Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Couple choke on fake cake

A newly-wed couple cut into their wedding cake - to find it was made of polystyrene.

Tony and Aimee West had paid £270 for a three tier sponge decorated with white and dark chocolate icing and flowers.

Aimee, 27, said: "It was a terrible shock - I felt so embarrassed in front of all our family and friends.

"It was a lovely occasion and the ceremony was going to be the icing on the cake - only there was no cake."

Bank worker Aimee and Tony, 26, had tied the knot in Cyprus then flew home for their reception at a hotel in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.

They had pre-ordered the cake from confectioners Creative Cakes in their hometown of Llanelli.

But just four hours before the evening reception was due to start Aimee discovered the cake company had forgotten to bake the cake.

Aimee said: "They admitted their mistake and said: 'Don't worry, we'll get you a cake'. They turned up that evening and the cake was put on a table for all to see."

The pair took Creative Cakes to the small claims court and were awarded £310 compensation.

Karen Williams, who runs Creative Cakes from her home in Llanelli, said: "I explained I would be delivering an artificial cake - they are quite common at weddings these days."


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