly in cake form

The execution of James Connolly.. In Cake Form #1916 #decobake

A photo posted by @derekdoom on

Of course, Connolly was so badly injured from fighting that he had to be propped up on a chair to be shot

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When somebody spotted it and tweeted an image, it got a decidedly mixed reaction

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A step too far?

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Others thought it was just part of the pattern of less tasteful commemorations in general

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There were cake puns, too

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Whilst others thought that Connolly fought for the freedom to bake any cake you want

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So now.

The first 1916 cake controversy is upon us.

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