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California Bakery under fire by homophobes for creating a transgender Ken doll birthday cake

2016-08-28
A bakery in California has come under fire for creating a custom-made birthday cake featuring a transgender Ken doll wearing a pink dress. Freeport Bakery shared an image of the cake on their facebook page and soon after, staff were receiving a number of homophobic messages. According to The Metro, one customer said, "I will never call you for a cake ever, again, and I am throwing yours cards to the garbage." Marlene Goetzeler, co-owner of the bakery told the Huffington post: "I don't ask people why they're buying a cake. I don't say. 'Are you gay? Are you transgender?' It's not something that comes up." "We've done a lot of same-sex marriage cakes - we've done them for years. We've done these Ken cakes before, but it's the first time I posted it." The comments on the photo have since been removed and the bakery has now been receiving messages of support. Marlene states that the bakery will not change the way it does business: "We're in the business of spearing joy - that's what we do. We make cakes that people love, and that's what we'll continue to do." More stories: Meet the men looking for love on new gay dating show ‘Finding Prince Charming’ Watch the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 queens make their entraces