Jennifer Lopez's Birthday Cake Controversy

Jennifer Lopez's Birthday Cake Controversy

Last week, Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday in the Hamptons with best friend Leah Remini, Khloe Kardashian, among others. But the real star of the party was the cake. The six-foot-long creation got mixed reviews, but the cake artist is only concerned about one opinion — J.Lo’s!

Last week Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday in the Hamptons with her best friend and Khloe Kardashian among others. The real star of the party was the cake. The six-foot long creation got mixed reviews, but the cake artist is only concerned with one opinion. J.lo's. I found out the next day that she literally thought it was a work of artistry. The craftsmanship and most importantly she thought it was delicious. That's a huge honor for me in this business. J. Lo liked it and so did her party guests. But the pastry chef got a lot of flak on social media for the birthday cake. It was the star lounging on a lion. Publicity-wise, I had no idea. From Kathy on Twitter, pretty tacky and doesn't look like anyone. Then he tweeted, not feeling this cake, kind of creepy, why is she hugging a lion from behind. Everyone's got their own opinion, you know. The bottom line is everybody's criticism, it's a piece of artwork. It was no small task and no time to spare after out of the blue call from Jen's personal chef and party planner for this cake just two days before the party. He's like, yeah, it's for Jennifer Lopez. I'm like, oh, my god. She wanted me to put Jennifer Lopez laying down on this huge creature holding it. Just a sense of power. Samantha quickly got busy and sketched, baked, and sculpted the six-foot-long, 100-pound cake. It was lemon flavored. Samantha is known for creating unique and artistic cake designs and is glad people are talking about it. Everyone's going to get critiqued as an artist. Me, especially, give me the criticism. It'll make me better for the next big cake.