All she wanted was to have her cake and eat it, too. Instead, a U.K. bride named Celia got an unappetizing wedding cake and some eBay revenge. The woman, whose full name has not been made public, claims she ordered a three-tier, black tire cake for her big day. What she got — a disastrous, lopsided gray blob — looked nothing like the original cake-maker's photo. What's a bride to do?
Sell it on eBay, of course.
Celia was so annoyed by the monstrosity that was supposed to be a unique, decadent treat on her wedding day that she listed the cake in jest on eBay and, as one commenter put it, "cake-shaming" the unspecified baker.
Under the specifics of the listing, she described the cake as "used" and noted: "A few defects due to maker being unskilled. Uncut, along with large amount of awful cupcakes for free. No topper or decoration. Unusual design. Very heavy."
Celia also wrote that she had "roses which fell off this abomination if required," and, "Sorry no returns." As described in her listing, the cake is also inedible, so Celia claimed no responsibility if the buyer decided to try a bite. (No, thank you.)
In the time Celia had the cake with cracked frosting listed, she received 11 bids, which started at $1.53, for the deformed cake. But no one will be having the pleasure of cutting into it, as she ended the sale after an eBay user commented: "Sorry, but as an experienced cake maker I just thought I would contact you. I don't think you will be able to/really should sell this cake on eBay, not least of which for health and safety reasons. If someone actually ate it (God Forbid!!) - I would worry it might come back on you rather than the original cake maker."
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The bride responded that she had put the cake up for sale only as a joke and wasn't expecting anyone to actually buy it, adding, "We have things in motion to prevent this person ever making a cake again and upsetting, or trying to rip off other unsuspecting customers." (Shine's eBay message to the bride wasn't returned at press time.)
We hope that the inept cake-maker never ruins a bride's day again with another unsightly cake. We also know things don't always go perfectly on the big day, and it's not the first time bothered brides have been upset with their cake-makers, often dealing with melting buttercream frosting, cakes that are designed to be a disaster (literally), sliding layers, and burned cake edges. But poor Celia's eyesore certainly takes the cake.
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