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Food Fight: Woman Sues Over Cupcake Sleeves

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You know what your cupcake is missing? A sleeve.No, not the paper wrapping with which it's already adorned -- something else, that might make it look like an ice cream cone, a hamburger, or a tub of popcorn. (Because cupcakes are otherwise such unappealing foods.)

Fortunately, such an item exists -- the idea for the accoutrement was conceived of by Sheri Mersola and Theresa Deliberto, who trademarked it and began selling cupcake sleeves in 2009 under the company name Roundabout, reports NBC. But the following year, Deliberto resigned...only to open another cupcake sleeve vendor, with many of the same designs, under the name Cupcake Cuties.

Lies! Betrayal!

And of course...revenge. Mersola has filed suit against Deliberto, claiming that she violated the terms of her separation agreement, and demanding that all of Cupcake Cuties' sleeves be promptly disposed of. Hopefully, this won't leave too bad of a taste in either party's mouth.