Troll Cakes Turn Cyberbullying into a Sweet Treat
The bitter words of an internet troll can be tough to swallow, but a New York City baker is trying to change that.
Kat Thek, founder of bakery and detective agency Troll Cakes, has made a business of baking cakes featuring the words of an internet troll. Customers simply provide an address and the quote and leave the rest to Thek, who bakes a cake, writes the comment using frosting or fondant, and mails it to the intended verbal cyberbully. For $35 you can deliver sweet revenge.
“When you open it up [the box] looks like 100 percent good news,” Thek, a self-taught baker, tells NPR. “And then you see a screen grab of your comment, and it says, ‘Congratulations! Your Internet comment has been made into a Troll Cake.'”
Ordering the cake is a simple task, but knowing the mailing address of your troll is a whole other game. That’s why Thek is also a detective agency. For those who are in the dark about their troll’s whereabouts, Thek can look for a home or workplace address for an elevated fee ($60 total).
And what if the person you want to deliver a cake to is a world leader that lives in a giant white house in Washington D.C.? Rest assured you can ship it to the White House by ordering the “Tiny Hands Special,” which offers “bigly satisfying cakes” for $30.
Thus far, Thek has printed the President’s comment about television ratings and the September 11 attacks, his “I don’t stand by anything” statement, and his infamous tweet about never having seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.
Next time you’re second-guessing something mean you’re about to write, ask yourself this: Would you want to see it written on a cake?
Order a cake now: Troll Cakes