Customers were gobsmacked after a blundering cake-maker put a giant monkey-shaped treat in his shop window – which appeared to show it holding its PENIS.
The realistic 5ft-high (1.5m) model shows the animal gripping an eight-inch long banana in it’s lap while grinning.
Bungling baker Jonathan Cockerill says he was unaware of the suggestive nature of his cake which he was forced to change at the last minute after it initially broke.
He said: “We always put something a bit different in our window and I just thought a chimp scratching her head would be quite fun.
“But overnight the arm moved so I just sat it in her lap holding a banana, because you can’t have a chimp without a banana, can you?”
“We spend all day inside the shop so we honestly didn’t realise until an elderly lady came in and said ‘Do you realise what you’ve done?’
“I said no, and then when I went and had a look I suddenly realised what a blunder I’d made.
“Thankfully she had a good laugh about it, and people seem to have been pretty good humoured about it.
“There were loads of people taking pictures and telling us how funny it was, but until the lady came in I just thought they liked chimps.
“We even made it a girl called Danielle, because the way she’s sat if it was a bloke it would be quite exposed.
“I think Danielle’s a bit besmirched about it.”
Jonathan, 55 from Hall Green, Birmingham, spent six hours building the chimp using 40kgs of coloured sugar paste, covering a polystyrene base.
The cheeky monkey has received a mixed reaction from customers who spotted it in the window of Jonathan’s The Cake Artists bakery, in Solihull, West Mids.
Caroline Rowley, 38, a self-employed engineer from Coventry, said: “I think the cake’s amazing, but I couldn’t help but notice that banana.
“When I first saw it I thought ‘That’s a bit suggestive’. Why isn’t he eating it? It’s quite funny though, I’ve got to admit.”
Linda Lenagh, 68, a retired photography business owner from Coventry, said: “When I first saw it I didn’t actually think it was a cake.
“It’s amazing, it’s more like a piece of art and the proportions are incredible.
“But that banana, you can’t ignore it can you? I can’t believe that’s an accident.”
But retired primary teacher Audrey Owens, 65, from Shirley, West Mids., said: “It is quite unneccessary and disgusting.
“Whether by mistake or design, to have what clearly appears to be a primate pleasuring itself in a shop window is neither funny or appropriate.
“I would certainly like to see the cake either completely modified, or ideally, destroyed.”