– only to receive a ‘lopsided turkey with leprosy’
Rena Davis, from Georgia in the US, had ordered her perfect wedding cake after showing the baker an image of a similar one she had found online. The unusual design was supposed to feature two birds, a heart-shaped sponge, and chocolate cupcakes.
But what arrived was in stark contrast, with the peacock’s head falling off the “lopsided” sponge. Rena was utterly heartbroken, after giving out $300 (almost £250) for the cake a month before the big day. And despite being reassured everything was “going to plan” in the weeks leading up to the wedding, the cake arrived the night before and was nothing like what the 52-year-old imagined.
Just as the baker drove away, the peacock’s head reportedly fell off and Rena realized the fondant icing was actually buttercream. “I felt heartbroken. I saw [the cake] and walked out of the room,” she explained. “It was a lopsided mess – nothing like I thought it would be like.
“First off we sent her a picture via text and she said she could make the cake. “I called her and we agreed she would make the cake in a heart shape, and instead of one peacock, she would make two. “She came the night before the wedding. She set it up on the table and all the time, I’m looking at this cake, thinking ‘really, are you serious?’ “I just walked out of the room. I had nothing else to say to her.
“Five minutes after she’d left, one of the peacocks’ heads had fallen off. I text her and asked for my money back, but she said she’d think what she could do. “I text her when she left to say the cake was not how it was supposed to be. It wasn’t fondant, it was a buttercream, and it wasn’t the colours I wanted.
“She said ‘well, I couldn’t get the fondant to do right – it kept getting bubbles in it’. “I thought, well at least call me? Never once did I get a call. Everything was always going according to plan and she maintained it’d be there the night before the wedding.”
“So, on the morning of her wedding, the bride was going from store to store trying to find a cake that would be suitable to use for her wedding.”
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