Bakery refuses to write ‘Trump 2016’ on cake


BOSSIER PARISH, LA (WCMH) — A teen getting ready to turn 18 says her bakery refused to make her the cake she wanted for her birthday party.

McKenzie Gill, 17, told KSLA-TV she asked for a birthday cake that read “Trump 2016.” The bakery told her no, so she posted about the incident on Facebook.

“I was just venting on Facebook when I made the status that I made, I didn’t think I was going to get as much attention as it did,” Gill said. “Trump is just someone I really look up to.”

Gill will turn 18 just before election day, allowing her to vote in her first presidential election. She said she simply wanted to share her excitement and her support for Donald Trump with her friends.

She couldn’t believe the bakery refused to make her birthday wish come true.

“We just need an American flag cake with Trump 2016 on it, and right when I said Trump the lady just (makes face) kinda Trump? And she was like I can make you a flag cake but I’m not going to write Trump on it,” Gill told KSLA-TV. “It’s your job, we’re not really going for your opinion on what you think of the candidates we were just wanting Trump 2016 on the cake.”

The bakery released a statement following the social media backlash that read, in part:

“Our Bakery staff member misunderstood the training provided regarding copyrighted phrases, and incorrectly informed the customer we could not fulfill her request. We would be happy to provide the cake as the customer requested.”

The teen says despite what happens, she’s not going to let it impact her excitement to vote in the upcoming election.

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