This $15 Cake ‘Shield’ Helps You Blow Out Birthday Candles

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You might think birthdays have been changed for the foreseeable future—you can’t have big parties right now, or even blow out candles on a cake you plan to share with anyone outside those you live with. But now there’s a solution, at least to the latter problem. William Kay, DMD, a dentist, has created what he calls the Top It Cake Shield. It’s made from Food and Drug Administration-approved recycled polystyrene, and allows the candles to be placed on top of the box to be blown out, all while keeping the cake free of any germs from the birthday celebrant. It comes in three different sizes, and each comes in sides that overlay and snap together, sealing the cake inside without ruining it. It’s important to note that the CDC says that “foodborne exposure to the virus is not known to be a route of transmission” so attending a party with other humans might be more dangerous than actually eating the cake if proper precautions are not taken.

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