One woman combined politics, feminism, and black girl magic into one empowering birthday cake.
Sabrina Hersi Issa celebrated her birthday with a cake inspired by California Rep. Maxine Waters. The CEO of Be Bold Media, a digital agency that focuses on humanitarian issues, tweeted a photo of the dessert, expressing how happy she was with how it turned out.
The coconut layer cake made by a Washington D.C.-based bakery called The Cakeroom was decorated with a photo of Waters and one of her recent viral Twitter quotes that reads, “I am a strong black woman. I cannot be intimidated, and I’m not going anywhere.” The cake also cleverly included Waters’ Twitter handle, complete with the blue “Following” icon.
This is my birthday cake.— Sabrina Hersi Issa (@beingbrina) April 16, 2017
I am so happy.
Waters originally tweeted this now-famous quote after Bill O’Reilly sparked controversy with his absurd and insulting remarks about her hair resembling a “James Brown wig.”
I am a strong black woman. I cannot be intimidated, and I'm not going anywhere. #BlackWomenAtWork— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 29, 2017
The internet rallied behind Waters and criticized O’Reilly for managing to exemplify sexism and racism with one idiotic comment.
Hilariously enough, Issa said that her cake had accidentally ended up in the wrong hands, thanks to a blunder made by the bakery.
“When I went to pick it up I found out there was a mix-up at the shop and they accidentally sent my cake to the wrong customer!" Issa said in an email to Mic. "Can you imagine getting this out of context? To the casino manager dude celebrating his 40th birthday and was expecting a cake replicating a poker table, I hope you enjoyed Maxine's cameo to your party!"
Eventually, the cake made its way to the rightful owner, and she shared the photo of it on various social media platforms. Even Waters herself spotted the picture on Instagram and left Issa a “Happy Birthday” greeting in the comments.
Issa’s cake brings a whole new meaning to the concept of eating one’s words.
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