A woman ruined her stepmother’s 50th birthday party by sabotaging the cake as revenge for lifelong mistreatment.
As a child, growing up with a nasty stepmother was not easy.
She was mean, vindictive, and had an inferiority complex that she used to attack anyone who was doing well – especially those doing better than her.
Only Having Her Step Mother to Rely On
Her father was mostly absent during that time, and her mother was in and out of inpatient facilities until she passed away.
So her stepmother was the only available carer and guardian for her.
Staying Motivated Despite Her Upbringing
Despite the challenges, the woman had aspirations to go to school and be a psychologist.
She liked the structure the school offered and wanted to continue with it after graduation.
Kicked to the Curb
As soon as she was handed her diploma, the stepmother handed her a notice to vacate the property.
Less than a month later, she was homeless and supposed to start college a few months later.
Stepmother Threatened to Press Charges
Her father tried to intervene and prevent the eviction, since it was his home.
But, the stepmother was the main occupant in the house, and a local cop informed them that she could, in fact, remove her from the home and press trespassing charges if she ever came back.
To this day, the woman thinks he was likely full of it, but didn’t want to deal with it. So at the age of 18, she was homeless and uncertain of her future.
Struggling With Work and School
She found a place with a man who became her best friend, and they did try to attend school.
But between working full time to scrape by and the mental health issues that arose in the aftermath, she couldn’t continue and dropped out.
Being Completely Alone
Her father was unable to offer much support, and most of their family never cared to intervene.
The Stepmother Was Hiding Her True Self
The stepmother would call and gloat about how hard the real world is, make snide comments about her (dying) mother, and in the same breath offer sympathy and support if she came back home.
Being Ridiculed at the Dinner Table
At dinners, the stepmother would tell everyone that the woman was the first psychologist she’d ever seen working at McDonald’s.
If she defended herself, she would be chastised for not taking a joke.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
It was humiliating, and after a few years, the woman realized that she could block her, and her stepmother couldn’t do anything about it.
Finding Her Happy Place
Thankfully, her life turned around, and she found work as a pastry chef in a bakery she adores.
She would love to buy it someday if the owner would let her when he retires.
It’s not a life she ever imagined for herself, but it’s a good one that she could share with their fiancé, and she wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Trying to Repair What’s Broken
In the past two years, the woman resumed contact with her dad and stepmother. Despite the stepmother’s unpleasant behavior, she managed to establish boundaries and defend herself.
Stepmother Didn’t Like Her Success
At family gatherings, the woman would showcase her talent for making custom cakes. The stepmother disliked the woman’s job and was envious of her happiness and engagement.
Despite the stepmother’s constant criticism, the woman continued to bake for family events.
Finally Reaching Her Breaking Point
During the father’s birthday party, the woman baked a beautiful cake and provided pastries and cookies for guests.
The stepmother only had negative things to say about the cake. This was the last straw for the woman, who felt insulted and unappreciated!
A Plan for Revenge
When the stepmother asked the woman to bake her a cake for her fiftieth birthday, she agreed, but deliberately used low-quality ingredients and did not decorate the cake.
The stepmother was furious and accused her of ruining her party!
Saying She Ruined Her Party
The woman explained that, since she had previously insulted her baking skills and low-effort cakes, she assumed the stepmother would prefer such a cake.
A Happy Ending
The father did not take sides, but suggested the woman take a break from the stepmother.
She was happy to oblige and hoped the stepmother’s family would suffer from the dry cake.
The Internet Reacts
Piddy3825 commented, “Petty revenge – best served as a boxed sheet cake made with cheap imitation frosting from a can…”
Another added, “What did she expect? She still got better than she deserved. Should have made her one of those disgusting litter box cakes, since she’s such a mean person.”
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