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Wife Supported for Tricking In-Laws Into Eating Her Food

Thousands of internet commenters were left perplexed after one woman explained why she needed to “trick” her husband’s family into trying a dessert she made.

In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/throwra_siptik (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said she married into a family of bakers and detailed the years of competition that led to her bringing a plate of familiar-looking cake pops to a Memorial Day barbecue.

Titled, “[Am I the a**hole] for ticking my in-laws into trying my food?” the viral post has received more than 19,000 and 1,900 votes in the last 12 hours.

Beginning by acknowledging that her dessert-related shenanigans weren’t her “proudest moment,” the original poster said when she first married her husband, the first thing she learned was that her sister-in-law is “known” for making cupcakes and cake pops.

The original poster, who noted that she also bakes, added that she quickly learned that nothing she made would ever be good enough for her husband’s family, or could stand up to her husband’s sister.

“Even when [my husband] mentioned how good my stuff was, everyone would say that [my sister-in-law] sells hers and they’re popular so they must be better,” OP wrote. “Whenever I bring treats, they are often left untouched…they ask me to bring something every get together and never touch it.”

But before a family gathering on May 30, the original poster said she came up with a plan to gain a secret edge on her sister-in-law.

“[My sister-in-law] decided to bring cake pops. She posted them on her Instagram the night before,” OP wrote. “So, and I know this [is] immature, I made the exact same ones as she did, same flavor and design.”

“After we eat, I noticed the family eating my cake pops and not [sister-in-law’s]. She didn’t notice at first and then asked if they weren’t feeling cake pops,” OP continued. “They said they just ate them and they were the best she ever made and asked what she did different. [Mother-in-law] even said they looked so much better in person than in the picture.”

“[My sister-in-law] was confused and said hers were still on the table,” OP added. “That’s when I said, ‘Oh, I brought those. Glad you enjoyed them.'”

Conflicts between in-laws are common and, in some cases, expected. Unsurprisingly, pettiness between in-laws is just as common, and just as expected.

While a seeming majority of nightmare in-law stories feature overbearing mothers-in-law set on undermining their child’s spouse by any means necessary, nightmare tales about brothers and sisters-in-law are strewn across the internet as well.

For sisters-in-law specifically, psychology website The Narcissistic Life asserts that fierce competition with a brother’s wife or significant other’s sister can be “disheartening,” and can cause “strain on your own marriage and your relationship with your partner’s other family members.”

In a list of ways to deal with an overly-competitive sister-in-law, The Narcissistic Life included distance, dialogue and setting boundaries as potential solutions.

Making identical cake pops to your sister-in-law in order to fool a family into eating them, however, was not listed.

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Members of Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum were quick to defend one woman who said she “tricked” her family into trying her baked goods.
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Despite the original poster’s petty plot against her sister-in-law, Redditors responding to her viral post remained focused on the reason she employed the plan in the first place.

“[Not the a**hole],” Redditor u/EmptyPlates wrote in the post’s top comment, which has received nearly 22,000 votes. “But [your husband’s] family is full of [a**holes].”

“And liars,” Redditor u/ScarlettSparrow added, receiving nearly 8,000 votes.

Redditor u/brainfreeze4445, whose comment has received more than 9,000 votes, offered a more levelheaded perspective.

“What you did was petty,” they wrote. “I don’t blame you for being pissed at them but it was still petty as hell.”

“For that reason I give you a soft [you’re the a**hole] and a high five for making them look dumb,” they added.

In a separate comment, which has received more than 2,000 votes, Redditor u/MySquishyFishy echoed that sentiment but made it clear that the original poster was entirely justified to do what she did.

“People are going to say you’re [the a**hole] for all that petty, but you know what, I’m here for it,” they wrote. “[Your sister-in-law] needed to be taken down a notch, and the family needed to hear how s**tily they’ve been treating you. You’re not obligated to follow along while everyone puffs up her ego.”

Newsweek reached out to u/throwra_siptik for comment.

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