Most chain bakeries have numbered order books, so you can just write down the code for the design you want.
For example, at this place, if you want a picture of a trophy you write down "SB1."
Beth S. didn't want any mix-ups, though, so to be EXTRA careful she wrote down the name of the design she wanted, not the number:
...which is how Beth ended up with this:
Ok, you're thinking, but surely - SURELY - if you draw an actual diagram of the cake yourself, clearly labeled, this won't happen. Right?
Linsay K. agreed, so she carefully mapped out directions for drawing the Quebec flag on her friend's birthday cake:
She picked the color blue, then used a piece of paper to show the bakers just where to draw the four fleur-de-lis.
I think you'll agree, minions, that all of Linsay's hard work really paid off:
Thanks to Veronica L. Beth S., & Linsay K. for giving me a new fleur-de-lis on life.