Hurricane Dorian-themed cake from Publix prompts mixed reviews from shoppers

As Hurricane Dorian looms closer to Florida’s east coast, one supermarket chain cake decorator decided to lighten the mood with a hurricane-themed cookie cake — and the responses are mixed.

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Jessica Gouin, a Publix cake decorator, said she was with a co-worker when she made the decision to create the now-controversial cookie cake design.

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"I was with a co-worker and said 'I’m going to put a hurricane on a cake!'" Jessica Gouin, a Publix cake decorator in Neptune Beach, told ABC Action News. "They took off after I put them in our display case. I haven’t stopped making them yet."

Though Gouin claims she frosted the cake like the hurricane, which could make landfall this weekend as a Category 4 storm, to bring “people joy or a smile during these stressful times,” not everyone has been happy with the cheeky design.

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But, as Gouin pointed out, some have embraced her creation — and many have purchased the $10.99 Hurricane Dorian cookie cake, which is not available at every store.

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Publix did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time a controversial cookie cake from a Publix supermarket has made waves.

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In 2017, when Hurricane Irma was on its way to Florida, a Publix in Plantation sold a cake frosted to look like the impending storm.

The reaction was similarly split, with many arguing the cake was fun and others saying it was in bad taste.