Weird News


April 21, 2016

Baking brand Stork has re-imagined Britain's Queen Elizabeth's cake for her 90th birthday.

They've turned the popular caterpillar-shaped cake into a Candy the Corgi in honour of Her Majesty, who will reach the milestone today, and her much-loved dogs by teaming up with Great British Bake-Off star Edd Kimber to encompass ingredients the Queen is rumoured to love. A unique candy face based on Candy herself, topped with a crown, finishes off the playful bake - an essential touch as every Brit knows this is saved for the birthday girl. Cake-making pro Ed explained: "I love a caterpillar cake as much as the next Brit and so jumped at the chance of re-imagining the birthday classic for the Queen's special day. The flavours in the fluffy sponge, from the honey through to the whipped cream, are all delicious, quintessentially British ingredients, and the design is uniquely personal. It's the perfect way to say a happy birthday to Her Majesty." And Stork's brand manager, Pedro Costa, commented: "As Her Majesty is turning 90 this year, we were keen to not fall into that trap and create something unique to celebrate the Queen. Thanks to the combination of ingredients that Her Majesty is rumoured to love, and the personal twist on the classic caterpillar cake design - we think Candy is a yappy success that people can create at home, too!"

A burglar made a pricey mistake after tripping over a paint bucket and leaving a trail of footprints behind.

Andrew Mark Connor, 27, knocked over a tin of white paint while attempting to rob a shop in Easington Colliery in County Durham. He was arrested minutes later as police officers followed his accidental trail all the way to his home in Vincent Street, according to various tabloid reports. As a result, Connor has to pay €100 in compensation and he was given a 12- month community order by Peterlee Magistrates' Court..

Gig tickets are being sold cheaper than bands' vinyl was bought for on Record Store Day.

Research carried out by ticketing outlet StubHub has found that bands such as Iron Maiden's record, Empire of Clouds, on eBay for €75 with a ticket to their concert available for just €59. Most astonishingly, British rockers Muse's, LP Reapers is being resold at €100, while a ticket to see them live is more than half the price at €37.76. Check it out for yourself at