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
The brand finally posted a message
acknowledging the "feedback about the extruder tool." The company is currently working to update the frosting device to look more birthday cake than birthday suit.
A few Play-Doh fans managed to have a sense of humor about the whole situation. "I salute the designers who somehow managed to get this Play-Doh icing maker past their bosses," @saladinahmed tweeted
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.'