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Dairy Queen worker says she was sacked after making marijuana-themed cake due to ‘manager mistake’
A worker claims she has been sacked for making a marijuana-themed cake after her manager mistakenly heard “marijuana” instead of Moana while taking an order for a themed birthday cake.Cassandra Walker, who works at an American ice cream chain called Dairy Queen, said her manager wrongly heard a request from a customer who wanted a film-themed cake to celebrate her daughter’s 25th birthday.The customer, who was the mother of Kensli Davis, called the local branch of Dairy Queen in Milledgeville, a city in Georgia, to ask for a Moana themed birthday cake however the employee misheard “marijuana” instead.The green-and-white cake was decorated with a marijuana leaf and a green My Little Pony character who appears to be smoking with heavily bloodshot eyes.The photo of the green cake started being widely shared on social media earlier in the month when Ms Davis shared a photo of her birthday cake to Facebook. It has now been shared 14,000 times.“I haven’t had a chance to tell y’all about our experience this weekend with my birthday cake,” she wrote. “So my mama called and ordered me a cake telling them how much I loved Moana. (Because really I do) Well needless to say these people thought she said marijuana. That ice cream cake was still good though.” Ms Davis’ favourite film is Disney’s animated tale Moana.Ms Walker, who worked at the Dairy Queen for around a year, said she got fired from her job at the chain because of the misunderstanding on Monday.“It’s not funny to me,” Ms Walker told USA Today. “This is back-to-school time. I have two little girls here. I have a car that needs fixing.” Ms Walker says one of the Dairy Queen store owners sacked her despite the fact her manager had overseen the whole process and had failed to raise any cause for alarm.“The manager stood behind me while I pulled the images off the internet,” Ms Walker said. “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.”She was later offered her job back by a different manager but turned down the offer, USA Today reports.The owner in question released a statement to them which said: “This was a simple misunderstanding from the beginning. Our cake decorator designed a cake based on what she thought she heard the customer order. “When the customer picked it up and said it was not what she ordered, we immediately apologised for the error and offered to redesign it the way she originally intended. The customer said it was fine, paid for the cake and left.” The statement is said to have failed to mention whether or not Ms Walker had in fact been dismissed from the workplace.




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