Hilarious typo on Coles birthday cake decoration baffles mum

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A Coles customer has taken to social media to share a hilarious birthday cake bunting typo with fellow shoppers.

On Sunday, the Queensland mother had just finished putting the final touches on an extravagant, dinosaur-themed cake for her daughter’s first birthday when she realised something was amiss.

Coles birthday bunting with typo, on birthday cake; Coles storefront
During the big reveal of the dinosaur-themed cake, the Coles shopper noted a typo on the birthday bunting. Source: Facebook/Getty

During the big reveal of the impressive cake, which featured a blue waterfall surrounded by grass and dinosaurs, the woman noted the birthday bunting featured two spelling errors.

“Thanks Coles for the birthday addition to my daughter's first birthday cake today... Happa Pirthday?” wrote the confused shopper in her post to the Coles Facebook page.

Alongside the post, the amused shopper shared a photo of the birthday cake, which was topped with the misspelled, multicoloured banner.


The birthday cake in question was extravagantly handmade from KitKats, Maltesers and colourful icing embellishments.

A Coles spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that the typo appears to be a one-off, but they are currently following it up with the supplier.

Coles also encourages customers to return any item they’re not 100 per cent satisfied with to their nearest store for a full refund or replacement.

'It does make for a memorable first birthday', laughs Coles shopper

Busy street outside Coles supermarket
The Coles shopper revealed she didn't notice the typo on the bunting until the big reveal of the cake. Source: Getty

Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, the creative mum revealed she had made the impressive birthday cake herself from scratch.

However, she had bought the birthday cake bunting from Coles Garden City in Mount Gravatt, south of the City of Brisbane, a few months prior.

“I didn’t notice until revealing [it] to everyone,” the Coles shopper told us.

“Once we realised we all had a good laugh. It does make for a memorable first birthday,” she said.

Despite the odd spelling error on the bunting, Coles shoppers were suitably impressed by the woman’s baking skills and applauded her in the comments.

“Cake looks cool,” wrote one shopper.

While another joked that if she lived in Perth, then the spelling error “works out perfectly”.

It’s not just Coles being roasted for obvious spelling errors on its products.

Big W recently made headlines when shoppers discovered an obvious typo embroidered into the slogan on several Disney Classics Bubba Blue Reversible Cot Comforters.

The blanket had been embroidered with the letter “T” instead of an “I”, so it read: “T slept through the night”.

Big W Disney cot blanket with typo
Spot the difference: shoppers were baffled over an obvious typo on the Disney Classics Bubba Blue Reversible Cot Comforter from Big W. Source: Facebook/Big W

Similarly, Reddit users skewered Kmart after a shopper shared an amusing mistake spotted on a sign at one of the retailer's Sydney stores.

“Damn, never knew you had to run a meme account to work at Kmart,” wrote the playful shopper.

The sign, which read "Team memers only" instead of "Team members only", was upvoted by more than 470 Aussies on Reddit who joked that only meme account owners were allowed into the room behind it.

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