All Woolworths did was follow the customer’s instructions to the tee, but the result was an epic cake fail that had us all in giggles.

A Woolies shopper ordered a custom-designed cake from the supermarket and her directions were simply to leave the top of the cake blank. She certainly didn’t expect the baker to actually do exactly what she asked.

When Amy collected the cake from her local store in Mayfield, NSW, she discovered that it had the words “Leave blank” written on the top of the cake, as reported on 7News.

blank cake

The amused customer shared a photo of the cake to facebook saying:

“This is not a joke. This is the cake we collected from Mayfield Woolworths this morning for a work event today. Thank you for the laughs. Everyone thought it was hilarious! And it tasted delicious.”

Lots of laughs and funny comments followed. Even Woolworths saw the funny side of the situation remarking:

“WOW Amy! We’ve got no words – you’ve left US blank! When our bakers say they’ll follow all instructions, they literally follow all instructions.”

“We’re glad our Mayfield team could provide you with a little giggle today, and we’ll be sure to let them know. Also, we totally agree – this looks absolutely delicious!”

It Was All A Set Up?

However, there are rumblings that this was actually one big (but funny) set-up. There are claims that the Woolies baker who took the order actually double checked that this was what Amy wanted written on the cake.

One comment read: “I was there when they phoned in the order, she even asked what was the reason they wanted this written on the cake and they said because it’s funny.”

Amy said that she certainly wasn’t aware of any set-up but admitted that either way it didn’t matter.

She added: “Even if was a setup, it’s still pretty funny – thanks to Woollies for going along with the joke.”

Have you ever had a big cake fail? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Ah well……something to talk about I guess


  • Lol either eau2


  • I love it! And written so beautifully too – I think it must be a set up as it says further though!


  • This is hilarious! I can’t believe that they wrote that on there though!


  • This is old. Prob a few years, unless they keep making the same mistakes


  • It wouldn’t be too hard to remove the writing


  • Busy people, busy times maybe. Hopefully it was able to be laughed off.


  • This is great at least Woolworths have a good sense of humour


  • Surely not real but still worth a giggle!


  • It’s pretty funny, whether its a set up or not.


  • Set up or not, it’s pretty funny !


  • My daughter’s mermaid tail didn’t set so was very floppy


  • As long as it tastes good


  • For heaps more of these, go to Buzzfeed cake fails. Some made me laugh so hard.


  • Very silly or funny depending how you look at it.


  • Always good to see the humor in a fail instead of getting frustrated :)


  • Yes, I had a cake fail when they spelt my son’s name wrong. Lucky a quick knife job was able to fix it up, but not originally happy.


  • I’m sure everyone would have had a good laugh about it. Hope everyone had a great time and that this was just the icing on the cake so to speak


  • Oh dear!


  • Made me laugh looking at the cake. But less funny if the lady wanted it this way – yes still very funny for who she ordered it for who would’ve enjoyed the laugh too. but less funny if she did order it to be written on top. And if she did then just say so.
    But on the picture alone without the story – it’s pretty funny & a good laugh.


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