Friday, January 23, 2009

The Problem With Phone Orders

Friday, January 23, 2009

[answering phone] "Cakey Cake Bakery, Jill speaking! How can I help you?"

"Hi, I need to order a cake for my boss. We have a photo of him playing golf that we'd like to put on it, though - can you do that?"

"Of course! Just bring the photo in on a USB drive and we'll print it out here."

"Great, I'll bring it by this afternoon."

Later...

"Hey, Jill, what am I putting on this cake?"

"Oh, check the counter; I left the jump drive out for you there."

[calling from the back room] "Really? This is what they want on the cake?"

"Yeah, the customer just brought it in."

"Okey dokey!"

Believe it or not, this is a TRUE story: Elisabeth R. worked at the office in question. Besides, how could I ever make up something this good?
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Arcee said...

Wow. I mean seriously. Wow.

It's uhm... accurate!

(I'm really trying to be positive here...)

Flartus said...

...and she still PAID for it??? Great way to get fired!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

It's not even a very good jump drive. Ah well, it's probably still tasty!

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

#1 - Oh, I think YOU could make up something that good.

#2 - If they had requested a cake with a jump drive on it, then job well done.

random acts of life said...

holy cow?!

Caryl said...

OH MY ......Snort. Can't...hold.. it ..in .....BWAHAHAHAAAAA!

Rachelle said...

LMAO!!!!!! No, seriously! SERIOUSLY!

Katina said...

This is one of the best. Do you sometimes wonder what goes through the bakers' minds? Thanks for a great laugh to start the day.

Mirth said...

Some people are so literal that it's like working with a two year old. Although, to give credit where it's due, at least the writing is legible and everything's spelled right.

Abbi said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! That's hilarious! I needed a laugh like that!

Sue said...

Snort! Of course it's a true story! You could not make something like that up. At least it's half-way attractive!

MammaDucky said...

Quality

The Cobbs said...

WOW. This one is a real winner.

Chelsea Bass said...

Wow, that is pretty incredible!

Kid Twist said...

WHAT. That's amazing.

Sof said...

So I kind of get how that misunderstanding could happen, but there is no explanation for the green border.

Green. Around a black and grey design. No explanation.

Maybe the decorator is colourblind?
Maybe he lives stuck inside a 50's tv show where everything is shades of grey?
Maybe he flunked the kindergarden class where they learned about colours in the same family?

Leslie said...

I really really love that it's a true story. While I, like many other business people, live and die by the junk we carry around on our jump drive, I don't think I love it enough to memorialize it on a cake.

I think we can chalk this up to "common sense fail".

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic said...

Amazing.

Peckish said...

If Elisabeth's boss is Dark Helmet, this isn't half bad.

Judy said...

Ooooowww! My head hurts!

I think training the cake decorators is no longer in question. I think training those who do hiring may actually to be in question. Cuz....well...What were THEY Thinking?????

mimi said...

This is hilarious haha

Miriam said...

This one has shocked me more than any other cakewreck has. My expectations for this site has skyrocketed.

Jessie said...

Wow, really? I have no other words.

Lildonbro said...

That is awesome!!!

Fluffy Cow said...

Nooooo... um.. True?? Really??

*Pondering never leaving the house again*

Colleen said...

LOL! That's great! Talk about being too literal...

Lynda said...

Ok, really? Speechless over here!
ROFLMAO!!!!!

Spencer and Kami said...

Wow. Have to admit though, its creative nontheless!

Kami B

lisa said...

This is one of my favs. The story is great!

miss jacobs if you're nasty. said...

if they made a cell phone look like that, i'm not sure i would have trusted them with a golfer. you're probably better off with a funny story to tell.

DL said...

Oh my! I think this might be one of the the worst misunderstandings at a bakery! Yikes!

Love the blog! It starts off my day with a sweet laugh, and I tell you, this is a great story!

Keep it up!

kikibibi said...

I... I... I'm just stumped. Incredible stupidity. How? wha? it..? wow.

(also can we please point out that the writing near the bottom of the drive is off centered?!!!)

Vashti said...

STUPID!!

Rachel said...

This is my new favorite cake ever.

quinn said...

This is one that made me laugh out loud - thanks!

Amy said...

Okay, the only thing that could have made this funnier is if they included a keyring or one of those retractable belt clip thingies.

*love* it.

Valerie said...

Even though this falls into the category of "Honest mistake", I'm glad I make all of my own cakes.

Hope her boss has a sense of humor and a love for flash drives? :)

MadWoman said...

Wow...you gotta be some kinda stupid to do something like that. I can't believe that!

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Oh, I'm confident that YOU could make that up.

Still, it's hilarious.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

MellyMel said...

I also love the visual aid of the actual jump drive. :)

Vivian said...

Obviously Jill is involved in everything but quality control.

Cecile said...

Um. Wow. I consider myself fairly technologically impaired, and even *I* wouldn't have done that! Although it's possible I would have iced the actual jump drive right onto the cake itself..... No, I wouldn't. And maybe teh owenr of the jump drive is lucky the wreckorator didn't, either!

The Pink Queen Albatross said...

Thats not even a good jump drive! Love how they kept the green icing border though...because it goes so well.

Melissa said...

LOL that's fantastic!

wv:carch..if someone had carched this mistake before it left the bakery we wouldn't all be chuckling this morning!

Britt said...

new favorite! new favorite!

Amanda said...

this brings a Zoolander scene to mind.....

Hansel: The files are IN the computer
Zoolander: proceeds to start trying to open up the Mac to *get* the files out.

Too Funny!

Zorilita said...

Oh wow...that's so sad.

yanicka said...

Remind me of my daughter's father. When I told him to stop calling me at work...he started calling me on my cell phone... while I am at work. Some poeple too literal for their own good

Miranda said...

That would be like making a replica of an order form in icing rather than following the instructions written on the form. DAYUM.

amyd said...

This is going on my list of favorites. Laughed so hard I cried.

(I would have paid for that cake and brought it to work too...that whole office must have loved it!)

Amy said...

In all actuality, that's a very accurate rendering.
~Amy B.

Winona said...

Well, at least instructions were sort of followed... and everything was spelled correctly. I'm still laughing!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If nothing else, the boss will have a memorable birthday...that black icing will stay on his teeth for a week!

Zayneb and Mamarajah said...

I used to be in the military and I thought some of the people I worked for and with were really, really stupid. But I'm beginning to think that the people too stupid to even get into the Navy just go to cake school....

:::b r a n d i::: said...

Oh the stupidity. That's brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it's better not to the back story and thus let the ol' imagination run wild. In this case, it's perfect to have the back story.

Hope the boss liked jump drives as much as golfing...

kim said...

This is awesome

julie said...

Awww, that's adorable. :P

aragamuffinsreflections said...

Thanks for the laughs today! Absolutely hilarious!

Ekio Locatiare said...

*rolls around laughing* hehehehe. I love it. ^-^

I'd so get a cake like that on purpose for my husband. Though the border would have to be red...he's red gray color blind, and it would be funny as all get out.

Lorraine said...

Sweet mercy.

CupcakeKitten said...

wow, that drive is gigantic!

Stacy said...

O
M
G

Abe Stalin said...

"No, No, thank you... I wanted a jump drive themed cake for my birthday! How'd you know?"

Don said...

I used to be a baker for 13 years... odd early hours and little sleep - it does things to you. I have witnessed some absolute common-sense-fails, and had to try to fix them. Mostly spelling. Nothing this bad.

fuglyfuglyfugly said...

I'm just wondering WTF the other cake decorators were thinking? Did no one wonder, "Why is she still working on that cake? All she has to do is put it under the photo thinger and then add a border..." :p

Liz said...

Oh. my. The stupidity is hurting my brain.

Hotch Potchery said...

That is FUNNY. I would have still totally bought that cake just for the laugh.

But, my boss has a good sense of humor and would laugh too.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

That's either really funny, or really sad, not sure which.

Shannon said...

Can't stop giggling.

Matty said...

... i'm speechless...


... do they let these people breed?...

karmapearl said...

*facepalm*

Susan said...

it's like a modern day amelia bedelia story... lol.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least the jump drive is pretty much centered on the cake.

Cat's Creations said...

Hey! Maybe when they cut the cake the boss' picture was on the inside!

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

I wonder how much data that cake can hold...

Blalock said...

That is too funny!

FreedomFirst said...

Somebody is getting way too little sleep. Or else taking way too many pills.

Karen said...

To be fair to the decorator, I probably would have assumed the same thing, especially if I asked the order-taker in a disbelieving tone that the customer wanted THAT on a cake. At my husband's old job, a flash drive is actually something that the techies would probably have ordered on a cake.

Anonymous said...

That's hilarious! As I was reading the narrative, I was guessing that they would put up the wrong photo, but it's a nice rendition of a flash drive though.

Laura Moffitt said...

What is it with these people?! Who would ever want that on there cake.

kerry said...

ok, i was expecting to see the actual flash drive stuck on the cake, so this isn't quite so bad. still...

amy said...

That's just amazing!

lish said...

In a sense, the cake world was spared another wrecky photo cake for an even more amusing one. Cakey Cake Bakery took one for the team!

Heidi said...

Hahahahaha!!!! That is hilarious!!! I'm assuming the first "decorator" added the green border - for golfing, ya know - and then the second "decorator" added the....ummm...likeness. Classic.

WV: tumsych, as in this cake gave me a real tum(my)sych!!

Molly said...

this is my new favorite wreck...EVER! SO FUNNY!

gorgon said...

What?! NO sprinkles? I'd return that sucker.

Good post. I needed a huge laugh to start off my Friday!

Emily said...

I SO needed to read that post this morning. Bless you!!!!!

Christie said...

Crying!!!

Valky said...

This... this is just... well, frankly, this is SPECTACULAR!!!

Flartus said:"...and she still PAID for it??? Great way to get fired!"

Flartus, honestly, you wouldn't pay for this? I would run back to the office, cake in hand, overflowing with glee and the desire to share the brilliance and hilarity. But then, I tend to have excellent luck when it comes to bosses and co-workers.

Scritzy said...

My friend the Geek Wizard would love this cake.

He'd love an iPhone cake even more (I sent him the link to the iPhone cupcakes).

But yeah, sometimes you just aren't supposed to take things literally.

Breath of Insanity said...

This is why stupid people give me a migraine. Why didn't Jill just start over, since she knew what the customer really wanted? Great way to get business contacts!

Jess P said...

OMG! I would have been crying from laughing so hard at the bakery.

Chey said...

Er...well, all things considered, it's a rather nice USB drive cake. xD Hopefully her boss had a sense of humour!

Jessica said...

That is priceless. Hope the boss has a good sense of humor!

Beccy said...

I don't know...

Maybe the decorator decided this cake was a vast improvement over a cake with a photo of a middle-aged man in golf attire.

Can you imagine serving the requested cake at the office; "OK, who wants to eat the boss' (golf) balls?"

letha said...

You know... that's actually a pretty good lookin' jump drive there.

Anonymous said...

That takes someone special...really LOL!

Katie said...

Y'know, depending on the company, that might not be a bad idea. I mean, if they're in anything computer related, it's kind of fun, actually. I think I probably would've agreed to pay for it based on the story alone if I could get it to relate somehow. If I worked in, say the forest department, or at a golf course though, maybe not so much.

NewsCat said...

The thing is, even if for some reaason the story behind it wasn't true, I think the cake would still be a wreck.

But it's got to be true because why would anyone want a picture of a jump drive on a cake?

Angie said...

LMAO!!!!

fpelayo said...

EPIC FAIL

I guess computer lessons are going to become the next required qualification of baking jobs. :P

Katie said...

OMG.
I actually burst out laughing at work.

...wow.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just... wow.

msyendor said...

So ... How many bytes in that?

WV: messer -- yup.

Miranda said...

Ekio, you can easily do this cake for your hubby. Unlike the wreckerator, you'll just want to make/find/use stencils for the contour of the jump drive and the lines within so that all the shapes are symmetrical. After the icing sets for half an hour to crust a bit, gently use a high density foam roller to get it perfectly smooth. And then it's, ah, a piece of cake!

I'm now considering doing something similar for my partner. He would probably get a kick out of it.

vw: smiestru. At the end of the smiestru, you take final exams. lol

craigellachie said...

I'm amazed the person who ordered it actually paid for it and picked it up! Unless s/he didn't? Maybe they gave her another cake?

jackie31337 said...

Sof said... So I kind of get how that misunderstanding could happen, but there is no explanation for the green border.

My guess is that another decorator had the cake made up ready for the picture of the golfing boss on the assumption that green would go with a golf scene. Unfortunately, nobody shared the plan with the wreckorator.

Kristen said...

Ha ha ha ha ha. That sounds like something that would happen to me.

Anonymous said...

When did they hire Amelia Bedelia?

Bibi said...

Festive!?

Hopefully the boss wasn't being admitted for some kind of amputation surgery that would have made his love for playing golf difficult and now all he has to commemorate the occasion is a cake with Elizabeth's jump drive on it.

Ms Unreliable said...

I'm surprised they didn't just stick the actual jump drive on and add a few flowers!

AC said...

That is so incredibly awesome.

The Rambler said...

THAT is classic. I can only imagine when the person who ordered it first looked at it!

Jenn said...

This is amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Architect Critic said...

That's pretty silly, but what I find amazing is that the ad at the end of the post when I looked was for "Diaper Cakes." Do they not read your blog?

Lindsay said...

i really want to know how the convo went down when the customer came to actually pick up the cake.

"yeah, we've got your cake over here. let's take a look and make sure everything's the way you wanted it..."

"oh, um..you must be mistaken. that's not my cake. it's supposed to have a picture of my boss golfing on it. but that IS a very large, icing version of the USB stick i dropped off with the picture on it..."

McTasty said...

This blog is so funny, I laugh so hard all the time. What the hell are these people thinking?? I promise that if I do anything like this I will send it to you I swear!

Ringleader said...

This one has got to be in the top 10 of wreckiest wrecks- it is awesomely bad in such a magnificent way!

Anonymous said...

Wow. That hurts my brain. uggghhh.

Still, in the decorator's defense, I'd have to say that no one actually mentionned there being a photo put on the cake. If they just said "the jump drive on the counter", then that's just poor instruction.

Bruno Fontes said...

ahuahuuahuhahuauha

I can't believe it's true! ahahahah

It's better to have the pendrive cake that has a cake with the pendrive on it! :P

Let's be positive! :D

Ashley said...

It's actually a fairly nice looking cake. Ridiculous, but the decorator did a good job.

KAZ said...

Surely the green border is from a subsequent interaction, where they yell "hey, what color should the border be?" and the other person yells back, thinking of grass on a golf course, "green, of course".

Julie said...

Cat's Creations said...

Hey! Maybe when they cut the cake the boss' picture was on the inside!

Hahahahahahaha....!

Anonymous said...

For some reason, this one is making me die of laughter. People are so "der, yup!" sometimes all you can do is laugh.

Rachael M. said...

that is AWESOME.

I wish something like that would happen to me just to have the story :-D

Aaron James Patterson said...

This has got to be one of my all time favorite wrecks now. It's just too good to be true. I love it.

Rebecca said...

Wow, that person did a good job replicating it though.

Cory said...

Seriously, there are actually people this stupid in the world? Who knew?

Calantha said...

OMG I need to stop giggling before I hurt msyelf. This has to be one of the best literal mistakes yet!

Crystal Copeland said...

I'm sorry, where did all the common sense in the world go?!?

Erin said...

That's amazing! Seriously. I would have lost it if that happened to me!

Nic said...

It would be extra awesome if the office was some kind of IT/technology office, LOL.

Scooter said...

wow- that's such an entertaining wreck! I wouldn't even be mad!

Donna said...

Well, if they work for Lexar, it's perfect.

Really didn't have a comment, but when I saw my word verification, I just had to think something up...because it fits this so well.

WV: bableth "As the wreckorator bableth, so the cake wrecketh"

Kimmygintx said...

Wow. LOL some people are SO literal-minded! I SO would've demanded a refund!

talda said...

and to think that i thought he just placed the usb drive on the cake.

this is even better!

Anonymous said...

That wasn't the bakers fault. It was the arrogance of the person ordering the cake. Like a counter person at a bakery is familiar with a "jump drive". They expect a photo. Well deserved final product.

(W)Reckless Decorators said...

This is like one of those MasterCard commercials, you know:

1 trip to cake store - $5 gas money
1 cake for boss' birthday - $20
Look on face when boss sees the cake - PRICELESS!

Anonymous said...

To anonymous at 8:49 p.m.

If you read the post, you will see that they asked the person who ordered the cake to bring in a USB drive and that the picture would be printed out there. Not everyone is a Luddite.

Catherine said...

I would so...totally pay for it and give it to my boss and I am sure he would laugh when I told him the story behind it...
I swear sometimes people are idiots!!

DangGina said...

in all fairness to the decorator, it's spot on...

bassenav said...

At least it wasn't another photo cake. We all know just how much you love those!!

Cindy said...

Really?!! ... I mean .. seriously? .... I mean... someone's got to be screwing with you. Really.

Tanya said...

See, I have no trouble believing this one at all.

Danni said...

In the words of Peanut the puppet....WTH is wrong with you....FOCUS!!!

Hyena Overlord said...

That's sad...why didn't someone go out back to at least look at the picture? I would have.

wvotd mushi: Someones brain was a bit mushi the day that cake was made.

hessica said...

this is def one of the most mind-blowingly fabulous posts. oh god how could this have happened?

Amanda M said...

The sad thing is, this is something I would do. I'm a bit of a dope. :-)

TwistedSerenity said...

lmbo!!!!!
WOW!!! Common sense is not over-rated! lol!

Will said...

A similar story:
Customer phones up and says "we would like a cake which says best wishes Suzanne, and underneath that, we will miss you"



The result can be seen here: http://www.theginblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/walmart_cake1.jpg

Hunter said...

Look at it this way: You could have another forgettable photo cake of some dude golfing, or you could have a story to tell the rest of your life. Which would make your birthday brighter?

And let's be fair here. Not everyone in the world is as tech-saavy as us; a lot of people working in bakeries are just getting by, well below the poverty line, and may well not have access to computers at home or knowledge of them. In that case, how is this person to know that that little device is even data storage? I think we're throwing the word "stupid" around way too readily. Ignorance, perhaps, but we have no definitive evidence of stupidity.

Ann said...

I once went to a chain bakery and ordered a picture cake. The guy working, who was VERY disorganized and had to borrow a pen from me because he didn't have one, got concerned when I handed him the photo I wanted on the cake. He said to me, why don't you just keep the picture... I wouldn't want it to get lost.

Hmmm... so how's the designer supposed to put the picture on the cake if I have it?

Ugh.

raindog71 said...

Haha, fecking AWESOME.

Dan G said...

Actually, I think there could be a real market out there for this type of cake - you'd have to target the seriously geeky, though, like programmers and webmasters and the like. I know I'd love a cake like this! Yum!

Vellum said...

Maybe if they had this flash drive, they wouldn't have had a problem - http://diskonkey.blogspot.com/2007/11/christmas-cake-usb-hub-with.html

shinejewelry said...

people can be so literal....

snarkygurl said...

On behalf of cake decorators in grocery stores - customers ask for some very strange things on cakes, so a jump drive seems fairly normal ('specially in my town). Now that being said, the order form should have mentioned that it was a edible image cake--as it obviously mentioned the green border. Sadly, good decorators are not the norm for grocery stores as the pay is crappy, the hours are long, and the stress is higher than I've experienced anywhere else (and I'm in tech support now). I've seen lots of cakes go out that I would never pay for, and I wish my phone had had a camera on it while I was there.

My Daily Vintage said...

lmao ..... ohhhhhhhgod. that is good.

Clarissa said...

This one made my 13 year old daughter smack her forehead and say "WHAT was the decorator thinking"!, I have to agree with her!

holly said...

Wow, you people are harsh. I think the story behind the cake is funny but I've seen cakes here with poo, flies, babies (not to mention fetal cookies), bound feet, water births, rancid camo and Olivia pushing. Why would a drive seem so strange?

Anonymous said...

This is a funny incident but pmost of you folks are completely wrong about who the stupid person was. Sorry folks but the person who put the jump drive on the cake was doing the right thing. Why?
Go back and read the dialog again. They were told to put the jump drive on the cake, and they even questioned that, giving the other baker the chance to clarify what they meant. Sadly that baker did not do ANYTHING to be more specific. People PUT EVERYTHING on cakes. Even Genitalia. The baker has no way of knowing what history is going through the head of the person requesting any particular thing, no matter how ridiculous it is. I have seen cakes with brokem html on them because the requesting person's browser was incompatible with the web based "I want this text on my cake" form. 35 years ago my first software job was in a glass manufactuing factory. The standing policy there was: "AVO" "Avoid Verbal Orders" They had little form pads everywhere. name, date, time and order. They never relied on people's memory for things. (it was a harsh, dangerous environment) The IDIOT in this case was the person who provides the jump drive without so much as single scrap of a note specifying what they wanted.

Remember - if anything CAN go wrong, it will.

Alisa@Foodista said...

Wow! Look at all these comments! To be honest, I had a real great laugh with this one too :)

Alisa@Foodista

minerva1822 said...

hehehehe..i almost tinkled my hanes over this story...wow...good stuff

t h a i t r a i t said...

I'm crying my eyes out right now! SO HILARIOUS!

Tom said...

Omg, that's funny!

BonBon said...

OMG, LMAO!!!
thats too funny!!!

Harold Fowler said...

Yeah, I can see where that would be a problem!

RT
www.privacy-tools.net.tc

TinnInches said...

Now that's pretty friggn funny!

Alex in Toronto, ON CA said...

Case study for digital illiteracy and for poor guidance in the workplace.

Tom Dougherty said...

This one immediately goes onto the top ten. It's so amazing, it might even rate a spot in the time capsule.

sowing the seeds said...

oh no i just wrecked my keyboard as I spluttered coffee all over it! You need warnings on this kinda stuff! Like, dont drink and read as uncontrollable laughter may cause computer malfunction...

mkanoap said...

As hilarious an example of poor communication this is, all the people deriding the decorator as stupid are being a little unfair. Imagine this alternate scenario.

"Hi, I need to order a cake for my boss. He just oversaw the launch a new style of USB drive and we want to celebrate this"

"Ok, just bring a photo of the drive in and we'll duplicate it."

"I'll do better than that, I'll bring in a sample this afternoon."

Later...

"Hey, Jill, what am I putting on this cake?"

"Oh, check the counter; I left the jump drive out for you there."

[calling from the back room as they open the drive and stare in horror at the picture on their computer screen] "Really, This is what they want on the cake?"

"Yeah, the customer just brought it in."

"Okey dokey!"

Later, 150 comments on cake wrecks mock the decorator for being so stupid as to print on the cake the picture of the boss picking his nose.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I don't feel calling the decorator stupid is unfair. I think it's true.

Wow.

Hi-freaking-larious.

Lydee said...

hilarious, sad and pathetic. would have loved to see the look on the people who ordered the cake.

Anonymous said...

more than at the cake, I am laughing at all of these comments where people think that was the ACTUAL dialogue at the bakery...

um, I'm pretty sure that Jen provides us these scenarios from her own, very funny imagination, folks. Too funny!!

Caroline said...

LMAO...really! The jump drive... this cake goes into the hall of fame of stupidity...Love it!

ladyrazorsharp said...

BWAHAHAHAHA! Oh, heavens. Well...I bet it was an unforgettable birthday!

solvency ii said...

HAHAHAHA. that is amazing, i love this blog.

Justin Lockwood said...

Literal lols is write! That just cracked me up something good.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I didn't "get" it till I read the responses here. I had no idea what a jump drive was. I might have done the same thing. But I would guess it's not the 1st time someone has done that there though? hum..

Liz

Anonymous said...

I've been randomly laughing out loud for the past half hour because of this. And yes, I'm probably waking up the neighbors.

Anonymous said...

What a crap....but really a nice joke....

esuli said...

This is the picture that was on the key:

http://www.onestopjam.com/images/LEXAR%20TRIO.jpg

I think they have made a pretty good job.

Anonymous said...

I’m actually the person who ordered this cake, that’s my hand in the picture! I had no idea that this picture was making the rounds on the internet! O_O After reading all of the comments I thought I had to post a reply and explain a few things…

What was the cake supposed to be for?

My manager’s birthday two years ago. The original picture is a little too crazy to explain (a Photoshop collage of some inside jokes from work), but it wasn’t a picture of him golfing as I read in the description. The green color around the border matched the green that was in the background on the picture that was supposed to go on the cake. By the way, I did check before I ordered the cake and they told me that I could bring the picture on a USB stick.

Why is the Jump Drive so big?

It’s actually not a flash drive. It’s an old SD card USB adapter. I didn’t want to give the bakery anything I would care about if it got lost. (Obviously a wise decision based on how the cake turned out).

Did I pay for the cake?

No, I got the cake for free! I felt really bad for the old lady at the bakery because when she realized what happened I thought she was going to cry. She said I could have any cake in the store for free. Really though how could I not have taken this cake? I told her it was okay and that I wanted to keep it. I couldn’t quit laughing. I said don’t worry; it turned out to be funnier than what I originally wanted on it! I think she felt much better after that, but was completely confused as to why I still wanted it.

Was the cake good?

Yes it was despite the black icing. ^_^ The cake was pretty tasty! The amount of icing was ridiculous though. Just for kicks I’ve posted another picture of the cake where you can actually see how thick the icing was:

Click here for more cake!

Michael J. Austin said...

They ask for the image to be on a flash drive, then use the *drive* as the decoration.

To get that much stupid into one day, you have to get up *really* early!

jayessell said...

Isn't the cake decorating
guy about 12 feet away
from the edible dye inkjet printing machine?

Anonymous said...

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Denise said...

My husband would crap himself over a cake like that.

Chatterley said...

I can't believe all the people who defended the decorator, saying that they didn't get specific instructions. This dialog was made up, people!

morrigoon said...

That's awesome. I would totally have taken the cake too. WAY too funny not to serve up! You just can't beat a good story.

I'm glad to hear the boss and office also liked the joke.

On a related note, this reminds me of the time I went to a Subway and asked for double tomatoes on my sandwich. The kid laid out the usual 4 slices, then after a moment of consideration and shifting of tomatoes, placed one more slice on the end of the sandwich. I corrected him and said I wanted DOUBLE tomatoes, and he protested that there wasn't any more room! I was too stunned to correct him. I wonder if that kid ever did learn the difference between vertical and horizontal...?

Pee Gee said...

I love the update!

Monique said...

haha... What can I say... Nice post

bar0s said...

hahaha. love it. lol.

doctor sexy said...

are you serious ??? its a really story??? i can't believe that... but its a funny story..

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Dave said...

good one :o)

Anonymous said...

all I can say is wow...it gave me a good laugh.

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