Woman 'Distraught' After Receiving £50 Birthday Cake 'Made By Child

A woman who paid £50 for a ‘professional’ cake for her husband’s 30th birthday was furious to find the cake looked like it ‘was made by a child.

The woman, who is from Gloucester, got in touch with the cake maker for a fishing-themed cake she had originally seen on Pinterest for her keen angler husband, Graham.

Woman 'Distraught' After Receiving £50 Birthday Cake 'Made By Child

She got in touch with a woman called ‘Emma Beth Mh’ on Facebook (the account has since been deleted) who said she was a cake maker and sent her the image of what she wanted.

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But when the cake got there, it looked nothing like what she had asked for and was also covered in dog hair.

Her mum, Sue, posted about the cake on a local community Facebook page, which soon attracted the attention of professional cake makers. She wanted to warn people against being scammed by the rogue cake-maker.

Speaking to BerkshireLive, Mrs Faulkner said: “My daughter was distraught at when she opened the box. It was nothing like the picture.

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“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.

“I was very cross, so I said ‘I’m putting it on Facebook’. Once I did that, it became clear there were other people who had encountered her as well.

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Woman 'Distraught' After Receiving £50 Birthday Cake 'Made By Child

“I tried to contact her and she blocked me straight away and deleted the page.”

Mrs Faulkner said: “I’m going to Trading Standards as 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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Sue said the woman was initially reluctant to give her daughter her money back, but £15 has now been returned.

Trading Standards has investigated the claims and it is thought the cake maker lives in Reading.

A spokesperson for Reading Borough Council said the authority has received complaints and was carrying out an investigation.

The council added its Environmental Health team was also involved in the investigation.