Why non-cat lovers should speak clearly when ordering a graduation cake with a cap on it.
Did you know that in Ancient Egypt, wearing a cat on your head was a mark of royalty?
When Laura Gambrel graduated from Indiana University, her mom, Carol, wanted to mark the occasion with a simple photo cake. Carol says she and the guy at the bakery "went through the school colors and everything, and I said, 'Oh, could you draw a cap on her head?' And he gives me this look." But since the guy was undoubtedly used to the weird things people request on their cakes, he went for the cat on her head. When the Gambrels saw the cake, they were obviously delighted and wished they had requested that in the first place. We'll certainly be requesting cute cats like this on all future cakes, and we're glad Laura has something to laugh about while she pays off student loans for the next 25 years.