A woman who became a specialist in the making of lemon cakes is facing homelessness after her landlord threatened to evict her if she didn’t stop using the cake.
Melissa Maughan was in tears as she explained how she and her partner had turned a hobby into a full-time job in a local bakery.
“I thought I’d have a job, and it was just the cake that I was making,” Ms Maughans told the ABC’s Insiders program.
“And I just couldn’t find it.
“She’d give it as a cake to somebody for free, and that was the first time I realised how much I needed it.” “
After making a cake for a couple of weeks, Ms Mighans decided to start her own business. “
She’d give it as a cake to somebody for free, and that was the first time I realised how much I needed it.”
After making a cake for a couple of weeks, Ms Mighans decided to start her own business.
“It was a small business, but I thought it would just be me and my partner,” she said.
“My idea was, let’s just try and make a business.”
And then one day I was walking down the street, and I noticed a couple more cakes that I had never seen before, and they were all the same, and just like, oh my God, these are the same cakes I had in the past, and my husband said ‘oh my God’, and I said ‘well, what have you done to them?”’
Ms Maghans said she was “surprised” to be told she would have to pay the rent on top of the bakery’s lease.
“They’re not paying me anything because I don’t work for them anymore,” she explained.
It took the couple months to get the cakes back to Ms Maugan, who now has to find somewhere to live. “
That’s why I’m getting it out of the house and putting it up for rent.”
It took the couple months to get the cakes back to Ms Maugan, who now has to find somewhere to live.
“The cake is just something that’s been there for so long that it’s like it’s part of the family,” she admitted.
“This has been the thing that I’ve always loved and it’s just the icing on the cake.”
Ms Mathers cake is now a full time job, but the couple are still living in their home.
“A lot of people don’t have a home, they have a family,” Ms Mason said.