Monday, July 28, 2008

By Show of Hands, Who Thinks We Should Call Child Protective Services?

Monday, July 28, 2008


It's bad enough that this cake seems to be using "full belly" as some kind of euphemism. Add in the picture of the scruffy-looking guy with his arms around a couple of kids, and surrounded by other children in various states of frolicking - all while in a secluded forest, I might add - and you've got some seriously disturbing cake imagery going on.

Considering the degree of wrongness already reached by those two issues, I almost feel petty in pointing out that there's no "a" before "dream".

Just call me petty, I guess.



Dana S., maybe we should look up that number...
{Anissa} said...

The title don't make since to me -- it don't match the cake -- something is wrong here.I started a Munching Mama Monday -- its a recipe sharing day. So come and join us

Seoul Brother said...

Little Golden Books + Homemade Crystal Methamphetamine + Rob Zombie + Betty Crocker = cake wreck!

But it still doesn't explain the conjoined twin kid with one leg adn a flipper arm resting on (or growing out of) the tree.

Hammi said...

That's so terrible... I think the cake was supposed to be innocent, though, but I'm not sure. Hysterical, though. I laughed so hard I cried- and coughed, since I have a pretty terrible head cold right now.

Dea said...

That's a "drrity" cake. Eeep! No thanks, don't want a slice of pervie cake! Anyone else desperately want to know what in the world the back story is???

Anonymous said...

Ye gods, I'm going to have nightmares now.

The skeezy-looking guy reminds me uncomfortably of a smaller and less nice version of Harry Potter's Hagrid.

Helen said...

I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog. I can't remember when I've laughed so hard before. Thanks.

TheCourteousChihuahua said...

The first thing I saw was "Full Belly" sentiment and thought it was perhaps a very bizarre baby shower cake. Now, I just don't know what to think.

allison said...

Can someone explain to me why it needs to be "Full Belly" and not full belly?

It it for the Full Belly organization or could it be a case of runaway quotation marks?

Anonymous said...

There's an organization where I live called the "Fully Belly Project." Basically it's for low income families or the homeless to get food. Maybe that is what it is for.

Erica said...

Anissa, the title implies that the guy in the picture is a pervert, which is why CPS should be called (the children are in danger from the pervy guy). Get it now? :)

Dea, I'm there with you. I would love to know what the story is behind this cake!!

ILoveMNStateFair said...

It seems inappropriate to have on a cake about having full bellies - like its making a mockery of hunger. On a luxury item that isn't even good for you, lets point out that it shouldn't just be a dream to not go hungry.

Oakley Rhodes said...

This is gold. There's a lot going on here, I really want to know the backstory.

kate said...

Gosh, people really don't double check their work, do they? They put all this time and energy making the darn cake then they scribble out some words on top without a second glance... And the arbitrary quotation marks make me "nuts"!

Michael Jackson said...

"I'm Michael Jackson and I approved this cake."

R J Keefe said...

The truly intrepid will want to compare this cake with the deadly quiet center of "Running Scared."

Denise said...

Obviously it's for some sort of children's charity, food bank, soup kitchen, something that feeds kids. But still! Just put kids on the cake! Not creepy-Jesus-looking pervs!!

aleighsmith said...

Whoa. Just... whoa.

Bryan Bowden said...

Is the writing a reference to that Bob Marley song "Them Belly Full"? But that still would not explain the imagery.

solanah said...

Beards are not meant for cakes.

La said...

Cue dueling banjos.

Ekk!

michael said...

'than' is misspelled, too.

fairyhedgehog said...

Despite its faults I rather like this one.

LW said...

I think the two "kids" by the tree are supposed to be apple cores (with faces)?

berdawn said...

I assumed this was for one of those freaky jesus people families who have like a million kids.

Sleepwalker said...

*shudders* Almost like there should be 'nudge, nudge, wink, wink' piped somewhere on there, too.

Jennifer said...

I discovered this yesterday and since my job involves sitting in front of a computer with nothing to do all day, I read all the way back to the first entry.

Best.
Blog.
Ever.

Jennifer said...

oh, and about the cake. I think the only plausible explanation is cannibalism. Or perhaps its for the Special Victims Unit?

hooper said...

YIKES! Yes, call CPS.

Marie Antoinette said...

Let them eat cake!

Miss Melville said...

I don't know if this is the case but being "full" is also Australian slang for being pregnant, so it *could* still be a baby shower cake...? Maybe the scruffy fellow compensated for lack of ability and adopted all the kids...?

Right, I don't know. *shakes head and wanders away*

Angela said...

Oh look, Charles Manson is having a picnic!

MaryO said...

Ewwwwww. Very weirded out Jesus-hippie guy with his arms around two (unsuspecting)children, plus other children (looking like apple cores as another reader pointed out) leaning against trees - or are they mushrooms with green tops?

This is wrong on soooooo many levels!!!!

Jen said...

The kid by the tree looks like he's holding the head of the other kid. "Alas, poor Yorick..."

K2 said...

ok----new take....that's not a beard it's a REALLY BIG SMILE on the face of the mom who is glad that she is pregnant again by another baby daddy....single mom times 6 kiddos...big bucks with foodstamps and welfare!!! WOOHOO!! and someone need to take the grass tip away from the decorator...it's not meant for trees!!

vicki-b said...

I just read through every post on the site, and a lot of the comments... and I just want to say THANK YOU for the best laugh I've had in a long, long time.

"It a gril" had me in tears.

THANK YOU!!!

Ronnica said...

Oh my! I love your site! This is crazy though, everything you just mentioned. It's like they're trying to say that their care workers/foster parents/whomever are a bunch of hippie pedophiles!

Summer said...

You know, my first thought of the guy wasn't pervert, but it was the "Buddy Christ" from Dogma. Does anyone else remember that movie?

Rachael M. said...

Ok, I'm seriously not trying to offend anyone's choices here, but I thought maybe this was a shower cake for the "Quiver Full" movement folks when I read it...and then I couldn't figure out how a man with a beard played in, unless he was the dad and maybe it was a dad shower...

I think this is a good example of if your cake needs a lot of explanation, it is probably not a good cake. PROBABLY.

Katie Alender said...

Maybe this cake is for the man who gave birth a couple of weeks ago...?

And LMAO at Michael Jackson!

Dea said...

DOGMA!!!! Awesome movie - this guy is, alas, even creepier than Buddy Christ.....

giz said...

I suspect that whoever made this cake had a whole different mindset about the message he/she wanted to deliver but isn't it fun to take it and make it totally nasty.

LK said...

Go ahead and call CPS on a cake. It will give them something productive to do.

BTW, you are petty.

Chris said...

I anyone else concerned about the obvious red "devil horns" that the two L's in "belly" make on top of the creepy guys head??

Just wonderin'.

Terri said...

shocking! call CPS!
What IS the story behind this one?

Anonymous said...

Uh, I thougt it might be made for starving children in some thirdworld country,

Anonymous said...

lk; Why, of course we will. Because of course there is no such thing as, you know, a "joke".

BTW, you are obtuse.

Pixel said...

http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Soo glad someone made a reference to Marie Antoinette. That is the first thought that came to mind when I saw this cake

maxflash said...

Caption Contest:

[Jesus Man, speaking to children on log]: "Play your cards right, kids, and you won't end up skinned and looking like an apple core, such as the conjoined-at-the-neck Sherman twins over there. Billy, stop rolling on my new lime green shag carpet!"

thisbagisnotatoy said...

"Dang, I'm not very good at making human hair out of icing -- wait, hats! I'll put them all in hats!"

missbeclane said...

...and it should be "than" instead of "then".

ErIca said...

I immediately thought of the children's singer, Raffi and his song "All I really need is a song in my heart, food in my belly, and love in my family" thinking it must have been a cake for a homeless shelter for kids or something. Now who's the crazy one?

And nice that Michael Jackson took the time to leave a comment.

thisbagisnotatoy said...

Bless you, erica, it can be a good cause and a dreadful cake at the same time.

Markus said...

I think it was a party for people who take care of the homeless. The children are embracing the homeless man and telling him that he deserves to eat.

Lauren said...

except for the badly iced hair, which looks like a beard... but i didn't even notice at first, i dont see any real problem with this cake. it's really cute.

knitakitty said...

I work as a Child Abuse Prevention Educator, and when I saw this, I laughed my ass off.

Etiquette Bitch said...

creepy and also bloody hilarious...eew.

DW said...

Maybe it's the opening of a homeless shelter.Still a cake wreck for spelling though

Anonymous said...

Gotta love all the negative stereotypes abounding about men who have beards, wear their hair long, and dare to smile. What, is it 1950 again?

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who sees a straight-jacket on our hairy friend?

Anonymous said...

Hey...when did Micheal Jackson host a picnic?

Anonymous said...

I love how the man has a mullet.

Anonymous said...

I think it's supposed to be a "we can totally have kids even though you appear to be infertile" cake. I'm thinking "Full Belly" = pregnant. Though I can't speak for what the guy does to the kids when they get there haha

Anonymous said...

Why is a child growing out of a tree? That makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. Anyway, I am kind of wondering why you would make a cake like this. Michael Jackson Day? Pedophile Day?

Mandy said...

Hmm..So someone should EAT A CAKE that says that a full belly shouldn't be a dream? How wrong. ;)

kerenski said...

michael jacksons last dying wish

Anonymous said...

ILoveMNStateFair,

We have banquets all the time to elicit donations from the well-off for our anti-hunger charity. And yes, we often have cake. What do you think we should do, bang on the doors and say, "give us money!"? It isn't as if we're inviting hungry people and making them watch us eat.

You need to lighten up or you're going to have a coronary. And then I will laugh. Because, you know, I'm so "wrong".

Cupcakes Lady said...

lol...unbelieveable! xx