Walmart cake mixup leaves 2-year-old with a 'Happy Birthday Loser' cake
Sometimes you really can have your cake and eat it too — as long as you're OK with being called a "loser."
That's what 2-year-old Elizabeth Jones learned after a Walmart employee accidentally wrote the wrong message on her birthday cake. Thanks to a mistake at the bakery, the toddler ended up with a frosting-filled insult: "Happy Birthday Loser."
Melin Jones, Elizabeth's mother, shared the mishap in a post on Facebook last month.
In her post, Jones explained the source of the confusion. She asked the bakery to write the words "Happy Birthday Lizard" on the cake, as "Lizard" is her daughter's nickname.
The employee behind the counter must have misheard, though. Jones said she picked up the cake without thinking to check the writing, not noticing the typo until she got home. By then, it was too late.
"As I'm unloading the car I look quickly at it and notice the lady didn't hear 'Lizard,'" Jones wrote in the Facebook post, which included a photo of her daughter reacting to the cake. "She heard loser. So here’s my baby & her loser cake."
Elizabeth appears sad in the photo, but Jones was quick to emphasize that, as a 2-year-old, her daughter is obviously not able to read the accidental message.
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Jones, 27, added that she later paid for a new cake, which her daughter enjoyed at her birthday party the following day.
"[My husband and I] proudly ate that 'loser' cake, then [I] marched right back to Walmart a few hours later and got another one," Jones told People. "I didn’t mention the misunderstanding because I didn't want the worker to get in any trouble, so I just picked out a new cake and asked for 'Happy Birthday Elizabeth' on it."
Jones said she was initially mad about the typo, but quickly saw the humor in it.
"A lot of people have reached out to me to tell me it made them laugh harder than they have in a long time, or that they were having a bad day at work until reading it and so on," she told People.