The Great Cake Pop Heist: How One Woman Outwitted Her Sister-in-Law and Won the Internet

A woman narrated how she tricked her in-laws into trying her food after they turned it down so many times. Her “cake pop swap” earned her the ire of her in-laws but was cheered by netizens who applauded her gumption.

Are They Kay’s?

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The original poster (OP) got married to a family of bakers. And, she, too, is a baker. You would think this would be an excellent opportunity to learn from each other and try each other’s recipes. However, it was the opposite. They ended up having an unhealthy competition, making the OP feel like an outcast.

OP’s brother-in-law has a wife called Kay, who is known for her cake pops and cupcakes in the family. When OP first met the family, she first learned how Kay was the cupcake and cake pops guru. Everybody would not stop talking about it.

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Not Kay’s

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Whenever OP brought cake treats to the family events, nobody touched them because “they were not Kay’s.”

OP clarified that Kay was mainly a baker while she specialized in professionally decorating cakes. However, Kay dismissed OP’s cakes saying that overly decorated cakes were only meant to compensate for the bad taste. The whole family, including Pete (OP’s husband), agreed that well-decorated cakes were not good when it came to taste.

A Perfectly Executed Trick

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So the family was to have a BBQ party for Memorial Day, and everyone was to bring their treats. Kay made her cake pops and posted them on her Instagram the night before.

OP jumped on the opportunity and made the same treats as Kay’s—same design, same flavor.

When they got to the event, everybody asked for OP’s treat, and she told them they were still in the car and that she would get them in a few minutes.

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Grabbed Her Cake Pops

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So OP waited for when everybody was out, and she dashed to the car, grabbed her cake pops, and strategically set them next to Kay’s.

When it was dessert time, OP noticed that people were eating her treats, not Kay’s. When Kay asked about the treats people ate, they said they were okay. Some even said those were the best cake pops they have ever eaten. She even received questions wanting to know what she did differently.

Better in Person

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OP’s mother-in-law even said those cake pops looked much better in person than in pictures; little did she know OP brought those.

Confused, Kay told the people her treats were still on the table, intact. This is when OP stood and said the treats people ate were hers, and she was glad they enjoyed them.

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Mad Kay

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This was when Kay’s husband said he had not had any cake pop yet, yet OP had spotted him eating two.

Kay was mad and did not say anything for the rest of the night.

Later, Kay’s husband said OP’s move was mean and insisted OP only did that because Kay was a better baker. Luckily, Pete maintained that it was ridiculous how much the family puts down OP’s baking even without trying it.

Was OP wrong for pulling this trick?

Redditors Weigh In

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One Redditor said, “NTA, but Pete’s family is full of AHs.”

Replying to the above comment, another said, “Right? They try to make sure OP always feels like an outsider and inferior. They even tell her they won’t taste her cakes because they were not Kay’s. What the heck? I would have either stopped bringing food or would buy the cheapest thing available in the supermarket.”

A section of Redditors disagreed with what OP did. For instance, one said, “What you did was petty. I don’t blame you for being {annoyed} at them, but it was still petty as {anything}. Therefore, I give you a soft YTA and a high five for making them look dumb.”

Was OP wrong for pulling out this trick? Were her actions worth it?

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She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

They DESTROYED His Skid Loader and Didn’t Pay Him Back Now They Want Him to “Get Over Himself”

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Is he holding a grudge, or does he have a legitimate grievance?

A Reddit user has shared a story about how a 10-year-old grudge has caused a rift between her brother-in-law (BIL) and her family.

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Woman STORMS Out of Her Baby Shower After Telling off Her DELUSIONAL In-Laws: Who Is To Blame for the Situation?

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Her in-laws were totally delusional, and she just lost it!

A woman, 27 years old, was expecting her first child with her husband. This child was the first grandchild in the husband’s family. Now, we all know the excitement and adoration that comes with the first grandchild’s arrival.

Unfortunately, it was not all jolly for this woman as her husband’s family couldn’t just accept the gender of the child.

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Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking in Front of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made the City Put a Handicapped Spot There

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A Reddit user has shared his parking wars story after he got the city to put a handicapped spot in front of his grandparent’s house.

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She Interrupted Her Husband’s Live Stream and Screamed At Him Live, On-Air After He Abandoned Their Child To Catch Up With His Fans

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A woman posted in the “Am I the ***hole” wanting to know if she was in the wrong for interrupting her husband’s live stream and going off on him after the man abandoned their child.

She Interrupted Her Husband’s Live Stream and Screamed At Him Live, On-Air After He Abandoned Their Child To Catch Up With His Fans

 

 

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