Cat cake: Cake mistake garners national attention for Indiana University grad
9:03 PM, Jun 18, 2013
9:08 PM, Jun 18, 2013
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - When 22-year-old Laura Gambrel graduated from Indiana University in May, she wanted to keep the celebration low key, but the one thing her mother attempted to do to recognize her accomplishments went wrong and is garnering national attention,
ABC News reports .
The Zionsville, Ind. family now calls it the "cat cake."
Gambrel's mom, Carol Gambrel, ordered her daughter a graduation cake with a picture of her face, a scroll and the school's colors. She thought it would be a nice touch to add a graduation cap on top of Gambrel's head.
But the baker must have misheard the mother's instructions and accidentally written down "cat" instead of "cap."
Carol Gambrel said when she was ordering the cake, the clerk seemed distracted, and he gave her a "look" when she mentioned the cap.
She didn't think too much about it at the time, but when she returned to pick up the cake, the entire bake shop was laughing.
"When I went to pick it up at the store, I could not stop laughing," said Carol Gambrel, 59. "I told them not to scrape it off."
"I can only image them doing it and thinking I was going to vet school or something," Laura Gambrel told
Good Morning America .