Woman distraught after ordering £50 cake that looks 'made by a child

Woman distraught after ordering £50 cake that looks 'made by a child

10/17/2020

A woman has taken to Facebook to express her disappointment at ordering a ‘professional’ cake that arrived looking completely different to what she’d asked for.

Sam Faulkner, of Reading, contacted a local baker looking for a cake similar to one she’d seen on Pinterest made by London-based company Caker Street.

The cake, which was for her husband’s 30th birthday, was supposed to feature reeds, jumping fish, a rod, and a wooden-style sign that said happy birthday.

After the baker, who went by the name Emma Beth Mh on Facebook but has now deleted her profile, accepted the order, Sam agreed to pay the £50 quoted.

But when the cake arrived it looked absolutely nothing like the inspiration photo and was apparently also covered in dog hairs.

Sam’s mum Sue Faulkner posted pictures of the cake on a local group, and was later interviewed by Berkshire Live, saying: ‘My daughter was distraught at when she opened the box. It was nothing like the picture.

‘She’d paid half the money for the cake to this woman and what came back looked like it was made by a child. Honestly, it was laughably bad.

‘The name Graham didn’t even have a capital letter, it was that bad.’

After sharing a post detailing the incident, Sue was contacted by multiple others who had ordered cakes from the same baker with similarly disappointing results.

The family also tried to get in touch with Emma Beth Mh, but they soon found out they were blocked and the page was eventually deleted.

Sam has been able to get £15 of her money back, but has taken the case to Trading Standards so others aren’t also caught out.

Sue added: ‘She’s clearly not a proper cake maker. We’re now able to see the funny side of it afterwards, but at the time we were very upset.

‘Even though we had a laugh about it, I still want to warn people this fake cake maker is out there producing these monstrosities and charging people for these terrible attempts at cakes.’

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