29 December 2006
Yeah, but how did it taste?
The first clue came when the birthday cake proved unusually hard to cut:
"No look for yourself," said Jim Kavalaris, motioning for his mother to come closer and see what he meant. "It's not REAL."
As in NOT CAKE.
Beneath the edible icing, the cake, bought at Sam's Club at Eastwood Towne Center [Lansing, MI], was pure Styrofoam.
Sam's Club manager Jeff Hartsaw theorized that an employee must have mistakenly picked up a Styrofoam display cake coated with white frosting, thought it was real and added the finishing touches ordered by Kavalaris' mother.
And Sam's made good: they made up a new cake, a real one this time, refunded the price of the foam cake, and gave the Kavalaris family a $100 gift card.
(Via The Consumerist.)