Saturday, February 16, 2008

If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

by Erin

Last night I attended the birthday party of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Courtney V. It was her 26th birthday, and I wanted to do something special for her. Since back in the day, I remember Court loved cookie cakes (you know, the ones made with yummy soft chocolate chip cookies, and lots of brown and white icing?), so I thought I would order her one for the party as a surprise. I didn't have time to go to Great American Cookies all the way in Columbia, so I went to The Great Cookie (located across the street from the law school in the hospital) instead. Their cookies are pretty tasty, so I figured a giant one would be just as delicious!

I called in the morning, and I ordered a large (16-in) round cake that said "Happy Birthday Courtney!" in purple and white letters. Here's what I got:

Oh. My. Goodness. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?? Worst cake EVER! I mean, yes, it's funny - hilarious, even - but please! I am still in shock over how hideously this cake turned out.

Let's talk about all the problems with this cake: it's a small cake (12-in) (not 16-in, like I ordered), it's heart-shaped (not round, like I ordered), "birthday" is on two lines, as is "Courtney," or should I say "Courney" since her name is SPELLED WRONG! Could there be more things wrong with it? Thankfully, there were no problems with the taste - it was delicious.

Clearly, I will never be going to The Great Cookie again. If I need a cookie cake, I should just do it myself! Harumph!

Happy cookie cake fiasco,

EP

11 comments:

  1. it's good to know though that even the great BCD sisters sometimes order a cake.

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  2. Sometimes it just boggles the mind at how various organizations people just don't give a rat's ass about doing even the simplest thing like take an order, correctly.

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  3. That's pretty appalling. There's no justification for that cookie being delivered. None at all. Ugh.

    On the other hand...cookies...mmmmmmm

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  4. I seriously can't believe they let it out the door like that. Too funny!

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  5. I went to their web site to make up a cookie-gram and by golly, Happy Birthday Courtney fits on a 16 inch round!!! I hate when people have no pride in their work...

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  6. I went to their web site to make up a cookie-gram and by golly, Happy Birthday Courtney fits on a 16 inch round!!! I hate when people have no pride in their work...

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  7. That kind of workmanship is ridiculous...but it really is hilarious.

    At least it's memorable.

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  8. EP- did you ever submit this to Cake Wrecks??

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  9. Yes! I guess it wasn't wreck-tastic enough...boop!

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  10. i was reading down the list of tags (because what else should i be doing during finals??), and i came across "fiascos (1)." i wondered, what single fiasco was so memorable that it stands alone on this blog of great triumphs? and then i saw the cookie/cake/debacle.

    thank you for providing me with a giant chuckle that found its way out of my mouth and into the ears of everyone on the 2nd floor of thurgood marshall law library :D

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