LUFKIN, Texas (KXAN) — When an east Texas bakery unveiled a batch of heart-shaped, rainbow-iced cookies in honor of Satisfaction Month, it didn’t count on to prepare dinner up controversy.
The homeowners of Confections, an unbiased bakery in Lufkin, say they obtained vital backlash after posting a photograph of the cookies — together with misplaced social media followers and, extra troubling, cancelled enterprise.
“At the moment has been arduous. Actually arduous,” reads a Fb put up from Thursday. “… My coronary heart is heavy. Actually, I by no means thought a put up that actually mentioned ‘extra love, much less hate’ would lead to this type of backlash to a really small enterprise that’s struggling to remain afloat and unfold a bit of cheer by baked items.”
Confections homeowners, sisters Daybreak and Miranda, mentioned one buyer cancelled a five-dozen cookie order that had already been baked, adorned and was set to be picked up the next day.
However when information of the incident unfold, Confections was met with yet one more shock: overwhelming assist. The subsequent day, the small bakery had an enormous line extending across the block. The sudden outpouring was so nice, they had been pressured to shut early so as to meet demand.
“We’ve offered out. All this consideration on our small enterprise may be very humbling… within the 11 years we’ve been open, we’ve by no means seen something fairly like this,” Daybreak wrote by way of Fb.
Daybreak says close to the tip of the day on Saturday, they’d run out of things to promote — so clients donated to the charity of the sisters’ alternative, native animal rescues.
The sisters say they respect the assist and are doing their greatest to maintain up. They’re additionally nonetheless baking the rainbow cookie. Their most up-to-date Fb put up indicators off: “Extra love. Much less hate. At all times.”
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