A New Zealand cake maker is defiant after sending a cake shaped like a large pile of poo to a customer. Oh Cakes owner Emma McDonald, of Riverton in Southland, sent the chocolate log after she claimed the client became annoyed at her for rescheduling a meeting. Her actions have been greeted with outrage, but Mrs McDonald is unrepentant. "I have no regrets at all about what I did. I feel she got what she deserved," she said.
The problem started when Mrs McDonald said that the client did not give her clear enough instructions about what she wanted. It is believed the cake was ordered for the engagement party of 24-year-old Micaela Harris of Invercargill by a relative. Mrs McDonald said the customer had won a $50 voucher for a cake, which Mrs McDonald reduced to $30 because she said the client owed her $20 for a separate business arrangement. When Mrs McDonald asked her, via text, what sort of cake she wanted, the client said "like choc cake".
Ms Harris' family and friends were horrified on the day of the party when they discovered they had been sent a cake in the shape of poo. A sign with the cake read: "Eat shit!". After it was picked up, Mrs McDonald posted on Facebook: "Your (sic) left with a $30 voucher and you want a cake still?? ok cool - give me some ideas?? 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."
A source close to Harris revealed a second cake had to be ordered from another supplier. "The cake was for an engagement party and this woman is not remorseful at all, which is disappointing," the family member said. "It was wrapped up in a box, so it was done deliberately as a nasty surprise. It was a disgraceful thing to do." Invercargill Chamber of Commerce president Sean Woodward said the incident was not a good look for the southern city. He insisted the region was famed for its good food and warm hospitality.