Woman orders surprise birthday cake for friend – but baker makes embarrassing blunder

The decorator made a big mistake (Image: reddit)

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If you don't really know what you're doing, home baking can go very wrong, very quickly.

That's why many people prefer to leave it to the professionals, ordering sweet treats and celebratory puds from cake shops and bakeries.

One woman recently attempted to do just this for her pal's birthday.

The unnamed person from the US ordered their friend a chocolate birthday cake and sent the shop the message they wanted it to have written in icing on the top.

However, something clearly got lost in translation between the request and the decorating, as when the cake arrived it became apparent there was a big mistake.

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Instead of reading Happy Birthday and the person's name, or even just Happy Birthday, the message said: "Happy Birthday on it thank you."

A picture of the cake was shared on Reddit's Cake Fails forum.

Alongside the image, the person who posted it wrote: "Friend sent my mom a cake; she even typed quotation marks and everything!"

Fellow Reddit users were very unimpressed by the blunder, branding the baker "stupid".

It wasn't quite right…
(Image: reddit)

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One person commented: "I don’t understand how people like that can manage to survive in life long enough to do something like this. You’d think their stupidity would have killed them early."

Another asked: "How do these people still have jobs?"

However someone else suggested that people were being unfair as English might not have been the baker's first language.

They said: "Posts like these make me think about the person who wrote it on the cake. English may not be their first language so they just follow the request that was given to them in the most literal sense.

"Obviously there should be somebody who double checks the work going out, but I wouldn't say the person is incapable because they didn't understand what they were writing."

This comes after a baker suffered an awkward fail when they added a topper to their cake at Halloween.

The spooky black and orange cake looked incredible and the topper was meant to read 'trick or treat'.

However, people quickly noticed it appeared much ruder.

Many commented to say they thought it read "F*** off".

The blunder didn't put people off though, instead they thought it made the cake even better!

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