Mona Lisa caked

May 30 2022

Video: YouTube

Someone threw a cake at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Some sort of protest. She's behind bulletproof glass, so the cake came off worse. More here.

Update - I was on BBC News about this, though I can't link to it, because they don't archive news anymore. I'm afraid I only thought afterwards of saying she had been 'ambushed by cake'. One of the questions was what cake might the perpetrator have used, which of course I didn't know, but it gave me an opportunity to show off my knowledge of La Biscuit Joconde, a type of thin sponge made of almonds. It seems to have no connection to Leonardo, or Mona Lisa, but is thus called because French pastry chefs rate it so highly. I'd never heard of it before, but one of our Ukrainian guests made one on Sunday.

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