Corries Catherine Tyldesley cancels 40th birthday party after cake-gate upset

Coronation StreetstarCatherine Tyldesleyhas reportedly decided to call off her extravagant 40th birthday bash following a disagreement arising from her party planner's demand for complementary cakes in a scandal dubbed “cake-gate”.

The soap star had previously informed her followers on social media that she had encountered severe online harassment as a result of cake-gate, as well as emphasising her unwavering backing for small enterprises.

However, some insiders have now come out saying that Catherine has actually decided to discreetly cancel her birthday altogether.

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One source toldThe Mirror: “Cath was blindsided by cake-gate and found the whole thing very upsetting so she’s decided on a quieter celebration.

“She doesn’t blame NVRLND, but the whole situation left a sour taste so she felt it best to call it off."

The entire cake-gate scandal popped off last month when Rebecca Severs, proprietor of the Three Little Birds bakery located in Keighley, West Yorkshire, was approached with a demand for two custom-designed cakes and 100 cupcakes.

The baker was informed that her products wouldn't be compensated with monetary payment, but due to the involvement of a high-profile celebrity, she would receive recognition through publicity.

Posting on Facebook, Rebecca stated: “Unfortunately, as my mortgage provider doesn’t take payment ‘in the form of promotion on their socials’ and my staff can’t feed their kids with exposure on Instagram, I’ll have to decline your very generous offer.”

Catherine had reportedly enlisted the services of events company NVRLND to oversee her upcoming 40th birthday.

However, the Corrie star was allegedly left embarrassed when the bakery approached by NVRLND proposed compensation “in the form of promotion”, instead of real financial payment.

The situation prompted Catherine to later turn to her social media platforms to clarify the situation, labelling her post as "cake-gate – The Truth".

In the post, the actress told fans she had been trolled and that she had always supported small businesses.

Reports have suggested Catherine was unaware of the email made by NVRLND making the extravagant cake request.

The actress has subsequently used her Instagram page to commend NVRLND as an "amazing company."

Catherine also infamously remarked, "I hope the cake lady got the exposure she was craving.”

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