This Georgia bride’s wish for a peacock-themed wedding cake turned into a nightmare most fowl, according to reports.
Rena Davis, 52, paid $300 for the design featuring two peacocks and a trail of chocolate cupcakes, but was instead left to get hitched alongside a wedding cake that looked more like a “lopsided turkey with leprosy,” The Sun reported.
To make matters even worse, the peacock’s head fell off just after being delivered and the icing – which was supposed to be fondant – was made of buttercream instead.
“I felt heartbroken,” Davis told The Sun. “I saw [the cake] and walked out of the room.”
After seeing the “lopsided mess,” Davis demanded a refund but had not heard from the now-shuttered business until posting about her ordeal online. She finally got a full refund on Tuesday, The Sun said.
“The only reason she gave me a refund now was because of the viral post,” Davis said, adding that she first saw the cake the night before her wedding. “She set it up on the table and all the time, I’m looking at this cake, thinking ‘Really, are you serious?’”
Davis’ sister-in-law shared a snapshot of the “brown blob” on Facebook, warning other potential customers to steer clear of the bakers at Iced Two Perfection, Metro reported.
The cake shop, which had been open for five years, has since closed down, according to its website.
“We’re now on to other things, but will never forget the trust you placed in us,” the website reads. “Thank you again for letting us ‘bake’ memories for you!”
Davis, of Griffin, ultimately threw out the creation without even tasting it and picked up two cakes at Walmart for her wedding.
She didn’t let the snafu ruin her big day, either.
“If she had called me when the fondant wasn’t acting right, I would have had time to get a new cake,” she told Metro. “Overall, after I went and got the cake and that taken care of, the day was really good.”