An amateur baker from Invercargill, New Zealand, got fed up with the part of her job that entails actually making nice cakes for clients, apparently, so she decided to teach one such customer a lesson, and baked a custom treat shaped like feces instead. It was even garnished with a little banner entreating the offending customer to “Eat Sh-t” — and just like that, baker Emma McDonald’s most disheartening masterpiece was born.
It all started, allegedly, when a client became angry after McDonald rescheduled a meeting. McDonald also complained that the client wasn’t giving her enough direction. “Give me some ideas??” she wrote on Facebook, in a post that’s since been deleted but is no doubt being preserved somewhere by the NSA’s Division of Pastry Innovation archives. “Oh wait, you have none apart from wanting chocolate. I have a brilliant idea for your cake!!! — so here it is, your turd cake! Hope you learn your lesson.”
As is typically the case with such things, the client’s engagement party was ruined after “they discovered they had been sent a cake in the shape of poo.” (See it here.) Then McDonald’s tantrum blew up in the local news. “I think this must have been done with humour, but sometimes humour can go terribly wrong,” said Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt. Well said, Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt.
McDonald continues to insist that the client got “what she deserved” and that the experience has opened many doors that must have been closed for a long, long, time. “Seems to be popping up everywhere … business opportunities have been thrown my way as well … viral much? seems to be everywhere,” she wrote on Facebook. McDonald will now apparently use her viral poo cake to finally start her own bakery.