A Florida supermarket chain is in the attention of the typhoon — for growing a cake adorned with an ominous Hurricane Dorian bearing down at the Sunshine State.
Jessica Sullivan shared an image of the storm-themed cookie cake — replete with a huge “cone of uncertainty” — on Facebook with the caption: “Publix has all your hurricane celebration resources.”
She advised ABC News she offered the pastry baked via Linda Hardenberdgh at Publix Super Market at Julington Village in St. Johns, Florida, on Wednesday.
The one-pound “Chocolate chip message cookie,” which functions a crimson Dorian, lime inexperienced Florida and blue icing waves, cost $10.Ninety-nine.
One Twitter user who additionally shared Sullivan’s photograph wrote, “Only in Florida and simplest at Publix.”
Some have been offended that the pastry made mild of a doubtlessly catastrophic situation, writing, “now not humorous.”
But Sullivan brushed off the criticism and said she thought the cake was just “funny.”
“I suggest, yeah, those storms are severe, but if you couldn’t discover a few humor in a crappy state of affairs you may cross nuts,” she told CNN.
She said she went shopping for a birthday cake for her son and saw the cookie and determined to get it due to the fact she figured it might allay her boys’ fears approximately hurricanes.
Publix sought to climate the hurricane through tweeting: “It is never our goal to offend all people with the goods we provide and I express regret that we allow you to down.”