Texas Bakery Rebounds After Rainbow Cookie Backlash

A bakery in Texas has been overwhelmed by support after a customer canceled a large order after the bakery wished the LGBTQ community a happy Pride month. Confections, based in Lufkin, posted a photo of rainbow heart cookies on Facebook with the caption, “More LOVE. Less hate. Happy Pride to all our LGBTQ friends! All lovers of cookies and happiness are welcome here.”

But the next day, Confections posted an update that they had lost a “significant amount of followers” because of the previous post and that one customer had canceled a special order of five dozen summer-themed cookies over the support for the LGBTQ community. “If you love our cookies, we will have an overabundance of them tomorrow,” they wrote.

And the next day? The small bakery that had been struggling to stay open during the last year was blown away by community support. Confections’ posts got tens of thousands of likes on Facebook and fans lined up around the corner to get into the bakery. By the end of the day, they had sold out of all their sweets.