Woman 'scammed' after paying £600 for son's birthday cake that was made of styrofoam
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A woman has claimed she was 'scammed' after paying a staggering £600 on her son's birthday cake which was made out of styrofoam.
The woman was left totally stunned after receiving a custom birthday cake she ordered for her one-year-old's birthday party which wasn't even edible.
The outraged mum has since taken to TikTok to chronicle the styrofoam-based scandal and it's sent the internet into a total frenzy.
Shay took to the video-sharing platform to share with her thousands of followers the news about her son's birthday cake, snapping a short clip of the multi-tiered cake complete with a 'Las Vegas' sign decoration, a guitar and a red car.
"Y’all look at this," the caption reads.
In the video, someone can be seen attempting to cut through the cake but, given that it was made entirely out of styrofoam rather than your usual baked batter, they were met with great difficulty.
Someone off-screen can be heard saying: "Yo guys, look, I paid for a styrofoam cake."
The overlay text on the TikTok reads: "I paid $800 (around £600) for a cake and treats for a party of 60. I got a Styrofoam cake instead of a real one. To top it off, 12 treats came and they were fake too for a 1-year-old party."
Another person can be heard inquiring in the background: "How much did you pay for that?"
The clip has since blown up online after clocking up a massive 5.4 million views with thousands eager to share their thoughts over the whole fiasco.
Now, if you're wondering how a styrofoam cake even came about - some people actually choose to buy a prop cake for photos and food safety reasons, and only bring the real cake out for the candle-blowing and 'Happy Birthday' section of the event.
However, deciding to fork out a small fortune on a custom cake - whether it's edible or not - seems like quite a hefty purchase.
And, let's just say, social media users didn't hold back with their reactions.
One social media user posted: "800 should have been the first red flag," while a second added: "800 my a**."
"So who was the event planner because that's who scammed you??" asked a third.
The mum has since posted a series of follow-up TikTok on the matter including screenshots of invoices, footage from the party and 'storytime' updates.
She has also explained on her Facebook page a little more context, noting that it wasn't the cake designer's fault at all.
Instead, she informed people that she had hired a party planner and it was their fault for the whole mix up.
Shay penned: "Sweets N Harmony [the cake designer] had no idea I didn’t want a fake cake.
"The party planner told her a fake one and she UNDERSTOOD THE ASSIGNMENT FOR SURE! That fake cake was so dope you wouldn’t even tell it wasn’t real until cutting it so please don’t think she scammed me, she legit never spoke to me a day in her life. ...
"Book her for y’all cakes / fake cakes, she’s talented."
Well, that at least explains one part of the whole ordeal.