A local baker was asked to create an extravagant cake to be given to Lebron James for his 27th birthday. The ticket: $3000 but the baker, Alethea Hickman, was offered a heap of free publicity from the Miami Heat and Lebron James’ camp in exchange. She took the offer.
Things got complicated when Jared Galbut, the party handler, had to explain to Hickman that Lebron’s people didn’t like her cake and decided to go with one of their own.
“I don’t even know where my cake went,” Hickman said. “I was mortified. They had me do it in the middle of the holiday rush and I hired additional people. Someone needs to pay.”
Galbut said James’ people decided Hickman’s work wasn’t fit for the king: “It just wasn’t what was expected. When LeBron’s people saw it, they just didn’t want to use it and decided to bring their own cake. I can’t tell LeBron James what birthday cake to eat. It’s LeBron James, for Christ’s sake.”
As for how much Galbut would pay Hickman if he were asked, he just said: “That cake couldn’t be worth more than $600. It’s flour, eggs and water.
I’m sure that it’s more than just flour an eggs especially if she had to hire extra workers to make this big extravagant cake. I can’t appraise a baked good but I do think someone has to pay for the cake they didn’t use.[Source]