So last night I received a potentially disturbing email with the subject line in bold text, SHAME ON YOU. This person very boldly stated “I will NEVER NEVER NEVER come to your shop and and I will tell everyone I know to boycott your shop." That's it... entire email.
I didn’t have a clue what this could be about. I searched my email for this person's name and email to see if we had had a previous correspondence or a complaint. I did an event over the weekend, was it someone unhappy with the PubCakes? No luck. So, I immediately wrote back to find out what was so upsetting.
It turns out she watched the infamous episode of Cupcake Wars on which I appeared and was challenged to create a cupcake for the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. She was upset that "kids who eat your cupcakes with beer will learn to like it" and that I shouldn't be targeting children.
Needless to say I was relieved, I thought this could have been a real problem. Here was my reaction:
First of all Mrs. Teetotaler, get a life. Secondly, do you really think I chose to bake cupcakes for Girl Scouts? That is so far off from my customer base that it’s ridiculous. You can blame Food Network for that marriage made in heaven.
PubCakes started with me bringing my desserts to BARS for people to sample. Last time I checked there weren’t too many Girl Scouts hanging out in bars. Thirdly, my cupcakes are designed around the unique flavors of craft beer, the only way any child would associate beer with them is if they had drank beer before. Fourthly (Is that a word?) the alcohol cooks out, they are safe for children, pregnant women, etc. Fifth of all, get a life.
That email still has me in disbelief. I can't understand how someone can watch that episode of Cupcake Wars and come to such a ridiculous conclusion, and be so offended that they needed to fire off an email stating their disgust.
You can’t make this stuff up... it was too good not to share.
Here are the emails in all their glory:
And at the bottom is a link to the disgusting Cupcake Wars episode.
And here is me baking cupcakes and corrupting minors: