MONTREAL — A young Toronto Maple Leafs fan from Quebec got a big letdown Saturday when he discovered that a bakery mix-up had left him with a birthday cake honouring Toronto-based packaged meats company Maple Leaf Foods instead of his favourite team.
The boy’s stepmother, Tania Levesque, says her partner had ordered the cake from a bakery near the couple’s Mascouche, Que., home a few days before Jacob’s hockey-themed eighth birthday party.
When the bakery said they didn’t have the team’s logo, Levesque suggested they search for it on Google, remembering that they’d made the same cake for Jacob for the past three years without any issue.
Levesque says the discovery of the mistake an hour before the party left her “crying with laughter,” but Jacob was less pleased and refused to eat what he described as a “ham cake.”
She says she has no hard feelings toward the bakery and said the cake was happily enjoyed by the rest of the guests at the party.
A Facebook post she wrote describing the incident has been shared more than 1,400 times.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 6, 2020.
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