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Let them eat Lenin!

Lenin cake
A team of chefs baked a larger-than-life cake replica of the legendary Communist leader  
March 31, 1998
Web posted at: 4:25 p.m. EST (2125 GMT)

MOSCOW (CNN) -- A raised knife plunges into the chest of Vladimir Lenin moves upward through his neck and into his cheek. Sound gory? Actually, it was a piece of cake.

That is, a cake made to look like Lenin, the Russian revolutionary who died in 1924.

His embalmed body lies in a Moscow museum. As for the cake, it's long gone -- gobbled up by hungry Russians before you could say "Bolshevik."

Slice of head
The cake was over 2 meters in length and the cream decorations alone weighed over 50 kilograms  

A team of chefs cooked up the multi-layered Communist-inspired creation, which measured more than 2 meters (6 feet) long and weighed over 50 kilograms (110 pounds).

The idea came from Moscow artists Yuri Shavelnikov and Yuri Fesenko.

The cake, they said, represents the transformation that has taken place in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.

It seems Russians can have their Lenin and eat him, too.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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