The bakery that was behind the infamous ‘sprinklegate’ debacle has gone on a hilarious rant against a copycat in Wales.
Get Baked, based in Leeds, said that a different dessert business has been stealing its social media posts and trying to pass them off as their own.
The popular cake shop and bakery, which is known for its giant ‘Bruce’ cakes and viral sprinkles (amongst other things), shared a post to its social media channels last night taking aim at the Welsh wannabes.
The bakery’s chief baker jokingly said they were concerned the thief ‘might hurt me and/or turn me into a lampshade’, reports The Hoot.
Calling the whole situation a ‘cake-derived version of inception’, he then goes down a ‘pie dealership’ rabbit hole before concluding: “It’s f***ing madness, all this.”
The full post shared to Get Baked’s Instagram page read: “So I’ve been sent quite a few messages about this dessert place in Wales, that has started stealing our Facebook statuses, and using them on their page.
“Sometimes it’s just ending things with stuff like “hope you fail,” and sometimes it’s word for word, with the occasional word change, which incidentally, and unfortunately for them, removes the humour from the whole situation.
“Anyway, it’s a strange one, I’m flattered but also slightly concerned that the person might hurt me, and/or turn me into a lampshade.
Image: Get Baked
“I think this is what it’s like for people when they find out someone is using their photo for a fake Tinder profile.
“Part of me is disgusted, another part of me is ever so slightly turned on.
“Not horny, just like vaguely aware of the sensation.
“They’re probably going to talk about this status on their page, which is like a cake-derived version of inception, where one pie dealership talks about another pie dealership, in a manner that suggests that they are that pie dealership, even though they’re not, and the other pie dealership knows it’s going on, and they know that the other pie dealership know’s what’s going on.
“It’s f****** madness all this.”
Image: Get Baked
Shared with the caption ‘A short tale’, the bakery later added in the comments that they wouldn’t be naming and shaming the culprits – although it appears that post has now disappeared from the page.
Comparing the copycat to someone who feeds their dog chocolate, the owner said he wasn’t upset or annoyed – rather that he found the whole thing funny.
Whilst copycats have become an increasing problem for independent small businesses thanks to social media, we have to say Get Baked has handled it with more humour than most.
That said, we think the top comment award has to go to The Wee Bakery, who wrote: “Please PLEASE tell me their version of Bruce is Bryn.”
Cheadle care home asks locals to take their dogs to its ‘Canine Café’ next week to cheer up residents
A Greater Manchester care home is calling on locals to take their dogs down to its ‘Canine Café’ next week to help cheer up the residents.
After recent studies have shown that introducing dogs into care home settings can help lift people’s mood and increase social interaction among the community, Abney Court Care Home in the Trafford town of Cheadle – which sits within the picturesque grounds of Abney Hall Park – has decided to host its very-own ‘Canine Café’ next week.
But in a bid to make sure there’s enough canine cuddles for all the residents, staff at the home are asking the public to bring their own four-legged friends down to the party.
Abney Court created the canine-themed event after being inspired by the positive impact previous animal visits have had on residents’ wellbeing in the past, and after hearing how much they missed the company of their own pets from their younger years.
Cheadle care home asks locals to take their dogs to its ‘Canine Café’ next week to cheer up residents / Credit: Care UK (via Facebook)
Taking place next Friday 8 March from 11am-12pm, Abney Court’s ‘Canine Café’ gives attendees the chance to enjoy loads of tasty puppy-themed treats and drinks, all while being in the company of furry friends.
Of course, all four-legged guests will be taken good care of too.
Not only will the pups be able to enjoy plenty of fuss from the home’s residents, but they’ll also get the opportunity to play with the other pooches, and be treated to their very-own ‘pup cake’ too.
There’ll also be lots of garden games and a raffle too, so everyone has a shot a winning a whole host of goodies to take home.
Inviting the Greater Manchester public down to the party next week, Amcia Hara, who is the Home Manager at Abney Court, said: “We are looking forward to inviting the local community to our Canine Café, as atudies have shown that introducing dogs into care homes can help lift people’s mood and increase social interaction.
“The human-animal bond is powerful in promoting self-esteem and wellbeing, which is exactly why we feel our Canine Café is set to be a brilliant event.
“Whether you have your own dog or simply an animal lover, we’d encourage you to come along to our event.”
Abney Court Care Home’s Canine Café is happening next Friday 8 March from 11am-12pm.
Featured Image – Abney Court (via Facebook)
Jason Manford is joining the cast of Waterloo Road as the new headteacher
The BBC has announced that Jason Manford will be joining the cast of Waterloo Road, and he’s got himself a starring role in it too.
The famous Manc may be more known for his stand-up comedy, screen presenting work, and on-stage musicaltheatre gigs – but now, he’s giving TV acting a go, and will be stepping into the role of the fictional school’s new headteacher in the next series of the show that’s set to air later this year.
Manford will play Steve Savage – or Mr Savage, to the kids – who goes on to have a big impact on the staff and pupils at Waterloo Road, but not before he ruffles a few feathers along the way.
While the BBC has teased that Manford’s new role as headteacher will leave people questioning how the future looks for current headteacher Kim Campbell, viewers will apparently just have to “wait and see” how the storyline plays out.
Manford has admitted it’s an “absolute treat” to have joined the cast of the popular show.
Speaking on his new role as the casting was announced on the official BBC social media platforms yesterday, Manford said: “What an absolute treat it is to join the cast and crew of Waterloo Road, right here in my home city of Manchester.
“My kids and I binged the show during lockdown.
“It’s such a brilliant and iconic show, so I’m dead proud to now be part of its history. Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher, and now becoming a headteacher, I know I would have been terrible.”
Alongside Manford in his new role, the BBC has also announced that a whole host of other new characters are being thrown into the mix for the next series too – including Saira Choudhry as Nisha Chandra, the school’s newest maths teacher, and a gaggle of new students played by Olly Rhodes, Nathan Wood, Sonya Nisa, Miya Ocego, Danny Murphy, and Matthew Khan.
Jason Manford is joining the cast of Waterloo Road as the new headteacher / Credit: BBC
Fellow famous Mancs Adam Thomas and Kym Marsh are also set to return, alongside the rest of the current teaching staff and plenty of the same students.
Waterloo Road has continued to remain as popular as ever since its long-awaited return to TV screens last year, with the latest reboot series having been watched weekly on BBC One by audiences in their millions.
It’s also cemented its position as one of the top shows on BBC iPlayer for viewers under 35 too.