Catherine Tyldesley breaks silence after bakery refused to make 100 free cakes in return for exposure
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Catherine Tyldesley has broken her silence after a bakery refused to make 100 free cakes for her birthday in return for ‘exposure’.
The bakery in Bradford recently received praise after they rejected an offer to provide a freebie for a ‘well-known celebrity’.
The Three Little Birds, in Keighley, shared a Facebook post on 27 July, which included screenshots of a conversation with the unnamed celeb’s PR company.
It wanted the bakery to make not only 100 cupcakes but one 40th birthday cake with a theme of ‘camp as t**s’ plus a ‘smaller cake’ to surprise the star’s husband with.
Sarcastically captioning the post, the bakery wrote: “This poor celebrity can’t afford to pay people for their products and services. Spare a thought!
“What happened to women supporting women…”
In return for making this big batch of baked goodies, the PR company said the ‘opportunity’ would get the bakery ‘payment in the form of promotion on their socials’ as well as in OK Magazine.
Crediting a guest list ‘full of celebrities and industry people’ they said they’d get ‘loads of work’ out of it.
But the main thing being, there would be no actually money paid to Three Little Birds for all this hard work.
She has now shared an Instagram video to speak out on the ‘cake gate’ allegations.
In the clip posted to her Story, Catherine says: “So I had no idea those emails were being sent. I’m not working with the lovely OK magazine on anything that I’m aware of and NVRLND are an amazing company - they’ve supplied me with performers in the past.
“They’re insane and they’ve been completely misrepresented in this matter.”
Catherine went on to call the situation ‘utterly bizarre’ and added: “I hope the cake lady got the exposure she was craving.”
The actor also claimed she’s now ‘got journalists knocking on my front door’ while her young kids are playing downstairs.
Rebecca Severs, who owns Three Little Birds, also shared her response to the company’s email offering the opportunity where she wrote: “I’m so sorry to hear that your client has fallen out on such hard times they can’t afford to pay small businesses for their products.
“Unfortunately, as my mortgage provider doesn’t take payment ‘in the form of promotion on their socials’, and my staff can’t feed their kids with exposure on Instagram, I’ll have to decline your very generous offer.”