As we head into graduation season, moms and dads all over the Stateline will be ordering the one thing that's guaranteed to get friends and family to travel from around the country to honor their student's accomplishments- the graduation cake.

With that said Rockford area bakers, consider this to be a public service announcement: if a parent orders a cake requesting "Summa Cum Laude" on it, it's safe to write it out in its entirety using that oh-so-delicious frosting.

If you censor the cake by using dashes for the word "cum," you could be ruining someone's very special day.

Just ask this South Carolina mom who ordered a $70 cake from her local Publix bakery and was humiliated when she realized that they wouldn't write the words "Summa Cum Laude" on it because they thought she was using profanity. Insert facepalm here.

In case you didn't know, "Summa Cum Laude" means "with the highest distinction."

According to USA Today, Cara received a full refund, a Publix gift card and was offered a new cake.

What would you do if this happened to you?

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