It’s not nice to make fun of someone else’s misfortunes unless, of course, you are the unlucky recipient of this cake, in which case, you have every right to do so. If you aren’t on Reddit, you’re missing out on some hilariously wholesome content on the subreddit page r/Funny. The title of the entry says it all: “Costco will give you exactly what you know you didn’t need.” While we’re normally big fans of Costco, it looks like the designer took the instructions a little too literally, making a cake design that mirrored what the person ordering wanted the entire cake to look like but as an image right in the middle of the cake.
It seems Costco nailed the half-sheet cake, white cake part of the instructions, but it was the next part that went awry. The person ordering was clear they wanted the cake to have no design or writing of any kind. The only request, they said, was that the perimeter of the cake was to be outlined with red frosting. They went an extra step by drawing out exactly what the cake should look like. Unfortunately, the designer took creative liberty and drew a picture of the orderer’s picture in the center of the cake. What we can’t tell from the photos is if the perimeter was also done in red the way they requested, but at this point, it probably didn’t matter.
This post got its fair share of comments, as you can imagine, including some hilarious one-liners like, “This is a thing of beauty,” “She’s a beaut Clark!,” a classic nod to the movie Christmas Vacation, and “Task failed successfully.”
Others jumped in to tell their own stories of things not going according to plan. “Reminds me of the time at a McDonald’s drive-thru… my son ordered a cheeseburger ‘ketchup only,’ one Redditor told the group. “Just ketchup, they asked, yes he confirmed. Driving away, we realised we got two bun halves with no meat or cheese. Just ketchup.” Poor kid.
One helpful Costco supervisor did chime under the comments section to advise people to flag down a bakery employee to discuss what they want in detail since Costco orders are usually just done on paper and handed in at the counter. This is good advice on anything custom, especially a cake, because interpretations happen, albeit not always this amusing.
While this is funny for the rest of us, if you were depending on picking up a cake right before an event like a baby shower or birthday, and this is what they handed you, you would be in trouble. Of course, showing up with a story like this one would endear you to everyone there.
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