A mother was left disappointed after receiving a botched birthday cake from a baker that looked nothing like what she ordered.
The woman ordered a large cake with white and blue icing, the same one she had seen on the baker’s website, but what she bought was nowhere near what she had asked for.
The pastry chef apparently forgot her order and rushed the decoration, leaving her with a “sad” dessert for her son’s birthday that didn’t look professionally made.
“It was almost three years ago, for my son’s first birthday. I didn’t want anything too fancy, just a good basic vegan cake,” the mother wrote in a job to the Facebook page What I asked for VS What I got.
She had shown the baker a stunning white cake with blue icing, decorated with meringue and sprinkles – but she wanted the colors reversed.
A mother was shocked to learn a baker had made her a “sad” cake for her son’s first birthday. She got a blue cupcake with lines of white icing on the top and lines on the side meaning they were drips.
The woman ordered a large cake with white and blue icing, identical to the one she had seen on the baker’s website, but what she bought was far from what she expected.
“The woman who made it FORGOT to do it despite me booking well in advance. I made it the same day and claimed that the oil in the vegan white chocolate made the frosting look like that,” the mother said.
Inside the box was a blue cupcake with lines of white icing on the top and lines on the side that were supposed to be drips.
“I would have given him grace, but I had sent him a message shortly before the appointment, confirming his address for pickup,” the woman explained.
“The pickup was the day before the party, so I offered to pick it up in the morning to give her more time, but she assured me she would have it ready for pickup that evening.”
The customer didn’t accept the cake because it wasn’t up to standard, saying: “If she couldn’t get a basic cake, how could I be sure it was even vegan?”
Many were quick to criticize the baker and question her baking skills, saying they could do a better job.
“I don’t think she’s ever made a cake before,” one user joked and another laughed: “I bet she slapped his hands away and said my work here is done!”
‘Oh no! I would be devastated! This first cake is MAGNIFICENT! I don’t know what kind of nightmare this second one is, but yeah on a bike,” a third commented.
“It looks like a giant blue marshmallow covered in drops,” someone joked.
Some people defended the cake makers by saying that drip icing was harder to master than it seemed, but mother ain’t having it.
“If you market yourself as a professional baker and post photos of cakes with drips (and even more advanced creations), surely you should be able to create them instead of ripping people off and thinking it’s acceptable to give that away,” she said.