It's always important to tell your baker where you want the writing on your cake, lest you end up with one of these situations:
"Really, it's the only place that just made sense."
So, for instance, if you ask a baker to "write Happy Birthday on top," you might get this:
...but you could ALSO get this:
Which is hilarious.
But still wrong.
So try to be specific! Use words like "in the middle" to avoid confusion.
See how much clearer that is?
And you can't go wrong with directions like "over this" and "under that," right?
I mean, when has that ever caused a problem?
Oh! And if you're ordering a specific cake kit design, just use that as a reference.
It does help if your baker knows what an "outfield" is.
They... they just moved the hat.
This is going to be harder than I thought.
Well, dear minions, in the end you'll just have to trust that most of your inscription will probably end up on the cake somewhere.
And then you can always send it to me.
Thanks to Emily H., Sarah G., Kate L., Keren S., Tiffany B., Kellie, Mandy P., & Kristen Z., from the bottom of my post.