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Former German minister gets cake in face

BERLIN (AP) – Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is brushing aside a cake-in-the-face attack, saying in a Facebook posting that at least he didn’t go hungry at an event in Berlin.

Guttenberg, who was a one-time star in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, resigned last March after it emerged he copied large parts of his doctoral thesis without attribution.

At an event in Berlin on Thursday night two activists pushed a Black Forest cherry cake into his face and the video since posted on the Internet shows a slightly shocked Guttenberg wiping the desert away and then licking his fingers.

On his Facebook fan page Friday, Guttenberg said he’d been hungry at the event and loved the cake, adding that “next time, I’d like a cheesecake, please.”

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