Wednesday, August 20, 2008


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.

34 comments:

tinman18 said...

Your site opened just as a woman sat down beside me, and got a full view of the cake. The only way it could be more embarrassing is if her name actually is Olivia.

I think the cake is really funny, and would love to give it to someone pregnant, but the problem would come when you cut it to eat it. Could you bring yourself to cut up the baby? Eat one of the boobs?

There are enough guilt issues with eating cake in the first place :)

Thriftcriminal said...

Good cake. What about the calories though? (intended as an oblique swipe and the puritanical nature of some of the responses you mentioned)

jothemama said...

Definitely, tc, there are more calories in obscence cake than notmal cake.

Good point tinman, I suppose you either say you'll have some breast, or you take off the little person and put it in the fridge :)

Lottie said...
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Lottie said...

There's no accounting for taste.

Darren said...

Agh! My eyes! Quick - eat the cake!

jothemama said...

Ah, now, Lottie and DArren, you'll have to watch my birth video when you come over for dinner.

jothemama said...

I'm just kidding, there is no birth video :)

Lottie said...

@ JO - eh um eee....I may not be coming to the meet this evening.....

tinman18 said...

I've just looked at the actual site, and am amazed at how horrified some of the women seemed to be. I thought women lost all reserve about their bodies after childbirth.

A girl called Shellie said this:
"my clothes stayed on in the delivery room if I had my way so would have my knickers and gee maybe even my dignity..."

Tell me how many times you'd to read that before you realised the word two words after knickers was pronouned "jee".

jothemama said...

Haaa!

Yeah, I wish I'd kept my gee on too... maybe she's right :)

Nick McGivney said...

I always thought it was spelled ghee...

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-ghee.htm

morgor said...

Tell me how many times you'd to read that before you realised the word two words after knickers was pronouned "jee".

3 times. hehe.

that woman sounds like some freak that would be more comfortable in the 18th century."cover those ankles you harlot!"

tinman18 said...

I'm fascinated by the deleted comment. Considering recent posts have been about periods, returning to sex, birth videos and smear tests, and considering some of the language we use in our comments, WTF (see?) can he have said?

Lottie said...

@Tinman - I'll never tell! ;@

tinman18 said...

Was it you, lottie? Now I'm even more intrigued...

Lottie said...

It was indeed - It was something really dirty and rude. Pure Filth!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

nom nom nom

Little Miss said...

mmm I'm hungry now with all this talk of cake! That cake is great, pity an underdeveloped sense of humour prevents people from enjoying such a work of art.

Anonymous said...

But did it have to be blue icing? Urgh.

Boggle said...

Hello Jo. Your blog is rather - pink.

jothemama said...

For a water birth, apparently.

I made a racing car cake for the husband once, and made it blue - it looked good but you couldn't eat it. I'm torn about v coloured icing. You need it sometimes but I wish they'd invent natural ones.

jothemama said...

It is, boggle, it is. I may yet grow up and make it black, or white, but for now, I'm loving the pink.

Boggle, I'm assuming your'e Peadar from your P IS FOR PEADAR!! outburst today? I hope you haven't come here looking for fingering, you'll be disappointed ;)

Boggle said...

Jo, I will let you in on a little secret: I am the artist formerly known as Talking Snake. Now I'm Boggle. As for Peader, I don't know the chap other than his contributions to Twenty's page - but thought he deserved an upper case P.

Anyway. I'm off to browse your rather prolific musings...

Boggle said...

Jo, I like you.

(Cue music from Cape Fear)

jothemama said...

Ah, now. No need for that. No stalking here, please. For the record, I'm an over weight mammy, no object of desire potential here :)

Boggle again said...

Jo, I notice that you seem to have enticed Tinman18 et al into bloogerdom. Have you a post here that talks about blogs in general, how to set one up, and so on?

jothemama said...

Nah, I think tinman did his all on his own, he was just biding his time.

I pestered morgor and Holemaster though.

There's no need for a post, it's simple - for easy and foolproof blogging, go to Blogger in google and do the 3 simple steps. Wordpress is a bit more complicated, but basically the same.

Boggle said...

Hmm....

Boggle said...

Egad...it works!

jothemama said...

And another blog is born...

PĂ©itseoga said...

i won't have a baby shower (i think) but i would be delighted with the cake! must go now and read the comments on the original site!

PS i read 'jee' as in jesus straight away, what's 'gee' with a g as in git? i'm an ignorant foreigner, i miss out on many of the finer points of the english language...

PĂ©itseoga said...

PPS i'd have no problem eating a boob or labia off the cake. i might be worried that it's bad luck for the expecting mother to eat the icing baby... but if it was some kind of chocolate icing, i probably wouldn't be able to resist...

jothemama said...

Hahaaa P, finer points of the English language - I'm sorry to say that the word 'gee' is a Dublinism for the vagina - or vulva, god knows which, really. It's kind of funny. Especially when people say 'gee-bag'.

I hope you continue not to hear it, though :) You're clearly moving in the right circles - until now, that is :)

Love the chocolate icing bit. I would have eaten anything made of/covered in chocolate icing when I was pregnant too :)