Connect with us

Featured

Girl, 9, bakes sympathy cupcake for PM decorated to resemble May’s face

Published

on

Theresa May has found an unlikely ally after a spate of Brexit backlash resignations – a nine-year-old baking enthusiast.

Gabby Balaes, from the Home Counties, made the prime minister a cupcake depicting the politician’s face after hearing from her father that Mrs May had been having a difficult time.

Mrs May said during a BBC radio phone-in: “I’ve had a huge number of messages – really kind messages – from people up and down the country, who have sent me flowers.

“One nine-year-old actually baked a cupcake with my face on it. There was a message. It said that her dad had said I’d had a tough week and she wanted to make me smile.”

Gabby Balaes, 9, with a cupcake that she baked for the prime minister
Image:
Gabby Balaes, 9, wanted to put a smile on the PM’s face after a tough week
Undated handout photo issued by 10 Downing Street of a cupcake featuring Theresa May's face that Gabby Balaes, 9, baked for the Prime Minister. Mrs May told the BBC: "There was a message. It said that her dad had said I'd had a tough week and she wanted to make me smile." PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 23, 2018. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: 10 Downing Street/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting
Image:
It is not known whether Mrs May enjoyed eating the cake

It has not been confirmed whether Mrs May ate the glittery cupcake, but her diabetes means she should avoid sugar generally.

The cupcake may have brought back an awkward memory for Mrs May, who was taunted by the EU President Donald Tusk in September with a social media post about cake.

He posted a picture of Mrs May with a strategically positioned tray of cakes captioned: “A piece of cake, perhaps? Sorry, no cherries.”

His comment referred to repeated accusations of Britain trying to cherry pick what it wants from the EU negotiations.

Continue Reading
Advertisement Find your dream job

Trending