Internet cracks over customer who reacts ‘aggressively’ to baker’s request to pay for cake

The internet was divided when a baker asked his neighbor to pay for cake for a party they had also attended, hurting the customer. Viral Tiktok is grabbing a lot of attention from people protesting the online situation.


tiktoker @randomness that’s great is a baker, and she recently shared a video of herself making icing on a cake with vanilla frosting trendy deep house by Timtaj. In the video, words appeared on the screen explaining the situation.

“My neighbor usually orders me cake which I discount because he is loyal,” the post read. He iced the cake as the wording continued to explain the scenario.


“Neighbor: ‘Hey, do you want to come over for coffee on Friday? Tiktokar continued.

The baker agreed, and the neighbor, who had ordered the cake every two weeks up to this point, asked Tiktoker to make a vanilla cake and bring it, saying they could choose its design.


The baker asked about the size of the cake, asking if it was for its normal size, and the neighbor agreed. Then the date of the party approached and Tiktokkar brought the cake with him. During the party where coffee was served, the hostess also served cake to everyone, including other neighbors.

Upon leaving, the hostess didn’t offer to pay, but TikToker remembered asking later. On another occasion, he again saw the neighbor and picked him up.

The neighbor explained that she thought they were bringing the cake “as a gift”. When he found out how much the cake was, which was the normal price, Tiktoker said the neighbor “aggressively” opened his wallet and paid.


The Internet is divided over a neighbor’s request for the cake, and the baker attends the party after he is asked to pay. In the photo the pastry chef is decorating a cake.
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Months passed and the neighbor didn’t order any more cakes. The TikToker also brought a small cake for his neighbor to see, to which the neighbor replied, “How much will I have to pay for this?” Tiktoker assured her that the cake was a gift, and the neighbor said, “Thank you again.”

According to ZipRecruiterWork-from-home bakery workers earn anywhere from $14,500 to $130,000 per year. The national average is $25 per hour, which equates to $52,995 per year.

Viral Tiktok has been viewed by over 7 million people till date and has been viewed with over 400,000 likes and over 13,000 comments. People are divided on this topic as many think Baker was wrongly asking for payment while others took a different approach.


One TikToker doesn’t believe the neighbor was bothered to pay because he paid the baker every few weeks for a cake. “He’s upset because he saw you as a good friend and realized you saw him as a customer,” he said.

While another viewer admitted that they may not have actually charged the customer. “Since it was a gathering you attended and you eat and drink, usually you bring something to eat or drink as a courtesy,” he said.

“He asked you to bring something to the gathering and you charged him for it,” said another Tiktokar.

While one viewer admitted that they “can’t even imagine doing this to someone” who does this to them more often.

A TikToker though the position of both the sides was wrong. “You should have put it on the table when she was initially texting and she should have too,” he reasoned.

However, one viewer had a completely different reaction to the situation. “She was trying to take advantage of you,” he said. “Never give up on your work [regardless of how ‘loyal’], Maybe consider trading, but no discount.”

Another seemed to agree, saying that you “should always charge full price.” He also added, “I guess guys should never expect a discount, but that’s just me.”

“It was not a gift if he asked for it, it was an order,” explained another TikToker. “He should have known to pay.”