Thanks to Uri S., who thinks a rose by any other name... still doesn't look like a balloon.
UPDATE: My, my, so many negative Nancies in the comments! After all we've been through, you guys still think I'd put up an intentional wreck? I'm hurt. Truly.*
Anyhoo, for all of you crying "staged!" here's what happened, according to Uri:
"After a lengthy attempt of explanation as to what I wanted on the cake ('just happy birthday with maybe some balloons or something birthday-ee like that') and the woman (who spoke very poor English) behind the counter not understanding- I finally just typed out on my phone what I wanted and handed it to her. This was the result. I was crying I was laughing so hard."