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Old 03-26-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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Thought this was sadly funny. Reminds me of when we ordered a birthday cake for my FIL and specified the color we wanted for the greetings. When we picked it up it read "Happy Birthday Red".

Frosting faux pas
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Good morning chuckles! Thanks!
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See? That's why I do all my own baking. Most "boughten" cakes taste terrible, too, with two inches of icing that is just Crisco and sugar.

(Actually, we had a good experience with the one professional cake I've ever commissioned - our wedding cake. It was delicious, and the picture we asked them to reproduce on top turned out perfect).
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Lol'ing at the Sexual Harrassment one (slide #10). Wow.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:53 AM   #5
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Here's a (less funny) one that a buddy of mine received here at work to celebrate obtaining the main license for this career. Notice the spelling.

Fail Cake by SchindersFist
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They gotta quit hiring those retired Rocket Scientists to do cake decorating...geesh!
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My dad and I shared a birthday. One year, my aunt ordered a cake for us. But the confectioner was unsure how to spell my (unusual) name. The finished cake said

Happy Birthday to the Twins

It tasted fine!

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They gotta quit hiring those retired Rocket Scientists to do cake decorating...geesh!
Just for THAT I'm gonna bake and decorate a cake.
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Just for THAT I'm gonna bake and decorate a cake.
Make sure you do it in that order...
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I think this takes the cake:

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Lol'ing at the Sexual Harrassment one (slide #10). Wow.
I just assumed it was a game of Duck-Duck-Goose that went horribly wrong...
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We had just moved from NY to Fl. Daughter’s b’day. Our first celebration in Fl. Impulsively – and at the last minute - we decide to get a frozen ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Only one left. White icing. Asked them to write a birthday message. Real simple: Happy Birthday Patty.

Pay first. OK. The girl behind the counter (collage age) takes the cake out back. After a long wait she returns, a bit shaken and pale. Looks up at me, smiles weakly, and says

That’s Patty with a P and an H, right?

She had written “Happy Birthday Phatty”. in deep, blood red letters on the bright white icing.

I just looked at her. After a very painful second or two, she says “So, I guess there’s no H in Patty”.

My one-word resposne: “Right”

Well, she immediately offered to remedy. Went back, then returned with “Patty” correctly spelled amidst a big red smear. Looked like someone had tried to rub out a dark red wine stain in a white carpet. But - no more cakes in the freezer, folks at home waiting impatiently – so it went home. She begged me not to call the manager, afraid for her job, and gave me a coupon. A coupon.

The cake was a hit, the story was the highlight of the evening, and it’s still talked about in family get-togethers...
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