Baker apologises for ‘Build that Wall’ cookie

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state baker is apologising for a politically charged cookie that generated an uproar on social media.

KING-TV reported that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with ‘Build that Wall’ in frosting letters.

The wall refers to President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a southern-border wall.

The cookie was one of several decorated with messages such as ‘Addicted to Love’ and ‘Cool Beans’. Bellingham said the cookie was a joke and not meant as a political statement.

A woman, Ana Carrera, posted a photo of the cookie on Facebook, saying that as a person with Mexican heritage it felt personal.

Bellingham said someone taped a sign to the shop calling for a boycott.

A video image shows baker Ken Bellingham speaking during an interview at his shop in Edmonds, Washington