Disgruntled Baker Won’t Apologize For Homophobic Message on Lesbian’s Anniversary Cake

A bakery in Virginia refused to apologize for making an anniversary cake for a same-sex couple that mocked their relationship.

According to a report published on, a woman who identifies herself as Sarah, ordered a carrot cake that said: “Happy Anniversary Lindsey! Love, Sarah” from an Arlington, Virginia bakery.

But when she went to pick it up, the bakery instead handed her a sloppily made chocolate cake with the words “Lesbian Anniv. No Ballons.” scribbled across the top.


So not only is the baker who decorated the cake a homophobe, but he or she isn’t a spelling bee contender, either.

After seeing the cake, Sarah says she was “appalled.” She asked to speak with a manager, who she claims apologized for the sloppy text but not for its homophobic messaging, even after she pressed him on the issue.


After some back and forth, he eventually offered Sarah a refund and a “less sloppy” cake but still refused to address the cake’s content.

“It’s disappointing to know that when I want to honor the most important person in my life, I have to worry about some intolerant person ruining the surprise I had planned,” Sarah told the Advocate.

She turned down the offer for a “less sloppy” cake, but she did accept the refund. Then, with her money in her pocket, she took the cake anyway. She and her partner ate it on their anniversary, refusing to let one disgruntled baker ruin their special day.

Congrats to the couple. We hope their free cake was delish.