I’ve heard various complaints about the big sheet cakes at Costco over the years, but this one just might be the most bizarre and frivolous ever. I could see a complaint if the name was spelled wrong or you wanted a birthday cake and got a baby shower cake instead, but saying that your dinosaur design is marked with the sign of the antichrist is certainly a new one.
I honestly had to double check the original story because it seemed like this must be an April Fool’s joke. Alas, no (though it is an old story originally published in November 2014). This woman really was outraged because she thought the Costco in Mesa, Arizona had decorated her grandson’s birthday cake with a “6-6-6” design hidden in the legs of the dinosaur. Seriously?!? Here’s a quote, and I don’t think she’s kidding around:
I was extremely shocked and upset to see a demonic symbol written clear as day on my six-year-old son’s birthday cake. What was supposed to be a whimsical dinosaur became something very distasteful. I was extremely surprised at Costco for allowing such an inappropriate joke be sold to an unsuspecting victim,” Jessica Eckerdt said in an interview with Examiner reporter John Albrecht.
Now, granted the dinosaur’s legs are a little swollen and it looks like he could be suffering from deep vein thrombosis, but they don’t really look like three number sixes. At least not to me. But then again, I don’t assume there are hidden messages about the devil in all of my food items. Why doesn’t she think they look like an ad for the Better Business Bureau with “b b b”? Or three upside down nines?
In the story they quote a Costco cake decorator that claims the dinosaur should have four legs, but I’ve got a picture of what they show in the stores and he really does look like a Tripod-osaurus with just three legs but I think that is probably just because the back legs are lined up so you wouldn’t see all four and also it is a cartoon dinosaur. The legs in the Costco warehouses aren’t quite as puffy though and one of the front legs looks more like it is on the other side of the body. In any case, a less than perfect cake decoration does not equate with satan. Unless this woman thinks that satan applied for a job at Costco in the bakery so that he could recruit small kids through hidden messages in birthday cakes. But honestly, that seems pretty unlikely because it would be really hard to decorate a cake with cloven hooves, don’t you think?
This just seemed so silly I had to share it with everyone so we could all have a good laugh this Tuesday.
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