Woman orders 'Moana'-themed cake, gets marijuana design by mistake
Krystle Hewitt, CTVNews.ca
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 9:05AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:44AM EDT
A birthday cake blunder is getting a lot of attention after a cake decorator misunderstood the order.
Kensli Davis wanted a Disney-themed ‘Moana’ cake to celebrate her 25th birthday, but when her mom called the Milledgeville, Ga. Dairy Queen, the shop employee heard “marijuana” instead.
The fast food restaurant served up a cake with a giant marijuana leaf design, green icing and a My Little Pony-style character with bloodshot eyes and a puff of smoke.
Davis said she thinks the mix-up was an honest miscommunication.
“I think they just misheard my mama when she ordered the cake, she has kind of an accent with us being from the south,” Davis told CTVNews.ca via Facebook messenger.
Davis’ sister picked up the cake and called their mom the minute she opened the box to let her know what had happened.
“They all started laughing. We weren’t mad or anything, that’s why we didn’t call back and tell them obviously a mistake had been made,” Davis said. “We thought it was the funniest thing that could have happened and we knew it would be a birthday to remember.”
As for the correlation between marijuana and a popular children’s cartoon toy?
“I think they put the little pony on there because my mama told them I loved cartoons so they thought to just throw a random cartoon character on there.”
Davis took to social media last Tuesday to express the hilarity of the situation.
“So my mama called and ordered me a cake telling them how much I loved Moana. (Because really I do) Well needless to say these people thought she said marijuana,” Davis wrote on Facebook. “That ice cream cake was still good though.”
Davis’ mom says workers were apologetic and offered to make another cake.
She says the first one was so good -- and hilarious -- she didn't take them up on it.
One person who didn’t find the gaffe as hilarious was Cassandra Walker, the mother of two who decorated the cake. She told local television station 13WMAZ that she was fired from Dairy Queen on Monday for the blunder. She claimed another employee took the call and misheard the order, but she was the one who was let go.
On Thursday, Walker said one of the restaurant’s managers contacted her to offer her job back, but she declined because it took them “too long” to make amends.
Davis said her and her family have been ordering cakes from that Dairy Queen location for the past 10 years and despite the mistake, they’ll be going back.
With files from CNN