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World's sweetest tank: it's made of cupcakes

Pentagon celebrates Army's 237th birthday with a tank made of 5,000 cupcakes. It even has an air cannon that fires cupcakes.
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Cupcakes on display at the Magnolia Bakery February 19, 2010 at Rockefeller Center in New York. The cupcake, a small, round cake that fits in the cup of a hand, has replaced bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants as the eldorado for entrepreneurs, with some of the boldest eyeing conquests abroad. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanks don't always have to shoot destructive ammunition. The US Army today celebrated its 237th birthday with a tank that shoots cupcakes. 

The tank, made by Washington, D.C.'s famous Georgetown Cupcake, is constructed of 5,000 camouflage cupcakes and weighs 2,500 pounds, ABC News said.

The tank is a mock-up of the Abrams M1-A1 tank, which does not shoot cupcakes. 

"We thought what better emblem for the Army than a tank made of cupcakes," one of Georgetown Cupcake's owners told ABC. The store donated the $9,800 worth of cupcakes that made the tank possible. 

MSNBC said Georgetown Cupcake sent along an extra 1,500 cupcakes in hopes of extending the tank's life because you know, cupcakes are irresistible. 

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