Store fires employee who made marijuana-themed cake

A cake store worker who accidentally designed a marijuana cake instead of a Moana cake has been fired.

Last week, Kensli Taylor Davis posted a picture on Facebook of a cake she claimed her mother had ordered for her 25th birthday.

"My mama called me and ordered me a cake telling them how much I love Moana (because I really do)," she wrote in the Facebook post.

But to Davis' surprise, the cake she received didn't feature the iconic Disney princess or anything related to her hit animated film, but instead an illustration of a marijuana leaf.

"Needless to say these people thought she said marijuana. That ice cream cake was still good though," she said. 

Alongside the leaf, an illustration of what appears to be a stoned green pony with a marijuana leaf tattooed on it and a blunt in its mouth was also featured.

But while the post went viral, it led to devastating consequences for the woman who made it.

Cassandra Walker, the Dairy Queen employee who decorated the cannabis-themed cake, told USA Today on Thursday (local time) her manager had misheard the order and approved the design.

"The manager stood behind me while I pulled the images off the internet," Walker told the newspaper. "She walked by as I decorated the cake. As I boxed the cake up, she was the one who walked it up to the front."

But when the family pointed out the error, Walker was the one fired - on her birthday.

"This is back-to-school time. I have two little girls here. I have a car that needs fixing," she told USA Today.

"To be at this job for almost a year and not have a write-up, not be in trouble, and to just be let go because of mistake, it's not funny to me."

Walker was later offered her job back but says she declined because of how she had been treated.


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