A lot of you may remember a couple blog posts I did around this time last year about a Dallas based cupcake chain called Dimples Cupcakes. The two posts, here and here, recounted my horrific experience with the “CEO” of the company after he sent an email threatening me when he discovered a not so favorable post I made on a local message board. I posted about my disappointment with the way a Dimples employee treated me and handled my request for a donation for a fundraiser (now I know it was the CEO, Chad’s, life and business partner).
I will take a minute to re-iterate, again, that I was NOT disappointed with not receiving the donation, and I made that explicitly clear, but was upset with the tone and manner in which the employee dealt with me.
You can go back and read the posts if you’d like more details on what happened between me and Chad Sorrells after that, including the threatening email he sent me.
Over the last year, those two posts have continued to accumulate over 150 comments combined, the overwhelming majority unfavorable toward Dimples Cupcakes. I just kept getting stories from people who found my blog after googling “Dimples Cupcakes.” They left their accounts of ways Chad and his partner scammed them, treated them disrespectfully, etc. I kept thinking, “Somebody HAS to expose these guys!”
So when an editor from D Magazine contacted me, I was more than happy to help her connect with many of the people who commented on my original blog posts.
In the article published yesterday , October 20th, in D Magazine titled “Dimples Cupcakes Leave A Bad Taste,” the truth is finally revealed about the scam artists behind Dimples Cupcakes. It turns out, their sour attitude and threats toward me didn’t even scratch the surface of what these guys attempt to get away with every day.
And the article doesn’t even cover all the experiences I’ve heard, both in my comments section and via email, over the last year. If you’ve got the time, the comment section on this post, especially toward the end, recounts many, many more poor experiences revolving around Dimples Cupcakes and their management/ownership.
I hope Karma finally gets back to Dimples Cupcakes (although I feel bad for the unfortunate, unknowing employees who I bet will go unpaid). These guys don’t deserve a dime of anyone’s money. There are SO many excellent cupcakeries in town. Give your business to bakeries who are supporting the local economy by actually *paying* their employees. Give it to companies who strive to treat their customers AND vendors with respect.
I can’t say I’ve visited too many cupcake places in town, so I’m not super helpful, but I’d LOVE to hear your suggestion for the best cupcake place in the Dallas area. Who would you rather give your money to?