Last Updated on: 8th January 2020, 06:41 am
A Mascouche, Que., family is laughing off an error by their local bakery that marred their son’s eighth birthday celebration last weekend.
They had requested a cake with the Toronto Maple Leafs logo for Jacob, a diehard Leafs fan — just like the cake he’d received for previous birthdays.
Jacob’s stepmother, Tania Lévesque, said the bakery told her it didn’t have a Maple Leafs template on hand, so she suggested doing a Google search for an image that could be reproduced with icing.
Jacob’s father, Mathieu Bertrand, picked up the cake from the bakery on the way to a Montreal hockey arena for his son’s party Saturday.
To his surprise, instead of the NHL team’s logo, atop the cake was the logo for Maple Leaf Foods.
Question. When was the last time a mistake went viral and we could all just have a good laugh like this? Nobody’s getting investigated. Nobody’s getting fired. Nobody’s getting shamed. Nobody is apologizing. Nobody’s boycotting. Nobody’s getting sued because the error ruined Snowflake’s birthday and gave him meat sugar party hat PTSD. A funny thing happened and we’re all just like hey, that’s funny. It’s nice.
Even Maple Leaf, who is surely doing it partly because it’s good PR, is being pretty cool.
Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it would send the family to a Maple Leafs game, and offered Lévesque a choice between going to Toronto or Montreal.
“I’m going to choose Toronto because the kids want to go there,” she said. “And also they gave us $300 of Maple Leaf Foods. The kids love baloney from Maple Leaf.”
Not only will Jacob see his favourite team play in person for the first time next month, it will also be his first time seeing Toronto.
Jacob is tad overwhelmed by all the attention his birthday cake is getting, Lévesque said, but he’s “super excited … He’s very, very happy that we’re going to Toronto.”
Hopefully the actual Maple Leafs will give him a meet and greet or something while he’s in town.