Friday, July 4, 2008

You Say Goodbye, and I Say Hello

Friday, July 4, 2008

It's ironic that a cake meant to welcome a new baby into the world looks so funereal, don't you think? The only thing missing is a miniature carnation wreath at the foot of the cask... er, I mean bassinet.

I can't decide if having the baby's eyes open make it less creepy, or more. Still, at least you're not expected to eat the baby itself - so, you know, it's got that much going for it.
Anonymous said...

OMG I thought the same thing! I was like "what are those candles?" LOL

MaryO said...

Too weird and what the heck are those doo-dads surrounding the cake ? I can kinda make out some of them: safety pins and...what? Little green flashlights? The cake also vaguely resembles those beyond belief decorated Easter eggs See's candy puts out every year... or... it's a poor imitation of a Faberge egg... NAH!!!!!!!

W said...

oh my gosh..... I just found your blog, and I LOVE it. My friend and I have been rolling. I am a cake wh*re, and I love cake, but I have to say there are cakes on here even I wouldn't eat... And this one... well... takes the cake, if you'll forgive the pun... I actually gasped because when I saw it it freaked me out... I lost a baby at full term and was trying to figure out why someone would make such a cake at the loss of a baby, until I realized it was some horrific attempt to celebrate a birth.... OH.... MY... WORD.... there are just no words... NO WORDS....

BTW, I am TOTALLY going to put a link to your blog on mine! LOVE it!!
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Those aren't candles those are Bottles and Rattles

Shalia.Athena.Rivera said...

OMIGOD -- you're so right it's even worse than having a baby on top of that! It's a funeral. If I receive this I would send it back to the sender.

Anonymous said...

I too lost a baby at birth. If I saw this cake at a baby shower (assuming I had actually managed to get up the intestinal fortitude to actually attend a baby shower) I'd probably completely lose it and spend the rest of the day curled up on the floor of my closet in a fetal position.

WHY would anyone think a cake like that is a good idea?!

RJ said...

It looks like a pastel version of the pod they put Mr. spock's body in at the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Or maybe it was a prop from Leonard Nimoy's old In Search Of... show: "This week we go in search of... the dead baby baby shower cake."

Anonymous said...

I swear when I first saw this abominable cake I thought it said "eat a girl"... This site has me conditioned for the worst :(

Anonymous said...

Actually, my wife came up with the worst question about this monstrosity.....is it a red velvet cake?

Sorry, had to share....

Sarah said...

Ditto previous comments. It looks exactly funereal. One of my friends recently lost her newborn baby girl, and the casket looked remarkably like this.

Someone didn't think that out.

Kimmy said...

And like the baby cake above this one, this cake is going to eventually be cut up and eaten...first the funeral and then cannibalism. Good work!

fluffernutter said...

Hahah! My 10-year-old just remarked "It was a girl!"

Stevie said...

This reminds me way too much of the post-mortem photography fad of the 1800's. Creeeepy.

Catty said...

Bahaha. xD This is my favorite website.
I'd send in my super-duper wrecktastic cake from June, but I'm waaay too lazy.

Next year, I'll have a wrecktastic Beatles cake, don't worry! :D

Anonymous said...

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Whats up with the decorations on the sides?!?!? A duck? No, two ducks, one fell down...
I love this site! :D

whizkidforte said...

Oh gosh - due to that creepy nature of the cake, it won't be long until bakers and cake designers create cakes modeled after post-mortem children from the Victorian Era. I am interested in that old-timey, but poignant photography, but I simply don't want cakes designed after them.

Cupcakes Lady said...

"eat a girl"... great message! lol xx

Haiku Joy said...

Don't cry, rubber doll.
We'll just masticate your bed.
You, yourself, are spared.