This story highlights what should have been obvious to the baker: our tradition serves to inform us and uplift us, not uplift itself. The care and honor that the baker showed to the challot should have been bestowed upon his wife.
loving and uplifting, not condemning
We see a similar story when we turn ahead to the story of Yeshua and the adultress.
But Yeshua went to Har HaZeitim. In the morning, entered the Temple again. All of the people came to him, and he sat and taught them. The scholars and the Prushim brought a woman before him who was caught committing adultery, and they stood her in the middle. They said to him, "Rabbi this woman was captured because of an act of adultery. Moshes commanded us in the Torah to stone women like these. But what do you say?" They said this to test him, to find an accusation against him. Yeshua bent down and made marks on the floor with his finger. When they asked him once more, he lifted his eyes and said to them, "Who among you is innocent of transgression? Let him cast the first stone at her." He bent down once more and made marks on the floor. They heard, and their heart struck them. They went out one by one, beginning with the older ones, down to the last. Yeshua alone remained, and the woman was standing in the middle. Yeshua lifted his eyes and saw that there was no one but the woman alone. He said to her, "Woman, where are your accusers? Does anyone condemn you?" She said, "No one, my master." He said,"Then I will not condemn you either. Go on your way, and do not sin anymore." --Yochanan 8:1-11, DHE
As we see how Yeshua responds to the accusers, it is evident that while the adultress' behavior is improper, he finds the accusers' behavior equally distasteful. Their callous speech and their heckling not only bring her embarassment, but show their inability to have compassion and consider the feelings of a fellow human being. Truly, adultery is wrong, but lowering another human being in shame is also wrong. Yeshua tries to show them this by calling them on the carpet with their possible litany of sins.
As we strive to serve the Creator, let us do so in such a way that we do not disregard the ability of another to repent and be restored. Let us regard each other with kindness and encourage each other in the better way to be without condemnation.