Husband Gives Wife a Birthday Cake Shaped Like Her Favorite Thing: a Giant Amazon Package

Emily McGuire

Close-ups on Amazon package birthday cake
Emily McGuire

Emily McGuire admits she's a frequent and "proud"/ Amazon shopper. The photographer and mom of three tells CafeMom that she receives, on average, two to three "lovely brown Amazon boxes" per week -- and gets giddy over ever one of them. Heck, she's even been known to occasionally hide a few from her husband Waylon (aka "Mac"), who's well aware of her weekly routine.

He's so aware, in fact, that when Emily's recent birthday was approaching, Mac had the perfect idea: He ordered a customized cake from a bakery made to look exactly like one of her beloved Amazon packages. Needless to say, it was a hit.

  • The custom creation arrived looking very much like one of her weekly orders -- complete with a personalized shipping label and Amazon Prime tape!

    Photo of Emily McGuire's Amazon package cake
    Emily McGuire

    The cake, which was really a sight to behold, was made by the very talented team at Sweet Dreams Bakery in Dunn, North Carolina -- and it did not disappoint.

    "It was delicious!" McGuire tells CafeMom.

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  • When she first first laid eyes on the cake, Emily says her response was "pure laughter."

    Close-up on the cake's Amazon shipping label
    Emily McGuire

    "In that moment, I knew my husband 'gets me,'" she says. 

    He definitely does. And apparently, so do thousands of other women across the internet.

  • After Emily posted photos of the cake online, it was quickly picked up by popular Facebook pages, where it went viral.

    It's since racked up thousands of likes, shares, and comments -- many of which come from fellow moms who nurse a not-so-secret Amazon package addiction too.

    "I need this," wrote one woman. "I seriously have a package coming every day this week and two more before the 31st."

    "That cake has my name written all over it!" added another woman.

    "All fun and games until you sleepwalk and start chewing on a cardboard box thinking it’s a cake," joked someone else.

  • Emily admits the cake's sudden viral fame took her by surprise.

    "It’s been insane!" says the military mom, who runs her own photography business, Emily McGuire Photography.

    Still, it's nice to see that so many others out there can relate to her unmatched love for Amazon. (In fact, I'm willing to bet bakers will be getting a LOT of calls for similar creations in the coming months.)

    Happy belated birthday, Emily! And kudos to Mac for knocking it out of the park on the cake this year.

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