Baker Apologizes for “Build That Wall” Valentine’s Day Cookie
A Washington state baker apologized after a customer complained about a Valentine’s Day cookie inscribed with the famous Trump campaign line “build that wall.”
Ken Bellingham, owner of Edmonds Bakery in Edmonds, WA said he only made one of the cookies, and it was meant to be a joke.
“Some are a little risqué, some are nice,” he said of the inscriptions on the Valentine’s Day treats. “I’m back there trying to think of what to write on a cookie. I try to be funny.”
Bellingham said he wasn’t trying to make a political statement with the dessert, in fact, he doesn’t think building a wall would solve the problems at the U.S. border.
“It’s not anything I endorse,” he said. “I don’t think building a wall will solve our problems.”
Last Thursday, Ana Carerra visited the bakery and posted an image of the cookie on Facebook.
Carerra found the cookie offensive, and said it was “hard to see words like that” because her family fled Mexico for the U.S. in the 1980s.
She claims that whether or not Bellingham admits it, “A cookie like this does represent that there is some hate coming out of this baker.”
The New York Post reports that while many comments on the bakery’s Facebook page were supportive of Bellingham, one individual wrote, “wait [until] people burn” the store down.
Last Friday, Bellingham discovered a note taped to the bakery door calling for a boycott of his business.