In 1979, author Roch Carrier famously penned a story about a young hockey fan who receives the wrong team’s jersey in the mail by mistake, much to his chagrin.
Eight-year-old Jacob Bertrand of Mascouche, Que., a suburb north-east of Montreal, can relate all too well.
His stepmother, Tania Levesque, ordered the cake at a local bakery asking for the crest of Bertrand’s favourite team on it, only to receive one with the logo of Maple Leaf Foods, a packaged meats company.
“The bakery obviously went on Google to find the logo, but didn’t write ‘Toronto,’” Levesque said in a Facebook post.
“This birthday is sponsored by Maple Leaf Foods.”
Levesque’s post, which included an image of the red-leafed cake, has garnered over 1,400 shares and 500 comments as of Monday afternoon.
The mistake came as a surprise since the bakery had correctly put the logo of the hockey team on a cake for Jacob’s seventh birthday.
Jacob refused to eat the cake, although his friends did not.
The whole saga would reach a happy ending, as Maple Leaf Foods responded by tweeting that they would send Jacob and his family to a Toronto Maple Leafs’ game.