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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  • 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!


  • Oh hahah I’m sure the cake still tasted great


  • I feel so sorry for the person who made the mistake, not funny for them.


  • Interesting, maybe be more clearer when ordering a cake. It turned out alright in the end.


  • Honestly, if this was a setup people have way too much free time on their hands.


  • Tasty joke.


  • I feel this one is a bit of a setup for the all too common ‘i want to be insta famous’.

    Love seeing fails tho, great way to have a laugh


  • Interesting that the baker said she wanted it like that. I could see that being the case, but she said she wasn’t aware of any set up (saying to write that because it’s funny).


  • Gave me a good laugh, so no matter how it came about, worth it


  • Set up or not, it’s very cute.


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