A Grocery Store Censored A Graduation Cake Saying “Summa Cum Laude”

Grocery Store Censored A Graduation Cake

A South Carolina family is giggling after a superstore messed up their cake order.

Cara Koxcinski is a mom from West Ashley, South Carolina. Cara wanted to celebrate her son Jacob who had graduated from a Christian-based homeschooling program. Not only had Jacob graduated from the high school program, but he had also gradated with highest honors, otherwise known by its Latin term “Summa Cum Laude.”

In order to celebrate, Cara ordered a cake from superstore Publix in Charleston. In order to do this, she ordered the cake, and the inscription on top, online. When she ordered the cake with Jacob’s high honors included in the wording, the computer program told her “profane/special characters not allowed.”

After being censored, Cara confirmed her request thorugh the special orders box and assumed that her job was done. She got a big surprise when she found out it wasn’t.

“We were all standing there, waiting to see it, and when we opened it, it was a huge shock to all of us,” Cara Koxcinski told Washington Post affiliate WCIV.

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It seems that whoever made the cake did not notice the special orders section and just followed the instructions the computer program had placed out for him/her. So, when the family opened the box the cake read, “Summa — Laude.”

While having a censored cake came as a surprise for everyone, it wasn’t much of a big deal. That said, it did bring up an awkward situation for Jacob.

“The cake experience was kind of humiliating and frustrating because I had to explain to my friends and family what that meant,” said Jacob, “And they were giggling uncontrollably—at least, my friends were.”

Despite this mix-up, Jacob and family still celebrated the son’s graduation. Jacob Koxcinski will now be graduating with a 4.89 GPA. He’ll go on to attend Wingate University with an intended major in pre-med.

On top of that, Cara Koxcinski later complained to the store and got both a refund and a $160 gift card.