Mum shocked as cake shop awkwardly auto-corrects writing on the icing

omg 25/05/2018

A US mother was left disappointed after a cake shop auto-censored a Latin phrase because it thought it was profanity.

Cara Koscinski ordered a graduation cake for her 18-year-old son Jacob, who graduated with an impressive 4.89 grade point average, The Washington Post reports.

Ms Koscinski had ordered the cake online from cake shop Publix.

She wanted it to say: "Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude, Class of 2018." The Latin phrase translates in English to "with the highest distinction".

However Publix's online system auto-corrected the middle Latin word, picking it up as bad language.

Ms Koscinski told The Washington Post her son was "absolutely humiliated" by the situation but can now laugh about it.

"Maybe I should have just got him his favourite mint chocolate chip ice cream instead," Ms Koscinski said.

She raised her concern with Publix, who gave her a $70 refund for the cake and a store gift card.