Chicago, IL January 2002 -- Mintel's Global New Products Database has seen some interesting and notable new food product introductions this past month. Novelty cake mixes For added fun, two novel cake mixes can help liven up Christmas.  In Finland, Annas Pepparkakor has launched a festive mix that is used to "build" a gingerbread house.  In Germany, Dr Oetker has been inspired by a spaghetti meal.  New from the company is a Spaghetti Kuchen mix.  It requires the addition of eggs, strawberries and whipped cream.  Presumably with the use of a piping bag, the whipped cream needs to be spread on the top of the finished cake in thin, spaghetti-like strands.  A similar "spaghetti" line was reported in the Netherlands back in 2000.  It comprised an ice cream coated with vanilla cream that was rippled in spaghetti-like strands, topped with a strawberry & raspberry sauce (the bolognese sauce), and pieces of white chocolate (the Parmesan cheese).  It was launched by Prima Eis under the Boulevard brand.