It's the pile of "poop" seen 'round the world.
The sister of New Zealand bride Micaela Harris decided to order a special extra engagement cake for Micaela from Oh Cakes, and the results were pretty sh**ty.
It turns out the sister got into it with the owner of Oh Cakes, Emma McDonald, and instead of a regular engagement cake showing up at the party where 100+ people were in attendance, what was delivered was a cake in the shape of a giant pile of poop (with "corn" thrown in for effect, which was made from yellow fondant) and a sign sticking out of it that read "EAT S**T!" According to a post on McDonald's Facebook page, the client never said what kind of cake she wanted, only that it should be chocolate.
Also on Facebook, McDonald stated, "What a day phone calls emails texts from all over the world today . . . Really gotten (sic) out of hand. Nothing really negative that I've seen apart from a few who didn't read and understand it properly" and followed up with, "Seems to be popping up everywhere . . . business opportunities have been thrown my way as well . . . viral much? seems to be everywhere." The posts, as well as the media re-posts on the page, seem to have been taken down as the last post to date is from December 29. When asked by a local newspaper about the incident, McDonald explained, "I feel she got what she deserved. I don't make cakes as a business. It is just a hobby and I'm taking it all with good humour."
So what did Harris have to say about all this? She explained, "I think it was taken too far. As a business owner you come across customers you don't like but you have got to take the highs and the lows, got to suck it up."
Many of the posts on the Oh Cakes Facebook page are in support of the company, stating that working in retail can be a nightmare, and that the woman probably got what she deserved. However, there are those who are on Harris' side, stating that it doesn't matter what the actual customer did, that McDonald should have been professional about it. Also, that Harris had nothing to do with the feud between her sister and the business owner, yet she got the brunt of the disagreement.
However, it turns out that McDonald didn't know the cake was for Harris, and thought the cake was for the sister who ordered it. Oh January 5, a poster on the Facebook page wrote "you should be ashamed of yourself!!!!" and followed up with "I think the poo cake look awesome but i don't like that it was sent to someone.... And unfortunately not the person she was pissed off with either!" Oh Cakes responded with, "May I add tho... I never had any correspondence saying it was for her sisters engagement, the voucher was for the client and she wanted a cake after abusing us... she never specified it was for anyone else."
Where do you stand?