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I gave my niece’s inedible cake to the dog – her mother’s reaction is priceless


As much as we love spending time with the kids in our lives, we’ve learned the hard way to follow a game plan, because a coloring book will probably only give you five minutes of peace and quiet.

So when this woman recently had to take care of her six-year-old niece, she thought baking would be a great way to keep her busy while her sister was at a doctor’s appointment.

Posting on Reddit, the aunt explained how she found a recipe online to try for the little girl’s dad’s birthday party.

She wrote, “I started gathering ingredients in my kitchen with my little step stool.

“When I went to help her break some eggs, she said, ‘No. I’m making daddy’s cake by myself.

“So I backed off and just supervised for safety.”

As the cake needed a long time to cool, the woman told her niece that they would decorate it the next day.

She continued, “She was very excited when her mother came to pick her up, and my sister was also excited when she heard about it.”

But when she looked at the cake more closely later, the aunt noticed that “the ingredients hadn’t been mixed properly” and that “the proportions were all wrong”.

So to protect her niece’s feelings at the birthday party, the woman decided to start from scratch.

Posting on Reddit, the aunt explained what happened.
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She continued, “I made a new cake with the same recipe and the same mold.

“When she came the next day, I presented the new cake like the one she had made, and she decorated it, again, she wanted it on her own.

“But sloppy frosting tastes as good as neat, and is cuter anyway.”

That afternoon, the woman’s sister arrived to pick up her daughter and was amazed at how beautiful it was.

My sister asked me what I had made of the real cake. I said I gave it to my dog ​​because it wasn’t really edible. She insulted me and hung up on me.

“We both told her she was going to be a star baker one day, and her niece was beaming,” the aunt said.

As they chatted on the phone about the party hours later, the woman didn’t think twice before confessing to making the cake again.

She continued: “[My sister] mentioned how amazing it is that her daughter’s first attempt at baking turned out perfect.

“I laughed and told her the truth, knowing that my sister would keep it a secret from my niece or anyone who might tell her, because she is the mother.

“I figured she’d think the story was lovely and something to tell her niece when she’s grown up and a star baker as a fun childhood anecdote.”

Much to the woman’s shock, her sister was absolutely “livid.”

The aunt wrote: “She asked me what I had done with the real cake.

“I said I gave it to my dog ​​because it wasn’t really edible. She insulted me and hung up on me.

“I can’t ask anyone in my social circle which one of us is wrong, because I don’t want it to come back to my niece that she didn’t make the special cake.”

“It’s a completely harmless thing that will make for a fun story in the future,” one forum member replied. “I don’t know how good it is for the dog to eat a whole cake, but no, in the end, it’s not a big deal.”

Another added: “It could have been a secret between you and your sister. She is too dramatic. Personally, I would APPRECIATE that you let my daughter bake a cake by herself and realized that wasn’t edible, so you made one that was.

Meanwhile, a third said: ‘Your sister needs to recalibrate her idea of ​​what a six-year-old is capable of without practice or instruction.’

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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