“Female gender mooches around the coloured goods and booths with cookies. Relentless time has left a stamp on these cakes. They are covered with sweet rust and black mold. Buy these cakes, but, please, keep them away from your mouth; if not, you will be in trouble. The same can be said about dried pears and caramel. Pitiful doughnuts are covered with strange matting, there are also ones covered with earth dust. They seem to be dirt cheap for women. The belly is not a mirror.”
The Fair by Anton Chekhov
In other words, one could say that the stomach does not look in the mirror.
Today we rather do not have problems with keeping a good standard of hygiene. We eat food with artificial flavouring, dyes and preservatives. A mirror reflects our face, not belly.
Maybe you could cook your own cakes.
300 g flour200 g butter
100 g icing sugar
3 egg yolks
a pinch of salt
100 g chocolate
25 g butter
Sift the flour. Add the butter, sugar, salt and yolks. Knead the homogenous dough. Wrap it in the plastic foil and chill for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Line the baking sheet with wax paper. Make biscuits and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl placed over hot water. Dip biscuits in the chocolate mixture.