Wrong Name On Cake

Decorating By alisoncooks Updated 6 Aug 2007 , 3:46am by tasty_treats

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alisoncooks Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 4:11pm
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This is a minor "disaster" but they're always fun to read. I received my new icing tips in the mail and was itching to try them out. My hubby was working a week of camp an hour away so I made a camp cake for the staff to eat. Just trying out all my tips, just a plain sheet cake, wrote the camp name on it. And as I was finishing up, I realized, I'd written the wrong camp name (as a minister, hubby works multiple camps). DANG-IT! Well, the staff all got a kick out of it! AND they ate it all up icon_biggrin.gif

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okieinalaska Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 6:26pm
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Well at least they enjoyed the cake! : ) That's one of my worst fears, that I will mispell the name or get it wrong. : )

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missmeg Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 8:41pm
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I did that once...for a cake being delivered to my own church :doh:. It was a large cake to celebrate the 5th anniversary of a christian indonesian congregation that uses our church on Sunday afternoons.

I put on it "Happy 5th Anniversary Emmanual Indonesian Church"

It looked great...except that the church spells it "Immanual" instead.

No one said anything to me, but I was mortified when I discovered my mistake the following Sunday.

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Mencked Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 8:55pm
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I put the wrong name once on a birthday cake. I had delivered the cake to a neighbor because it was an over-the-hill cake for a surprise 40th party, to much oohing and aahing and oh what a great cake! I had driven down the road about a mile, when the birthday boy's neighbor called back and said, "Oh my gosh, the wrong name is on the cake!" Since I lived about 30 miles away from where I'd delivered the cake, I just ran to Wal-Mart, bought a can of Wilton's orange frosting in a can that you can attach a plastic tip to, went back to the house, scraped the wrong name off with a toothpick and put the right name on--thank goodness I'd used a fairly generic color for the name!! The tip on the can was a little bit bigger than the 3 tip I'd used for the rest of the writing, but it still looked OK--how embarassing though! They have ordered other cakes from me since so maybe it's OK to be human after all! HA!

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kakeladi Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 9:42pm
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Waaaaaaay back in the 1st couple of years of my decorating career I made a grad cake and put *the father's name* on it instead of the son who was graduatingicon_smile.gif

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leta Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 7:14am
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I bet the campers liked it even more thinking they were eating the OTHER camp's cake!

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annacakes Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 12:00pm
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Holy smoke...once in a while we would misspell the name on a cake at the bakery. My co-worker (ery experienced) taught me this...place the cake in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes, just long enough to freeze the lettering, then using a thin paring knife, chip the letters off. Works nicely.


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alisoncooks Posted 2 Aug 2007 , 12:55am
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Nice to know I'm not alone. I didn't worry about fixing the mistake since it was just a practice cake and nobody there was even expecting it. They were just happy to be getting something sweet to eat icon_smile.gif HOWEVER...I'm sure now, I will be super vigilant when I'm doing my next cake with wording.

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tasty_treats Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 3:46am
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I'm just glad everything worked out alright with the wrong name... and that everyone had a good laugh about it. I'm paranoid that I'll put the wrong name on a cake, so I check it over about a hundred times just to make sure I have it right..... then it doesn't help when some wise guy says "oh, you spelled birthday wrong" (when it isn't).

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