Woman Bakes ‘Emo’ Cake Instead of an ‘Elmo’ After Misreading Instructions | “This Is So Funny...Had Me in Tears”
Elmo from Sesame Street had quite a rocking makeover by a baker who accidentally misread her client's instruction and designed an "Emo" cake instead of "Elmo." But it was too late to correct the mistake so to save the situation, the baker gave a twist to the original cake and shared her funny story on TikTok.
The sweet accident happened on March 19, 2023, when Brianna Romero (@brinnicakes) received a DM from a client for a cake order. She shared in a "storytime" about a recent cake fail and surprisingly her honest confession garnered 11.6 million views on TikTok and over 1 million likes. The Texas baker narrated the whole story about what happened that day while baking another Kuromi-themed cake in the video. She recalled, "Guys, so my worst nightmare happened. Last week, a lady DM'ed me and asked if I could make an emo cake and I thought, 'Yes, of course. I love emo, and I love goth,'" reported TODAY.
Romero also shared she has been practicing her black frosting and felt ready to take the baking plunge. She added, "I got all the info, the flavor when she needs it by and everything like that." Little did she know a surprise 'blunder' was waiting for her. The baker further shared that on the day the cake was to be delivered, she checked in with the client via DM to ask if they wanted a number candle to go along with the cake. The client's response shocked her, "She said, 'Yes, it's for my granddaughter and she's turning four.'" Tada!
Tonight will be the night that i will fall for u lol pic.twitter.com/BccKLg6Kl3— 𝓹𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓽𝔂 🔜Dreamcon (@ggpretty_) May 4, 2023
Romero was taken aback by how the birthday theme of a four-year-old is so dark and gothic. She said, "I thought I was a little bit weird because I don't know an emo four-year-old. But I was thinking and trying to reason with myself that maybe she just likes 'Wednesday' or something like that." By chance, you know, maybe a little girl has a 'gothic taste,' but inside, she felt something was fishy. "But, I don't know, something felt wrong, so I DM'ed her and I just said, 'Yes, of course, I'll add the [number] candle but if you don't mind me asking, 'What is the theme of the party?'" Romero continued, "And she told me, 'It's Sesame Street.'"
That's when the baking blunder dawned on Romero. She continued, "My heart sank a little bit because this was now making sense to me." LOL. She then scrolled to her conversation with the client and realized she misread 'Elmo' as 'Emo.' Uh, oh!
ELMO! At the Disco— lil uwuski (@lil_uwuski) May 4, 2023
Lmaoooo I love it!!!! I might have to get me a emo Elmo cake lol— Aure H. CSM (@TechBae_Aure) May 4, 2023
Feeling guilty and with zero time to undo the mistake, she rushed to the nearest bakery and got an 'Elmo' topper. She delivered the cake to the client and decided to give the moody dessert to the customer for free. All well, that end's well, phew! But this wasn't "the end" for Romero. In fact, it was a beautiful beginning. Apart from the TikTok fame, her cake story was also shared by a Twitter account, @DeeLaSheeArt. There, too, her post received 10.6 million views and thousands of likes. Over TikTok, the audience demanded to see the "original" cake, and Romero obliged. In a subsequent video, she posted screenshots of her DMs with the client and revealed the 'final cake' that went.
I’m in tears. This baker said she misread the customer text asking for a “Elmo” cake & instead made an “emo” cake but realized last minute & tried to improvise. Y’all 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/5aUW2z1LeQ— I appreciate you. (@DeeLaSheeArt) May 4, 2023
Also to people thinking I could’ve saved the cake by not adding the emo bang, please watch the full tik tok 😭 pic.twitter.com/8uU0qGFs1J— brini 𓅰 (@brinnicakes) May 6, 2023
The screenshot of the cake was even retweeted by Wonder Woman Lynda Carter who joked that the cake reminded her of Eve 6, a band first formed in the days of the emo genre, in 1995. The 24-year-old baker who has just got her Master of Business Administration said she has received many requests to make the emo Elmo cake for other folks ever since her 'blunder' video went viral since the incident.