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Boy who got botched birthday cake gets free trip to see the Leafs game

An eight-year-old Canadian boy who ended up with a birthday cake in the theme of Maple Leafs Foods rather than the Toronto Maple Leafs has just received the gift of a lifetime after the hilarious, though unfortunate, gateau snafu.

Jacob Bertrand from Mascouche, Quebec has been gifted tickets for him and his parents to a Leafs game in Toronto in February courtesy of Maple Leaf Foods.

The domestic packaged meats company also threw in $300 worth of coupons for its bacon to help make up for an honest mistake on behalf of the unnamed bakery who decorated Bertrand's cake.

The boy had been so disappointed with his "ham cake" that he refused to try it, despite the fact that parents tried to laugh the mix-up off and served it at his party anyway.

Photos of the baked good, emblazoned with a giant Maple Leaf Foods logo, went viral on social media after Bertrand's mother posted about it on Facebook.

Apparently, the pastry chef chose the wrong logo when googling Maple Leafs, "so this party is sponsored by the cold meats," the post reads.

Hopefully the trip to see the Maple Leafs — the NHL hockey team, not the luncheon meats — will be enough to make Jacob's disappointing birthday memorable for the right reasons.

Lead photo by

Tania Levesque

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