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Friday, January 6, 2012

Another Year, Another Story About Lebron James' Birthday Cake

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

The LeBron James-approved cake lost to the Dirk Nowitzki-approved cake in six. - IMAGE VIA
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  • The LeBron James-approved cake lost to the Dirk Nowitzki-approved cake in six.
One year ago, Gut Check marveled at the Tower of Babel-esque birthday cake made for basketball megastar and serial playoff choke artist LeBron James. So we weren't exactly surprised to see this week's news from the Miami Herald that LeBron James' "people" had rejected the cake prepared for his birthday this year.

Seems a Boca Raton, Florida, baker named Alethea Hickman was conscripted at the last minute to provide a $3,000 cake for King James' party gratis.

So Hickman designed a Heat-red cake with edible gold dust and an edible crown on top.

But when she went online early on New Year's Day, the photos tweeted worldwide were those of an ivory-colored rum cake with gold lion's heads from Miami's Divine Delicacies.

Hickman is understandably "mortified" and wants to get paid. But without a doubt the best quote in the piece comes from a hotel official: 

"I can't tell LeBron James what birthday cake to eat. It's LeBron James, for Christ's sake."

(h/t: Eater)

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