It all started when Davis' mother called a Dairy Queen and asked for a Moana-themed cake, as in the Disney movie. Apparently, a manager at the store who took the order misheard the request and thought she said "marijuana." When Davis' mother went to go pick up the cake she received one that featured a picture of a marijuana plant as well as an extremely high pony, complete with bloodshot eyes and all.
It was supposed to be a Moana cake, but a young woman instead received a birthday cake featuring marijuana and a "My Little Pony"-themed character smoking marijuana. https://t.co/tvUyWlyiak pic.twitter.com/ob0kZKP9ku— ABC 7 News - WJLA (@ABC7News) July 10, 2019
WHOOPS! Instead of Moana, they received a cake with a large pot leaf (and a green “My Little Pony” horse smoking what appears to be a joint, its eyes bloodshot. 😂🎂🤦 https://t.co/IUojTTuHoJ pic.twitter.com/J5FKVnGgtg— KDKA (@KDKA) July 13, 2019
Cassandra Walker, the Dairy Queen employee who made the cake, opened up about the incident. "This is back-to-school time. I have two little girls here," Walker, who worked at Dairy Queen for around a year, told USA Today. "I have a car that needs fixing. It’s not funny to me." Walker says she made the cake with the approval of her manager. "The manager stood behind me while I pulled the images off the internet," Walker explained. "She walked by as I decorated the cake. As I boxed the cake up, she was the one who walked it up to the front."
"This was a simple misunderstanding from the beginning," Al Autry, one of the owners of the Dairy Queen, said in a statement given to USA Today. "Our cake decorator designed a cake based on what she thought she heard the customer order. When the customer picked it up and said it was not what she ordered, we immediately apologized for the error and offered to redesign it the way she originally intended. The customer said it was fine, paid for the cake and left."
Walker, who was eventually offered her job back, says it was Autry who fired her, USA Today reports. The former Dairy Queen employee said she declined the offer. "Look at everything that it took," Walker said.