A distinctly phallic-shaped baking mold is causing Play-Doh performance anxiety. Many parents were thrilled to give the company's Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset to their kids this holiday season. But, when the toy's different components came out of the box, parents realized that the piece used to pipe icing on the cake bears an overwhelming resemblance to a penis.
Disappointed parents took to the brand's social media pages to voice their concerns about the product. Some made up their own clever names for the frosting device, such as the "dil-doh." One mother even blamed the Cake Mountain playset for ruining her daughter's Christmas. Play-Doh added even more fuel to the phallic fire when it started deleting the angry comments.
Another Twitter user made the point that, "People are harassing @PlayDoh because a part looks like a penis. So should we ban the Washington Monument because it too resembles a penis?" Touché, @RosinaPhoto.
Play-Doh's frosting extruder isn't the only children's toy that's made adults balk. We found seven other toys that blatantly add double meaning to the term 'plaything.'