There have been many controversies and fights blown out of proportion in the Real Housewives franchise; stripper-gate, panty-gate, cancer-gate, and now cake-gate. Siggy Flicker of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been more than upset this season regarding a birthday cake that was tossed in a restaurant. Now, the author is claiming she overreacted to the whole situation.
In the first episode of Season 8, the RHONJ ladies took a trip to Boca Raton, Florida. The girls’ trip was centered around Melissa Gorga’s birthday, and to help Teresa Giudice get away in the wake of losing her mother.
During a dinner on the night of Melissa’s birthday, Siggy presented the Envy owner with an over-the-top birthday cake. The three-tiered cake was an homage to Melissa’s boutique and was quite beautiful, which People reported cost $1,000.
Within what seemed like minutes, the cake was being dug into by Melissa and Teresa after the two poked fun at each other over drama that happened at Melissa’s bachelorette party. Teresa ended up throwing the cake and stand at Melissa who was running away laughing after already throwing chunks at each other.
Siggy was instantly aggravated and began yelling at her friends as she went to collect the cake off the ground. Cake-gate caused a huge rift in the Boca trip and split the ladies into two teams. In the weeks since the episode aired, Siggy has shared lengthy Instagram posts and tweets backing up her actions of calling Teresa and Melissa “animals” and “trashy.”
Episode 1 #RHONJ The mission of this trip was for Melissa to have a great birthday weekend and for Teresa to get a break after some tough times. The cake was a gift from me to Melissa. I wanted her to feel loved and special by the attention to detail that went into that cake. So when Margaret had the nerve to say, "alright, take it down a f*cking notch" to me after the cake was thrown, I was done. I am out here trying to empower women and she is undermining me over and over again. What you saw in the first episode is that it's clear certain people were trying to take me down with unnecessary jabs. Once again, all I did was plan a nice weekend for my friends and welcome Margaret with open arms. I did not throw an ounce of shade toward anyone in the group. All I got in return was jab after tab. Talk about toxic. Even though it can be difficult to watch "friends" make fun of me, I am thankful for all of the fans that tuned into for the Season 8 premiere and continue to support the show. Earlier I told you what I am. Let me tell you what I’m NOT. I’m not a back stabber. I’m not jealous of others. I’m not malicious. I’m not calculating. I’m not mean. I’m not manipulative. I’m not an opportunist. I’m not an ass kisser. I’m not scared or riddled with entitlement issues. As you see, I get a little excited at times. Stay tuned for the fireworks! With all that said, if you are reading this, ask yourself "What is your passion?" and once you find it, be the best at what you do! Read the rest – link in bio
Siggy appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Wednesday night to discuss the season of RHONJ so far. On the after show, Andy asked Siggy if she felt she overreacted about the cake being thrown. She responded with a swift “Yes” to Andy’s surprise.
She admitted to being a very dramatic person who gets overly excited about many situations. Siggy also explained she wasn’t so mad about the cake throw, but over the fact that her friends didn’t apologize for the act in general. She felt the cakemaker and the restaurant were disrespected and just wanted a simple apology.
Siggy also said her behavior was due to the fact that she was “babala” (Siggy for “drunk”) and regrets calling her friends “trashy” and “animals.” Teresa and Siggy reconciled on Wednesday night’s episode, but Melissa has yet to hash it out with her friend.
What a beautiful cake made by the most talented person in the world @jordi_panisello who is the pastry chef @bocaresort! I have been a proud member of this resort for years & I am thankful for all the heart and soul you put into that cake. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your time and dedication and I can’t wait to see everyone next weekend! #bocaraton #rhonj #respect #keepitclassy
It appears as cake-gate will continue into Episode 4 as the preview shows Siggy polling a group of friends on whether Melissa and Teresa were disrespectful over throwing the cake.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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