cakeIf you have to live in a world where lesbians and gay people exist, and man, you just don’t like it, and also you don’t appear to be that intelligent and/or good at your job, you can always fight back in your own, poorly presented way. That’s what happened to Sarah, a DC area woman who simply wanted a cake to celebrate her anniversary with her partner Lindsey:

A lesbian who lives in Washington, D.C., was appalled to find a homophobic message sloppily scrawled on a cake she’d ordered from a bakery in Arlington, Va.

Sarah, who asked that her last name not be used, tells The Advocate she placed an order for a cake with a bakery near her job in Arlington, intending to surprise her genderqueer partner, Lindsey, on the couple’s anniversary. She asked for a carrot cake, based on a design she saw in the bakery’s catalog that featured balloons on the cake’s top. Sarah asked that the custom design not include the balloons, but include the words “Happy Anniversary Lindsey! Love, Sarah.”

When Sarah picked up the cake today, she found that it not only contained the balloons she specifically requested be removed, but also an apparently homophobic message written in sloppy, unprofessional handwriting. The cake was also chocolate, despite Sarah’s request for a carrot cake because it’s Lindsey’s favorite flavor.

As the photo Sarah shared with The Advocate shows, the cake appears to read “Lesbian Anniv. No Ballons.”

The correlation between lack of education and neanderthal beliefs about LGBT people is well established. This is simply picture evidence.