So I found this through Damien Mulley (I understand nothing I read at Damien's site, all the technobusinessbloggery stuff makes me feel like an ignoramus of below average intelligence, so I can only appreciate his light relief links). Here is the original site, a cake commentary site. I've been looking at lots of cakes recently, sugar work is unbelieveable! Cake art... Reminds me of my favourite Homer quote: Mmm, erotic cakes!
But coming back to the case in point, in the CakeWreck blog, the writer is appalled at the suggestion that women give birth naked, and also that anyone would want this cake for their baby shower, as was intended. She was planning a water birth, hence the waves. The writer censored the terribly offensive genitals with a black bar.
WTF? Now, plenty of people commented and said hey, I gave birth naked, everyone does, you get hot, it's the natural thing to do (If nothing else then skin to skin contact is necessary for getting the baby moving, working, sucking etc). A fair few laughed at the cake too and said they'd loved it, but plenty were repulsed, disgusted, affronted at the terribly bad taste.
What do you think? I think it's hilarious. I don't think the fondant genitals are explicit or offensive. One woman said something like 'Who's eat a cake someone had given birth on!?' Eh, hello, it's a fondant birth, no-one had a baby on the cake for god's sake.
I think this post possible reveals the best and worst of America all in one!
For some seriously amazing cake work, check out socake's flickr site. A talented lady! Here's my favourite thing of hers.