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Misunderstanding results in cat on graduation cake

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When Gambrel picked up the cake for her Indiana University graduate daughter Laura, instead of a mortarboard style cap, they had iced in a cat. (Source: WTHR) When Gambrel picked up the cake for her Indiana University graduate daughter Laura, instead of a mortarboard style cap, they had iced in a cat. (Source: WTHR)
Gambrel took the cake home for their family gathering on Sunday anyway and said everyone got a big kick out of it. (Source: WTHR) Gambrel took the cake home for their family gathering on Sunday anyway and said everyone got a big kick out of it. (Source: WTHR)
ZIONSVILLE (WTHR) - A misunderstanding over a graduation cake is quickly going viral.

A Zionsville mom wanted a local bakery to draw a graduation cap on the picture of her daughter on the cake, but the worker taking the order heard something different.

"I just died laughing when I saw the cat," said Carol Gambrel.

When Gambrel picked up the cake for her Indiana University graduate daughter Laura, instead of a mortarboard style cap, they had iced in a cat.

Gambrel took the cake home for their family gathering on Sunday anyway and said everyone got a big kick out of it.

Several family members posted pictures online, and that's when it really took off.

"It just went viral from there. It's been picked up all over, and we've been having so much fun with it. The comments people wrote on the websites are pretty funny. It's been pretty fun for us. It's been more of a graduation celebration than she expected," she said.

Gambrel says the Marsh bakery offered to fix the mistake, and even gave her a plastic cap to cover the cat. It turns out everyone liked the cat picture better anyway.

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