This Very Literal Birthday Cake Takes the, Erm, Cake
Tous Les Jours is slashing prices off their menu in response!
(SPOT.ph) Nothing says "happy birthday!" like having your favorite cake at the center of the table. The dessert delivers on the festive feels with its sweet, indulgent profile—plus it makes for some serious eye candy as cakes can be decorated so many ways. One of the popular ways of embellishing a cake is by having messages like "Happy birthday!" piped on top, and this is typically easily requested from the cake shop for little to no extra fee. One cake from Korean bakeshop Tous Les Jours, however, has been making the rounds on social media for how it takes the message-requesting process to (very) literal levels—and in light of this, they're offering a sweet, limited-time discount!
Here's the deal on the viral Tous Les Jours cake:
What went down?
In a social media post, Facebook user Cha De Castro shares how they ordered an Ube Party Cake from Tous Les Jours via the food delivery app Grab. De Castro chatted with the driver in Filipino for a piped-on message request for the cake: "Pakisabi sa store [na] pakilagyan po ng 'Happy Birthday!' kahit sa body na lang ng cake." True enough, the cake they received literally said just that: "Happy Birthday sa body ng cake."
The post definitely left us ROFL-ing, as it did many others—as of writing the post has about 23,000 laugh reactions and 9,400 shares.
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Tous Les Jours' Response + Promo
De Castro has clarified that Tous Les Jours and Grab have apologized (and that her post is just for "good vibes"), with Tous Les Jours putting up a public apology post where they say they're "undertaking a thorough investigation" on the incident. But in the name of going the extra mile—and poking some good, witty fun at themselves while they're at it—Tous Les Jours is also offering a 20% Discount on all items at all their shops!
All you need to do is say "We're sorry sa body ng cake!" upon checkout. This is valid until tomorrow, September 26. Tous Les Jours also assures us that "no one has been let go due to [the cake] incident."
Tous Les Jours has branches at G/L Glorietta 4, Hotel Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City and Shopwise Arcade, Araneta Center, Quezon City. See a list of Tous Les Jours branches. For more information, check out Tous Les Jours Philippines' Facebook page.
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