Customer Makes the Day of Girl with Autism Who Isn’t Supposed to Decorate Cakes
This cake may not have perfect cursive lettering or pristine frosting hearts and swirls, but the supermarket employee who decorated it did her best to serve the customer's needs. The customer was offered a new cake, but refused.
Lisa Sarber Aldrich picked up a birthday cake from her neighborhood Meijer supermarket in Gaines Township, Michigan. Lisa wanted the cake decorated with the recipient's name so she asked who she thought was a bakery employee to add the lettering and pink frosting swirls. After a longer than usual wait, the employee returned with the cake. Lisa saw the lettering was not the typical style, but smiled, thanked the employee, and continued to the cash registers.
Her Facebook post says, "The cashiers at the self check out didn't think it was so funny though, and called a few more cashiers and a manager over to look, even taking pictures. To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said 'the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day.'"
Lisa updated the story in the comment thread of the original photo post, saying, "I talked to the store manager today. The wonderful lady who helped me with the cake did NOT get in trouble- they told her to do whatever she needed to do to serve the customer's needs, and she did just that."