Dairy Queen employee fired after mistaking 'Moana' for 'marijuana' on birthday cake

A Dairy Queen employee was fired this week after mistakenly hearing “marijuana” instead of “Moana” when she took an order for a themed birthday cake.

Cassandra Walker, an employee at the fast-food chain, said her manager misheard a request from a customer who wanted a movie-themed cake to celebrate her daughter’s 25th birthday.

The customer, the mother of Kensli Daivs, called the local branch of the restaurant to request a “Moana”-themed birthday cake — a reference to her daughter’s favorite Disney movie — but the employee heard “marijuana” instead, CNN reported.

Davis posted a photo on Facebook showing the green-and-white cake, which features a marijuana leaf and a green “My Little Pony” character smoking and with bloodshot eyes.


“My mama called and ordered me a cake telling them how much I loved Moana. (Because I really do),” the Facebook post reads. “Well needless to say these people thought she said marijuana  That ice cream cake was still good though.”

The post, made on July 2, has since gone viral on social media.

Walker, who worked at the Dairy Queen for about a year, was fired on Monday and said the mix-up wasn’t her fault and that her manager approved the design.

“The manager stood behind me while I pulled the images off the internet,” Walker told USA Today. “She walked by as I decorated the cake. As I boxed the cake up, she was the one who walked it up to the front.”

By Thursday afternoon, another store manager called Walker to offer to reinstate her, but she declined because of how she’d been treated, USA Today reports.

“It’s not funny to me,” she said.