A South Carolina family was perplexed when they revealed the graduate’s, Jacob, cake only to find the writing censored.
Cara Koscinski ordered a 3/4 sheet cake online with Publix. She tried to have “Summa Cum Laude” written on the cake, but the website said no profane or special characters were allowed. So she clarified her request with special instructions.
Cara told UTV44, “The website had censored me and this is a website that you can refer to for the Latin term for Summa Cum Laude which means highest honors.”
When her husband picked up the cake, he didn’t realize that the bakery replaced the middle word with hyphens.
Jacob said, “The cake experience was kind of frustrating and humiliating because I had to explain to my friends and family what that meant. And they were giggling uncontrollably. At least my friends were.”
When the Koscinskis contacted Publix, the manager apologized and offered a refund. Although a little embarrassing, the family isn’t too upset about it. Cara continued, “It’s fine for us to be compensated for the cake. We’re just happy that our son graduated school and has a bright future.”
Jacob graduated with an impressive 4.89 GPA, and plans to major in pre-med at Wingate University.