Flake news: what is a sausage roll cake, and why does it exist?

The birthday ‘cake’ given to New Zealand MP Chris Hipkins raised many questions. We attempt to answer them

What am I looking at? Is that a cake in the shape of a sausage roll, or a sausage roll in the shape of a cake?

Would either one of those answers be OK? The so-called sausage roll cake is exactly what it looks like: enormous slabs of sausage meat nestled between thick layers of pastry. In the shape of a cake.

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