Mystery surrounds the dumping of a six-tier wedding cake found abandoned on a suburban kerbside.
The elaborate dessert was found by a Melbourne woman during a walk with her two kids on Saturday afternoon in Balwyn, in the city’s east.
In a post on her Facebook page she speculated on the circumstances leading up to the sweet creation being abandoned.
“I would love to know why a wedding cake was left on the side of the road which we found on our dog walk today,” she wrote.
“Bad cake maker? Flavour not up to scratch? Wedding was a disaster?.”
A photo of the beautiful cake featuring the woman’s two children investigating its innards attracted nearly 900 comments from bewildered social media users.
Coincidently the woman runs a Facebook page called Fifty Shades of Cake, which is a dedicated group for cake lovers to discuss all things cake-related.
Many begged the mother to return to the property and knock on the home’s door to try to solve the conundrum.
She returned to the scene on Monday, two days after first spotting the cake, to find it hadn’t moved.
“Drove past on way home and it’s still there,” she said.
“Don’t just drive by - stop and knock on the door. We are all far too invested now to not know,” someone urged.
“Don't come back until you've found out,” another added.
The timing of the discovery sparked speculation the cake might have been “Bill Shorten’s celebration cake” following his loss in Saturday’s federal election.
Some thought perhaps the cake was fake and had been left to be picked up in the council’s hard rubbish collection, but the woman confirmed it was actually fresh.
“It looks so fake but the top missing tier had ganache and crumbs everywhere! It was definitely fondant,” she said.
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