This Mom Just Wanted an Innocent Graduation Cake For Her Son, but Things Didn't Go as Planned

Cara Koscinski
Cara Koscinski

All Cara Koscinski wanted was an innocent graduation cake to celebrate her son, Jacob. Instead, she received a censored dessert that left her answering some, um, embarrassing questions.

Jacob earned an impressive 4.79 GPA and graduated from a home-schooling program with the highest honors, so Cara planned to surprise him with a celebratory cake reading "Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude, Class of 2018." However, when they opened the cake, things looked . . . different. Instead of reading "Summa Cum Laude," which signifies the highest distinction in Latin, the cake was censored to "Summa --- Laude," forcing Cara to explain to family and friends why the word could be deemed, ahem, "inappropriate."

"The cake experience was kind of frustrating and humiliating because I had to explain to my friends and family like what that meant," Jacob told ABC4. "And they were giggling uncontrollably. At least my friends were."

Cara ordered the cake from Publix online, and after receiving an alert that profane language was not allowed, she clarified her request in the additional comments. Her husband picked up the cake and brought it to the party without knowing what was written (or not written) on it. In a Facebook post on May 20, Cara posted photos of the cake, calling the omission "ridiculous." Luckily, a manager from the supermarket apologized for the mistake and refunded the family. Now, they can focus on what really matters: Jacob's amazing achievement.

Cara Koscinski

Cara Koscinski

Cara Koscinski