This was the scene inside a Cardiff cake shop as a woman wrecked a cake shop – because they had run out of her favourite flavour of cupcake.
Police were yesterday hunting the blonde woman accused of trashing the shop in the centre of Cardiff after being told: “Sorry we’ve sold them all.”
The woman lashed out in fury at Sugarswirlz in Dominions Arcade, when she was told the £2.20 “sweet-tooth fairy cakes” had all gone.
She dived behind the counter to grab shocked owner Sally Dodd by the hair.
Staff and customers had to duck for cover as she smashed plate glass display units, crashed down shelves and attacked a stand full of creamy cupcakes.
The irate woman then started to throw cupcakes round the shop – aiming them at shoppers and staff in the fit of cake-rage.
Police are appealing for help to trace the woman, who fled with her two young sons at Sugarswirlz cake shop in the middle of the Welsh capital.
Mrs Dodd, 43, said: “The woman went absolutely ballistic when she was told we didn’t have the cupcake flavour she wanted.
“It is called the sweet tooth fairy cake and is very popular.
“She didn’t even wait for us to tell her that if she waited we could bake some fresh cupcakes for her. She threw herself on the floor ranting and raving while her children screamed and shouted.
“Then she came round to my side of the counter and grabbed me by the hair before I could get out of her way.
“I managed to tear myself free before the woman started smashing glass display units and spilling cakes all over the floor. I’ve never seen anything like it. You expect a certain amount of risk running a bar or a pub but not in a cupcake shop.”
Mrs Dodd (pictured above, left), 43, totted up the damage to £400 at her Sugarswirlz shop, which she opened just two months ago.
The sweet tooth fairy cake is a big favourite at the shop – made out of an assortment of flavours, with candy floss on top.
Police were yesterday trying to trace the woman. She is described as well-built, 5ft 3in, white, aged between 35 and 45, with shoulder-length strawberry-blonde hair and a local accent.
Detectives are hoping that CCTV cameras will help to identify the woman who is believed to be from Newport, Gwent, South Wales.
A police spokeswoman said: “We are investigating an incident of actual bodily harm.
“Officers were called after a 43-year-old woman was assaulted and damage was caused to the premises.”
Det Insp Noel Harris said: “This was an unprovoked incident which caused a great deal of distress to the victim.
“There were several witnesses at the scene and we would ask anyone with information who hasn’t spoken to the police already to please contact us.”
Officers are looking for the white woman, who was wearing a mid-length green coat.