Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Food

Food Fight: Woman Sues Over Cupcake Sleeves

cupcake.jpg
Photo by R. E. ~ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

You know what your cupcake is missing? A sleeve.No, not the paper wrapping with which it's already adorned -- something else, that might make it look like an ice cream cone, a hamburger, or a tub of popcorn. (Because cupcakes are otherwise such unappealing foods.)

Fortunately, such an item exists -- the idea for the accoutrement was conceived of by Sheri Mersola and Theresa Deliberto, who trademarked it and began selling cupcake sleeves in 2009 under the company name Roundabout, reports NBC. But the following year, Deliberto resigned...only to open another cupcake sleeve vendor, with many of the same designs, under the name Cupcake Cuties.

Lies! Betrayal!

And of course...revenge. Mersola has filed suit against Deliberto, claiming that she violated the terms of her separation agreement, and demanding that all of Cupcake Cuties' sleeves be promptly disposed of. Hopefully, this won't leave too bad of a taste in either party's mouth.