The Touching Story Behind the Viral Frozen Cake Fail
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Well, we feel awful.
Last week, we wrote about a “cake fail” posted on Reddit — someone had ordered a Queen Elsa cake but received, instead, a cake resembling a very different woman, to put it kindly. The photo of the cake quickly went viral, yet a vital part of the story was missing.
Icing Smiles took to Facebook to set the record straight about the cake:
“My heart broke for the baker because I know how much of herself she puts into her donations. My heart broke for the family should they come across the posts because it may take from their joy of receiving the gift. It broke for our team whose extraordinary efforts were used in this way. Our Sugar Angel wasn’t commissioned to copy Shawna’s work, she was asked for a Frozen cake for a sick child and she did just that.”
Lisa Randolph, the woman who made the cake for a very sick girl, also took to social media to tell her side of the story, acknowledging she knows the cake “looked like a HOT MESS.” She wrote:
“here is the back story …I had just lost my grandmother I had been with my Mom all day comforting her ,I came back to work on the cake I HAD 2 hours to get it done and delivered ,I was so upset I remember asking for prayer on Facebook to get it done. As I leave to deliver the cake it started raining cat’s and dog’s as I was taking the cake out of the truck the top of the box blows back and the cake get soaking wet . So the photo that was posted was after I had wiped her face with a paper towel . Yes I’ve seen all the really mean comments ,some even posted by some of my so-called cake friends that know it’s my cake . At the end of the day ,I DIDN’T let that sick baby down l gave it all I had to give ,so make fun all me all you guy’s want if that is what you need to do to feel good about yourself.”
To donate to Icing Smiles, which bakes cakes for sick children, visit their website.