Naperville Business Attorney Talks About a Humorous Cake Fail in Georgia

cake, Naperville business lawyerEvery week, there seems to be a new, politically charged controversy that makes national headlines. Not all that long ago, for example, news outlets were abuzz with stories about bakeries that did not want to make cakes for same-sex weddings. This week, another cake-related story has started making the rounds on news sites and social media networks—but this one is much more light-hearted and quite amusing.

As a business law attorney, I am always interested to see how businesses and customers alike respond to honest mistakes or mix-ups. With that in mind, I was delighted to see that the story of a misunderstood cake order in Georgia had a happy ending—or maybe I should say that it ended on a “high” note.

An Unforgettable Birthday

Kensli Davis, a resident of Milledgeville, Georgia, recently celebrated her 25th birthday. As usual, Davis’s mother ordered an ice cream cake from a local Dairy Queen to mark the occasion. According to a local news outlet, the mother told the store that her daughter loved Moana, the animated Disney movie about a young Polynesian girl. Apparently, however, the mother’s south Georgia accent created some confusion because when they arrived to pick up the cake, they were in for quite a surprise.

The cake was decorated with a large cannabis leaf and a cartoon horse in the style of My Little Pony—but with bloodshot eyes and what looked like a cigarette in its mouth. The detail work was done in green, which indicated to Davis that the person who took the order had obviously heard the word “marijuana” instead of “Moana.”

“I was very shocked,” she told a local news organization in an interview. She was not angry, though, and, while she did post a picture of the cake on social media, she did so with amusement. “It was hilarious to me,” she said. “I was very impressed by the artistic capabilities.” Davis’s post on Facebook has been shared more than 13 thousand times in just over one week.

On the other end of the equation, the Dairy Queen staff handled the situation well too. Davis said that the person who made the cake offered a sincere apology and a replacement cake. The family instead enjoyed the alternatively themed cake, and Davis even said that she will almost certainly continue getting cakes from that Dairy Queen in the future.

A DuPage County Business Lawyer Can Help You Manage Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life—including your professional life. For guidance with managing business-related mistakes and minimizing the negative impact of such errors, contact an experienced Naperville business law attorney today. Call 630-756-1160 to schedule a confidential consultation at the Gierach Law Firm.



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