Spelled Name Wrong!

Decorating By sweetartbakery Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 7:16pm by bakencake

sweetartbakery Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 6:26pm
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this isn't a complete disaster, but I hate myself for it. I did a cake for a cousin's party at the last minute. only because it was boobs, and well, I wanted to make boobs! ha ha. I wrote his name on it like a necklace and spelled it wrong. all those people saw it and it was my own stinkin' family! what a jerk! I felt so stupid. thankfully, it was family and it was free. still though! thankfully my cakes for other "real" customers went off ok!

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JaimeAnn Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:38pm
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Don't feel bad It was FREE cake! icon_smile.gif unless his name was Bob and you spelled Boob.. hahaha

Everyone always spells my name wrong icon_sad.gif

foodguy Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:57pm
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This brings to mind something that happened on a busy Graduation weekend years ago at the bakery. We had 100's of cakes and had worked many hours of overtime....needless to say we were all getting a little punchie!
One of the decorators transposed letters and wrote, "Congratulations Brain" rather than "Congratulations Brian".....LOL!

It was quickly repaired, but the graduate's Mother didn't see the humor in it that we did....after all....it was accolades for graduating and being a "brain"!

abeane Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 8:00pm
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I made an anniversary cake as a gift for my best friend and her husband and I accidentally spelled my best friend's name wrong. I didn't even notice until she pointed it out. I was very embarrassed but she just laughed at me. icon_rolleyes.gif

Joyfull4444 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 8:22pm
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I know exactly how you feel! I've done the same thing. Once its was the name spelled wrong, the other was the greeting. I wrote Birtday instead of Birthday. I'd left out the h and didn't even notice my blunder! icon_redface.gif

sweetartbakery Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 11:32pm
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thanks! I feel so stupid because I walked around the party all night feeling so proud of the cake, and then today I looked at pictures of the party on facebook and noticed his name! Oh the shame!

Joyfull4444 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by sweetartbakery

thanks! I feel so stupid because I walked around the party all night feeling so proud of the cake, and then today I looked at pictures of the party on facebook and noticed his name! Oh the shame!

Lol! You know, not a soul noticed my mistakes. Not even myself until I went through my photos the same as you. Its then you gasp!! icon_eek.gif

cakemom42 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 11:59pm
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I did this just recently too!
Nearly 10 years of baking & you'd think you wouldn't do such a thing.. Being exhausted & in a hurry mistakes happen, always on Fridays too... & just like you I took pics & was so proud I sent them via text to DH (who is stationed in Afghanistan).. Neither the graduate nor his family nor I noticed "Adnrew" until Sun morning when DH sends message back saying that was a funny way to spell "Andrew"!! & this wasn't a freebie either! UGH... while they were good natured about it I did the appropriate thing & refunded the money. Oh well proves were human after all.

mommynana Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:26am
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this is soooo funny i did the same thing on my boss`s cake this past week i wrote pattsy insted of patsy. she said u no what no one every spelled my name with 2 T`s before but i like it

LuluSweetArt Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:45am
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Haha...this is why I avoid names if I can! It's those last minute, haven't slept in days kind of details that will get you! No worries...it happens to us all.

mommynana Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 1:09am
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u no what the important thing is that the cake was gone before 9:30 in the morning and i brought the cake into work at 8 and it was a 12" 2 tier cake so i guess they like it oh did i mention that their only 9 people working their

SugarHighCakery Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 4:30pm
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4Gifts4Lisa Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 3:39pm
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Just tell him *he's* been spelling it wrong all these years...problem solved! LOL!

Mindy1975 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 10:27pm
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I had one of those moments the other day where I was delievering a cake and it was for "Happy Birthday Judy"...and all of a sudden this sick felling cake over me while I was en route and I was thinking " Did he say "Julie?" Or "Judy" ??? ANd I kept going back and forth over and over in my head until I got there and I was so frantic by the time I walked in with the cake, it was the first thing I blurted out. "You said Judy right???" LOL my customer just laughed and said "ya". And boy he really could have had some fun with me at that moment if he wanted to! OH and I remember in the beginning it seemed like everytime I turned around I was writing BIRTDAY.

jojo76 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 11:04am
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I remember an episode of Ace of Cakes where they said spelling birthday "birtday" was the most common spelling mistake....I have done that many times, but SO FAR have noticed once I did it and was able to repair....so far...lol

peg818 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 11:41am
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just yesterday, i was looking at the cake i did and trying to figure out what was wrong. The cake was just about to go out when i realized i spell congratulations wrong on the cake in some of my best writing sat congratulions icon_smile.gif Luckily i caught it before anyone else.

i still hear about spelling birthday wrong one time spelled it bithday. People really need to stop interrupting me when i'm writing

grandmaruth Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 11:43am
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Originally Posted by SugarHighCakery


ok its early.....huh????

jane2312 Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 7:11am
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hehe ive done this too. Thankfully i managed to repair it ok.

emrldsky Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:52pm
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I would have laughed and said, "It's only a boob-oo!" ahahahahaha

But I love lame jokes. icon_wink.gif

kansaslaura Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 5:14am
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I was watching 18 Kids and Counting--I saw by the preview it was going to be a show where they threw a baby shower for the DIL and of course I knew there had to be a cake to be seen.

Sure enough, the bakery spelled the name wrong...no sweat. Momma Duggard took a toothpick carefully lifted and adjusted the letters and presto.. no sweat. I love the way that family deals with things--no tantrums, no blame game. Just fix and move along! And she did a fine job, btw, couldn't tell there was a mistake in the first place.

Michelle_in_WI Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 3:34pm
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Sorry for your mix-up, but I'm loving the topic!

We adopted our son in 2008 and we had a party to celebrate the finalization of his adoption, which happened when he was six months old. I ordered a photo cake from a local grocery store bakery (now I've taken decorating classes and do my own cakes, that way I can be the one to screw them up!). I asked that they write "It's Official!" and "Forever Family" above and below the photo of us with the judge. I rushed in to pick up the cake just before the party, only to discover it said:

It's Officals!

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:38am
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I had a similar thing happen. I just had started my new business and was so happy with the cake. I took pictures of it right before the customer picked it up. I downloaded my pictures and noticed the mistake as I was posting it on my website. I had forgotten part of the H in happy. The cake wasn't to be picked up until the next day, so thank goodness I decided to download my pictures right away that day.

I know double check everything. icon_smile.gif

Cake_Karen Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 1:58pm
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This reminds me of when I was making christmas cakes (Had about 12 to do) Everything was done and all I had to do was pipe 'Happy Chisrtmas' on each cake. I got a phone call on boxing day from one customer laughing so much as she said thank you for the cake it was wonderful but one little error. I had managed pipe Happy Birthday on hers!!!! guess I need to remember to concentrate a little more next time.

katies_cakes Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 2:32pm
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I had this happen last week, i made a toy story cake for a 7year old. the mum picked it up and loved it. however an hour later she phoned to say her husband had noticed that i had spelt the boys name wrong! it was ment to say Aaron, but i had put Arron!! lol. she brought the cake back and i managed to repair it. but the only photos i got had the mistake on icon_sad.gif

kansaslaura Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 3:44pm
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Did you ever notice that words you absolutley know the spelling of totally escape you when you have a piping bag in your hand??


iamcakin Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 4:07pm
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Did you ever notice that words you absolutley know the spelling of totally escape you when you have a piping bag in your hand?? icon_lol.gif

Piping...outloud, "B I R T H D A Y"...in head, {birthday}, outloud, "R TH - that's right's isn't it?". Cake complete...pointing with off-set spatula...B I R TH, DAY...birthday!

Ridiculous... icon_redface.gif

cutthecake Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 4:12pm
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[quote="Cake_Karen"]all I had to do was pipe 'Happy Chisrtmas' [quote]

Not that!

JRAE33 Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 4:12pm
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I love these kind of threads...made me laugh out loud today...when I really needed a laugh icon_smile.gif Thanks for sharing!! i love that you are all able to laugh at yourselves...and let us laugh along

Cakebelle Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 4:45pm
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Yep guilty of misspelling too! BIRTDAY........many times, HUPPY........a couple, SORY.......once! icon_redface.gif
Now I double check everything, pipe it on the work table before piping it on to the cake too, just so the cake is not messed up!
Happens to the best of us too! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

BethLS Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 12:24am
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LOL great thread.

my friend sent me this and I had to share it with you! This place is only about 15 minutes from me! icon_wink.gif

"My cousin Rachael ordered a cake for her brother and my cousin Ben from the bakery at NAME OF BAKERY EDITED. He is moving to Texas and she went up in person to order the cake from the bakery. She gave the colors and asked if they would put the shape of the State of Texas on the cake. I have attached the picture of the cake she picked up yesterday to take to his going away party. Thought you guys would appreciate this especially people from Portland."

And look at the cake! LMBO! OKAY! Cake photo didnt post, so look for it in my photos, heehee

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