Did this baker go too far getting revenge against her clients?
by Lisa Fogarty
Anyone who has ever been married or has had the honor of being part of a bridal party knows the bride isn't the only one who gets stressed out before the big day -- just ask Micaela Harris. The bride-to-be's sister got into a heated argument with the baker who was providing a cake for Micaela's engagement party. Instead of chalking it up to party preparation jitters, the New Zealand baker decided to have the last laugh -- on the poor, innocent bride -- by delivering a grotesque cake that you have to see to believe (note: that adorable cake in the photo to the left is so not it).
So here it is in all its glory!
No, your eyes are not deceiving you -- that is indeed a black poop-shaped cake with a flag sticking out of it that reads, "Eat s--t."
The bride and groom opened the box to their marvelous dessert in front of 100 guests, all of whom were obviously shocked by what they saw. It apparently took awhile for Micaela's sister to put two and two together and explain that the baker was holding the longest and strangest grudge ever by accepting the sister's money and then putting her career on the line by sending them this nasty cake.
Here's where the story gets even more insane: instead of being embarrassed and crawling into a hole, Emma McDonald, the cake maker and owner of Oh Cakes, posted the photo of her poop cake onto her Facebook page and said: "Clients been f*****g me around and I've had a guts full so guess what they get!"
Jeez. How about sticking to your guns as a businesswoman instead of seeking revenge by ruining one of the most memorable days in a couple's life? The food -- and particularly the cake -- is so important at a wedding or engagement party. It's the cherry on the top of the celebration. Cutting into a cake together is incredibly significant for many couples and to have it ruined by an angry baker is juvenile and absurd.
As a wedding food vendor (read: big, big money at stake), I have no idea why you'd risk your livelihood to stick it to a client. Brides, grooms, and their family members aren't just looking for delicious food, they want to work with vendors who can be trusted to deliver on one of the biggest days of their lives and who understand the stress involved in planning a wedding.
Shame on this baker for betraying a bride's trust. I totally feel for this bride and groom and hope they were able to laugh at the situation and not let it ruin their day.
Did the baker go too far sending this cake or was she simply getting back at an "annoying" customer the only way she could?