Friday, April 16, 2010

Getting a Bad Vibe Here...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Attn Parents: This post is not appropriate for young children. Or adults, really, but I won't tell if you won't.


Since I know you're curious about the behind-the-scenes workings here at Cake Wrecks, I thought I'd provide you with the actual dialogue between me and John while discussing a cake.

This cake:

Ready? Here goes.

Me: [calling to other room] "Hey, you don't know any vibrator puns, do you?"

John: [crossing the distance in approximately .7 seconds] "What are you working on?"

Me: "Oh, it's this one. I've got the 'bad vibe' thing going for the title, but now I'm at a loss. What else do you call these things? Do you know any euphemisms?"

John: [staring] "What's it supposed to be?"

Me: "Beats me. It just looks like a giant pink finger."

[both of us pause]

Me: "Hey, I bet that's one."

John: [unable to speak due to laughter]

John: [getting his breath back] "You HAVE to write this down."


Annnnd that's about it. By the way, I feel this is an excellent time to mention that, yes indeedy, we actually get paid now to do this. Living' the dream, people. We're livin' the dream.

Oh, and neither Lis B. nor I have any idea what that cake is supposed to be. However, since it was in the "kids cakes" gallery on the bakery's website I'm guessing it's probably some perfectly innocent character from a cartoon or something. No doubt many of you are preparing to point this out in the comments, too, so that the rest of us look like pervy malcontents. So, you know, I've got that to look forward to.

Livin
' the dream, man. Livin'. The. Dream.

- Related Wreckage: Funny Business
«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 278   Newer›   Newest»
Karate Mom said...

Well, I, for one, think that it's the perfect cake to accompany "The Talk" with your 10 to 13 year old daughter because it looks like a fancifully decorated maxi pad.
"Honey, we need to talk. But first, have some cake. You're going to be a woman soon, and...."

-Lisa

Trevor said...

It does, actually, look like a giant pink finger indeed. I don't the "vibe" that you got however. I have tried looking at this a variety of different ways, and I just don't get it. I can't figure it out.

Hmm I think it's a emousibe. that's what my wv was to post this. I think that's what I'll call it.

Just Jim said...

I believe that is the most cherished of all children's characters, Maxi the Pad.

Jonni said...

I have a 4 year old and have NO idea what this is suppose to be. But in your warnings, you might want to say Put Your Coffee Down Prior to Reading!

Looks like a giant pink finger *giggle*

Now I must go wash off the keyboard.

Colette said...

See, & here I thought it was a happy pink tombstone =)

Anonymous said...

Erm.....maybe it's just me, but this reminds me of something that belongs in a commercial for a feminine hygiene product. Doesn't it just scream of "that fresh, clean feeling"?

wv: wooper. "That cake is a real wooper, alright."

Pam S.

Auntie Meme said...

Georgette Baxter, the larval stage

(MTM reference, for you youngsters)

Deirdre said...

I have two kids who love to watch cartoons, and I have NO idea what that might be from! I much prefer your interpretation because it's going to have me snickering at odd moments for the rest of the day.

You are, indeed, livin' the dream.

wv: pressot I'm not even going there.

Melissa F said...

Wow.

I have kids and I have never seen THAT character...

Wow.

=) Thanks for the giggle this morning.

Martin said...

Maybe it's supposed to be My Pretty Bacterium?

Tigerwolf said...

Thomas the Tank Engine Meets Mardi Gras.

^..^

WV: sergent. "Sergent? Looks more like Lady Gent."

Anne S. said...

Pervy Malcontents FTW! Instead of candles, this one should come with an industrial pack of double A batteries. Just sayin'. Posts like this are why my morning's not complete without a CW visit.

Stephanie D. C. said...

Given the flowers and butterflies I'm thinking maybe albino caterpillar or worm????

Rustown Mom said...

Looks like a tombstone. Or Casper's girlfriend. Or a tampon. That would explain the happy expression on it's "face". - har har.

Fignie said...

I'm really puzzled ... I am curious if actually is a cartoon character though ... (I will check back later to see if someone can enlighten us) ... I honestly thought "Mr Happy" was a missus .... but then again my mind isn't quite working at this hour :P

Dr K said...

eautifully made, too. It looks like a flatworm.

wv: extaes: (female plural of extra)

Diana Watson, Writer said...

I agree with several of your readers, this doesn't look like a vibrator. Don't ask me how I know, just trust me. It looks like a menstrual pad.

Wolvie Girl said...

There used to be a cartoon character called Pinky but he was a mouse. Maybe this is Spongebob's somewhat disturbed sea cucumber friend, Pinkbob Nopants.

Areia said...

Pretty sure it's Barbapapa; used to watch those cartoons all the time growing up in Belgium. The Pez dispenser version actually has the little flowers too. He's supposed to be more teardrop shaped than this.

Nobody said...

i think it looks like a decorative cloth sanitary napkin. or a coffin draped in a really creepy blanket. my experience with my 7 year old OR 2 year old is no good when it comes to this disaster....

Melody said...

I have kids who watch WAY too much TV and I have no idea who that is.

I agree though it does look like a Pad or a Tampon. And LMAO at Karate Mom. I think I may have to order this cake in 8 to 11 years when I have the talk with my daughter....

Cara said...

I dunno. To me, it looks like a big Twinkie covered in pink fondant. With a face. Freeeeeaky.

Eleanor said...

Looks like a big pale tongue to me *shudder*

Josin L. McQuein said...

I'm guessing a butterfly without its wings.

femke said...

Is it British? Because it could be Numberjack One, of the Numberjacks.

http://www.recordstore.co.uk/images/covers08/08.2008/9781405241649-300.jpg

hj said...

I actually thought it was the top handle part of a pregnancy test, and kept scrolling for the rest of the cake. As for vibrator euphemisms, the only one I know is BOB, "battery operated boyfriend."

Half Assed Kitchen said...

It's the dreaded pink microbe. It just needs some fringe.

di said...

Geeze, I thought it was a pregnancy test - "It's a girl!"

Um, and I agree with Jonni - we need the "Put Your Coffee Down Prior to Reading!" WARNING.....or maybe, just "swallow"!

Susan Willis said...

It's looks like [url=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20051113174509/tardis/images/c/cb/Lady_Cassandra.jpg]Cassandra[/url] from Dr. Who. You know, the creepy stretched face thing. This time, she's just been stretched over a vibra...er...tombstone.

Christianna said...

Darn those pharmaceutical companies and their marketting to kids! "My Pretty Prilosec"
http://www.pharmer.org/files/images/Prilosec.jpg

Keeley said...

Band-Aid? Maxi-pad without wings? @Karate Mom: if it's for "the talk" should it come with jelly filling? Ewww, I grossed myself out there. No worse than a vibrator cake though.

Anonymous said...

Is it the fridge from Pee Wee's playhouse? It looks similar but I couldn't google any images. Anyone remember?

-amber

Anonymous said...

It kinda looks like the stick part of a Fun Dips pack. Only, you know, ALIVE

Little Lovables said...

well, the butterflies sure seem to like it...

wv: prosac
the butterflies are ladies and not prosac, so they delighted in this cake instead

Mr.one-one-one said...

Like Femke, I thought perhaps it was number one in Numberjacks. Dressed up for a party.

Chris said...

My first thought upon seeing this cake?

"Wow. Apple took it up a notch and is selling a purple iPad? Who knew? And, more importantly, whod'a thunk CW would break the story first?"

Amanda said...

I'm with Jen. This definitely looks like a personal finger massager.

http://tinyurl.com/fingermassager

Vibrators & cake. Good times.

Anonymous said...

You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.
There's a time you got to go and show
You're growin' now you know about
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.
When the world never seems
to be livin up to your dreams
And suddenly you're finding out
the Facts of Life are all about you, you.
It takes a lot to get 'em right
When you're learning the Facts of Life. (learning the Facts of Life)
Learning the Facts of Life (learning the Facts of Life)
Learning the Facts of Life.
...
ERRRMMMM... I thought of the Facts of Life theme sone when I saw this one. You know that special time in every girls' life when... well you know. I wonder if it has a diorama at the bottom as found in the tampon boxes?????

~Amanda

vampi said...

i think the face looks a bit too shocked, so y thought it was a latex gloved finger

Sarah said...

I have a kid, and was a preschool teacher for many many years...I have never seen a cartoon character like that! I *think* it's supposed to be a caterpillar though...that's my opinion. At any rate, it's a cute cake and if you hadn't pointed out that it looked like a vibrator I probably wouldn't have gone there!

Bibi said...

Colette's picture makes me think that maybe it's the cakey way to advertise your skills as a nail tech. "We can decorate your nails, cakes, pulsating friends, whatever! Give us a call!"

Robin W. said...

C'mon guys, Giant pink finger?
It's not the size that matters....

WV subpmen: this cake is a good sub4men

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure it's meant for a "It's a girl" celebration and that it is a baby girl in a crib, badly simplified.

When I first saw it, I was also thinking of less innocent things than newborn babies though.

racheld said...

I didn't mean to comment at all, for I have NO idea, nor any witty remark, but my WV is

cancom

foxfyre said...

I think Areia up there is probably right about Barbapapa -- if you read the wiki article linked there this might be Barbabelle, Barbapapa's purple daughter who is a "lover of beauty".

But it still looks like a feminine hygiene product. Or a little cheapie vibe.

Anonymous said...

It actually does remind me a vibrator one of my friends bought many years ago. And I think it was even the same color!

Daggy said...

To me it looks like the "other" end of a pregnancy test... thanks for the laugh this morning!

Lynnette said...

My real guess would be a very unhairy caterpillar. But my actual first impression was an anthropomorphic tampon.

Jennifer said...

I actually had a vibrator that looked similar (sans face)...

Whatever it is - I hope it's delicious.

Tashity-Tash said...

Now you could have put in something about it's name being "B.O.B" (for those of you not in the know, it stands for Battery Operated Boyfriend). A "spit or swallow" comment may have been a little low brow, but I would be willing to go there.

I personally think that the butterflies and flowers are there for "some added pleasure" :) I could go on, but I'm a little busy right now :) Pardon me while I enjoy my "cake" alone.

Libby said...

It's GOTTA be Numberjack 1. Look! Here's another one: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4263384026_45deb91908.jpg

Whatt'ya think?

Jillypepper said...

@Karate Mom....that is a great approach to "womanhood" - do you think it is a red velvet cake inside?

Kristin said...

Bwahahahahaha...thank you for giving me a chance to totally gross out my 13 yr old.

shellemom27 said...

My first thought was a decorated tongue depressor LOL but I love your "pink finger" brain!

Thomas Westgard said...

I hope it has raspberry filling.

Cara said...

Well, the person who made the cake obviously has some talent. They just failed miserably at making it look like a particular item...

Miss Jamie said...

It's either a Hattifattener (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyannsibley/3953532686/)
a smiling spring-fresh tampon, or a happy maggot. Yay!! dig in folks!

shobelle said...

My first thought was that it was Mailbox from Blue's Clues. But, this (http://www.amazon.com/blues-clues-talking-mailbox/dp/B001X9KE3K) looks nothing like that.

WV: kingfula - the king's fula thought he was buying the perfect celebration cake.

Gourmet Kelly said...

Thank you @ Wolvie Girl for the nice coffee au lait sinus rinse this morning..."Pinkbob Nopants"...I'll be laughing all day.

Kerrie said...

My hubby just said that this looks like something out of PeeWee Herman's worst LSD Hallucination. You know like what Charry the chair would have as a toy.

Laurel H. said...

You have GOT to share the website where you found this!

Lynn said...

Perhaps it was supposed to be a glow worm?

Didda said...

I thought it looked like the stick from the Lik-m-Ade stuff.

Anonymous said...

@Trevor - you mean you could've "finger" it out?

and just wanted to mention that I shouldn't be answering phones at work while reading your blog - but at least I have a smile on my face!

Anonymous said...

looks like a happy "tampon applicator-shaped" cake. I never thought about getting a cake to celebrate a daughter's menses.

Because it's a well-intended, but bad idea.

JelliDonut said...

My initial reaction was, "WTF!" That is still my reaction. Seriously. WTF is it supposed to be?

My word verification, btw, is 'insight.'

Tiffany said...

Whatever she is, she appears to be blushing.....

Kisha said...

My first thought was it's a very happy Tounge Depressor! Saw AAAHHHH!!!

heather said...

That's it, Damn tampons coming with faces on them. Theres environmentally "friendly" and ....well there are just no words...

The Black Dog said...

It looks like a menstrual pad, if lady gaga designed it.

July19 said...

I have a 4 year old and I have no idea, either. Personally, I saw a pregnancy stick.

It may be a blersha. It's my wv today and I think it fits.

ComfyDenim said...

I just love you. You have to know that.... because now I'm singing "Good Vibrations" and wondering why my mom never had cake to talk about "life".

Sigh.

My WV is imniti. Which i read as "I'm naughty" - because I want a vibrator....because obviously - this one is happy.

M. Mcgough said...

My Five year old = The girl
Me = Me

Me: Hey honey, what do you think this is?

The Girl: I don't know... what is it?

Me: I have no idea.

The girl: It looks like a Popsicle stick that is smiling and is decorated for spring.... Oh maybe its one of those spring sticks.

Me: Spring sticks?

The Girl: with the ribbons that you run in circles around?

Me: A may pole?

The Girl: Yeah! but it has no ribbons... I don't know.

So we are also ignorant in this home, But The Husband also agrees with the vibe idea, though it say its a "freaky" one.

Miss B. Haven said...

all I could think, when I saw the cake, was "Have a Happy Period".

Anonymous said...

Another commenter mentioned a latex gloved finger, and now I am thinking maybe it is Patty Prostate Checker, friend to all men over 50.

Jen said...

Looks way more like the NumberJack 1 than a Barbapapas character.

I had totally forgotten about Barbapapas, though, until this post! I LOVED those books as a kid!

dwalter64 said...

Dee - After looking at this a looooonnnggg time, I finally asked my 4 yr. old her thoughts on this. She first told me she thought it was an angel (she still has that sweet innocence)then she said she thought it was a baby. Yes, I could see this in an odd demented way, a baby shower cake. Ok, so you would have to be really odd and demented to get that but I get it!

Abbey said...

I'm pretty sure that's Humpty Dumpty's (nude and floral decorated) wife.

~Abbey

Tricia said...

I think it is supposed to be Mrs. Puff from Spongebob OR a Thomas the Train character.

RobynMM said...

That is totally a finger cot cake for a proctologist convention.

Rebecca F. said...

I really, really, really need to see the bottom of the cake. Is it pointed, like the cardboard shape underneath or is it all rounded and oval-ly like the "head" of the thing.....

Soooo much to mull over!

Partain Family said...

I know!!! Kotex commissioned this cake, right? All it's missing is: "Have a happy period!" written on it to be complete.

Cady said...

I'd agree with the Barbapapa/Barbabelle guess. Especially once you see this pic


However, just to further complicate the issues there's also this Vibrator Barbabelle
which came up on the same image search. Hmmm. You're both right!

Rooh said...

It needs a plus sign on it (perhaps that's just not in the screen shot) to announce a happy pregnancy. It looks a bit like a home pregnancy test - albeit a happy one - to me.

Jess R. said...

My first thought when you said it was in the kid's cakes section was "Tongue Depressor" for a kid who's getting over having their tonsils taken out.

It's uh...really weird, though. I think I'd rather go with a cake that looks like a bowl of ice cream...and some real ice cream, of course.

Layla G. Arnold said...

This has GOT to be a maxi-pad. It looks distinctly the shape of one, might have slightly ruffled edges?, and appears to exude that lovely, fresh scented-feeling... LOL!

However, the "pink finger" had me rolling. Great find.

- Layla

Anonymous said...

Underneath the icing, I bet it's one big spongy ladyfinger soaked in...espresso...uh, yeah.

Anonymous said...

Though it may seem boring after all the much more interesting and exciting responses, I looked up some images of Numberjacks 1 and am 99% sure that is what the cake is supposed to be. Good news though is that if you Google image 'numberjacks 1' you will get to see another cake someone made of the same character.

I still much prefer the idea of it being a giant vibrator though!)

Carol Clayton said...

I think it's a pregnancy test stick. So, the kid's category is totally appropriate, LOL.

kokonatsu said...

To correct..

Hattifatteners do not smile. They freaked me as kid, because all they did was hunted thunderstorms and got zapped. :P

If it is Barbabelle, it should be deeper purple: http://www.naughtykitty.org/barbapapa/barbameet.html (His father being roundy and looking nothing like stick.)

JustALittleBit_Me said...

Doesn't anyone else find this one a little creepy, in a VC Andrews/Stephen King way? Like something hidden for years in the lake is rising covered in purple ooze and is going to terrorize the unsuspecting family that recently moved in nearby without knowing the sinister events of that terrible spring day long ago when the cute birthday cake poisoned the whole party.

Oh wait. I haven't had my coffee yet.

WV: drogents -- Police officer: "What was the name of those people that lived here? They moved away after the investigation. Um, Drummond? No, Drogent! The Drogents! Nobody knows what happened to them..."

moxie said...

Especially given the flowers and such, I thought it was one of the females from the "Changes" animation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf7gwPasYKQ

fancy spatula said...

That's the prototype for the iPad. Duh.

Amy said...

I really have no idea what it is. It looks like many things, but hey, at least it's smiling!!

Anonymous said...

I thought your own comments were funny enough, but many of the comments from your readers were just as funny today. Wolvie Girl's comment about "Pinkbob Nopants" made me laugh out loud.

Sandy said...

Hmm..I also thought pregnancy test.

Christine said...

At first I thought it may have been a cheerful pregnancy test. Hmmm. I can see it being an index finger for a one for a first birthday. *tilts head* at least I HOPE that's an INDEX finger.

MJ said...

This worries me.

-MJ

Winter Moon Jewelry said...

Ooh! It's definitely Abby Stance, the new character on Sesame Street who teaches young girls ways to "last" while holding out til marriage.

RememberMe said...

I think it's Epcot.

Tawandaaa said...

I had a friend who called hers BOB, short for "battery operated boyfriend".

Rosemary Wessel said...

Yeah. Definitely getting the maxi-pad vibe from that one.


OMG :O
I think I just came up with a new invention! **flees to the Drawing Board**

Stella said...

HEY! That's pervey with a capital P! ; )

CMN said...

Is it Barba Papa's wife?

Rochelle said...

HA HA HA Karate Mom that is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the cake is, but "Pervy Malcontents" needs to be the name of an Alternative Rock band.

Anonymous said...

Loved the post, and I just scared my dad with my roar of laughter at Karate Mom's comment ... Poor Dad, he should be used to it by now, right ?

- Naomi

WV : rente > "Pay your rrrente, mademoiselle, orrr else ..."

Tamara Marnell said...

This is Barbabelle: http://www.barbapapa.fr/gb/presentation/barbabelle.html

Only a sorta-kinda resemblance. I don't think that was what the decorator was going for. Given the abundance of butterflies, I give a vote for generic girly caterpillar...

I actually didn't think of anything dirty until all the options were pointed out to me. Thanks, guys, thanks a lot.

Lisa said...

Following up on Karate Moms idea...

Better than a talk. Its a cake for her 'becoming a Woman' Surprise Party. "Surprise!" What young teen wouldn't love having all her friends share in this momentous occasion? The Wreckor Should have written on it, "Happy 1st Maxi Pad Day!"

Lydia said...

I think its a pregnancy test.

Lisa said...

To follow up on Karate Mom's comment...

Better than a private talk. Have a party to celebrate this milestone. What young teen girl wouldn't love having all her friends around to celebrate? "Surprise!"

The Wreckor forgot to write, "Happy 1st Maxi Pad Day"

heatherthemom said...

I asked my 3 year old neice what it was. She said, "That girl thing is a... uh... uh...uh... I don't know what that thing is!" I'm with her!

Jessica said...

Why the long face?

It looks like a neck-less head to me.

Meg said...

I must have a G rated brain... it looks like the face of a deco dame.

JillyBiehn said...

Re: Barbepapa

Quit making me learn stuff, Ariea! I come here for a laugh, not smarts! LOL

WV: serche. The serche for intelligent life is going to be sadly disappointed by THIS planet.

xvxsister said...

I'm thinking it's a weirdly distorted Barbabelle, or even a very feminized Barbapapa? (or it's just the work of a baker who vaguely knew what Barbapapa is, and just made something up)

Anonymous said...

I think it looks like a huge birth control Pill, though with the flowers, I'm getting the bad '70's "walk on the beach in soft focus/not so fresh feeling" vibe.
-Pamlin

TheWantonSeedStitch said...

On the plus side, it appears to be a prettily decorated vibrator!

Now I want a tee-shirt that says "Pervy Malcontent" on it. :D

jengersnap said...

Jen, John, thanks for letting us in on what's "shaking" in your lives. Errr...yeah something like that.

Anonymous said...

My purely innocent comment is surely this is supposed to be a baby shower cake and that's supposed to be a sweet baby and the swaddling blanket got left off of it on accident? (But in all honesty, I totally agree with Karate Mom, too!) :D

RosieLB said...

See, I thought that it might be a pink cell phone - flipped closed, of course.

Now, that's kind of a stretch, I know. Considering that the thing has eyes and stuff.

Still, you know how you can BeDazzle your cell phone. You know...if you wanna.

Jeremy said...

A textured tongue depressor?

Jaime said...

It looks like a cheapo vibrator that would come as the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks....if there were adult versions of Cracker Jacks, that is...lol ;)
~Jaime

Julia said...

Okay, it doesn't really look like any of the things people have come up with (not your fault, people!), but here's my theory: The face, at least, looks kind of like Numberjack 1. So maybe it was a little girl's first birthday, and the customer said, "Like Numberjack 1. But pink. And with brown eyes, because our little girl has brown eyes. And more girly stuff like flowers and butterflies. Cool. Thanks!"

Anonymous said...

I thought it looked like a pregnancy test stick..

unomesowell said...

Jessie -

I thought it was a sock puppet ... until you turned it into a vibrator for me and now a vibrator it will always be.

hilaryarlene said...

I can't put my FINGER on it... but something about it makes me think of Dora the Explorer (I want to meet the writer who thought that rhymed). Perhaps in the original sketch for the show instead of Dora having a map, she had a pad, this being a way to ease girls into puberty. "I'm the pad, I'm the pad, I'm the pad, I'M THE PAD!!!"
Or, perhaps the little girl to whom this cake was given had just come from the doctor and this was the cake decorator's idea of a "cute" tongue suppressant.
-Hilary

PellaBoo said...

Well I have to completely disagree with it being a barbapapa unless the decorator had never seen one and had only had it poorly described for them.
My 3 year old actually said it was numberjack one before I had asked her so I'd go with that.
On another note, her name for my parents aren't grandma and grandpa, she calls them barbamama and barbapapa.

TychaBrahe said...

It reminds me of some old characters on Sesame Street. Does anyone remember the little bugs who lived in Ernie's window box and made a little sketch about how they were going to go to the zoo? "We'll take the car to the zoo!" and they go off pushing the car to the zoo.

NiteNurse said...

My first thought: " Little Miss Happy Tongue"


My second thought: eeeeuuww!!



my wv: bewde; many interpretations
are both baudy and lewd, therefore
bewde

Melaine said...

As someone who had a brief stint selling sex toys, this does in fact look like a vibrator. What's worse is that it's not the creepiest vibrator-with-a-face I've seen...

Brea said...

Big Pink Happy Pill!?

Jennifer said...

I too think it look far more like a Maxi Pad...without wings obviously! :)

OKBridetoBe said...

Totally looks like a "personal massage device". Probably meant to be a catepillar, given the sheer number of butterflies.

Rhonda said...

I'm voting tampon, clearly to celebrate that most precious day in a young girls life when she realizes that her life is going to suck for one week out of every four for the next several decades.

siltedrepose said...

I wanted to point out that if you put the flowers upright then the smiling pink finger is tilted sideways. Maybe it's a surfboard.

Vanessa said...

I think it's the first Numberjack from the BBC kids show---
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/numberjacks/index.shtml

Here are some other images of it portrayed in cake form---

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruceandjackie/4263384026/
(a really tacky one with frosting smears on the plate)

http://www.pixiedustcakes.co.uk/numberjacks.htm
(a pretty little cake with all of the numbers-these things are cute!)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35468156870@N01/1438773993
(a card/napkin with several numbers in foam)

Once you see it in this context, I can envision it on a bakery's website kid section. But once you have the mental image of the "pink finger" you've gone there and it's hard to get back.

Melina said...

I actually think it looks like it's from Miss Spider's Sunny Patch. It kinda has Spiderus' creepy marionettesque expression.

the mouse said...

Oh my. Oh my oh my oh my. And you two just keep me going during school.:D

Funky Kim said...

If you really want to get that vibe from a children's show, you should watch Yo Gabba Gabba. Muno will give you that vibe with texture! Heh.

Melissa (& Billy) said...

It's glittery. GLITTERY.

*shudder*

(it's too bad because that is a lovely shade of lilac and the butterflies are cute. why couldn't they have gone for a bear or a bunny or something?)

WV:Surliqu--the spit curl on the forehead of a sulky child (who was the recipient of this cake!)

Anonymous said...

It looks like a maxi pad

sendingtheclowns said...

Well, I don't think it's cute AT all!
It has that doll-/ mannequin-like, Stepford Wives-y, totally -glazed/stoned stare, for one (many) thing(s).
I've SEEN that look in museums... *shudder*... which has always creeped me out , be it on a person or on a food item. I don't want to eat something while it's STARING at me, for crying out loud. Okay--so it isn't really *staring* at anything. BESIDE the point!
Why is she/it bald??

Hey---say "she/it" really fast~~
THAT'S IT!!
=^~.-^=

scatteredintime said...

Weeeell, there's only one person that it could be...

Lady Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 before her (or by then still his?) 530th surgery to prolong her life.

Anonymous said...

Ask the bakery anonymously. Please? I have to know what they were thinking now!

Mama B. said...

It's Polly Pocket Rocket!

~Anne said...

No cartoon character I've ever seen.... Frankly those blank eyes are a little "Boys from Brazil", so I wasn't going in the vibe direction.

wv: expeci "We expeci more of these cakes!"

abi said...

Looks to me like it's that most cherished of children's characters, Buzzy the Pocket Rocket.

Jessica said...

Susan is totally right! Cassandra, from Doctor Who, was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it too.

Zephyr's Mom said...

Didn't read all the comments so don't know if anyone gave you this euphamism yet. BOB = Battery Operated Buddy!

Sabrina said...

Suddenly I have the urge to check if we have any AA's in the house...

OnTheSceneTV said...

I am laughing too hard :D


Jaime said...
It looks like a cheapo vibrator that would come as the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks....if there were adult versions of Cracker Jacks, that is...lol ;)
~Jaime

GlamMacGyver said...

Huh. And I thought it was a pantyliner.....without the wings of course. Maybe its a first period cake? Birds and Bees? Eeeerrr...butterflies? Oh, thats where the wings are!

Kira B.

Freya said...

i think its ment 2 b number 1 from numberjacks

Amanda said...

Does it have a pink cross or minus sign at one end? It looks an awful lot like a pregnancy test to me.

Anonymous said...

Maxi pad, pregnancy test, tongue depressor, take your pick. but why it has a female face and is in a garden of flowers is beyond me. feminine issues, I presume.

Me! said...

Duhh... its a dancing tampon.
Can't you TELL?
Every 11 year old girl wants one at her birthday party. Look how HAPPY she is. Have a happy period!

LOL..pervy malcontents. Y'all are funny

Gabby said...

Well, perhaps this reveals my macabre sense of humor... but I thought it was a pastel casket, at first. It does look like it's about to be lowered into the ground - as it should be.

I mean, really, someone bury this thing, quick.

trek said...

Looks like the cap end of a pregnancy pee-stick to me.

Melissa said...

I think it's a cake given to a new gardener - meant to be representative of that phrase "green thumb" (hints the flowers and such)... aka. i think it's a thumb, but they didnt want to actually make it green because they were afraid you wouldnt know what the cake was supposed to be.

...

that's a joke. get it? because clearly, we dont know what it is regardless of the color!

TLC said...

I got all shook up when I saw this thing. . . It seems to have crated quite a buzz!

(You wanted vibrator puns, right?!?)

As for the BOB reference: I used to work in a department where our boss' boss was Bob. It was so challenging to work for him he became a verb, as in: You're going to a co-worker's desk, and they're just getting off the phone with Bob. You ask if she can go to lunch. She replies, "No, I can't go to lunch today. I just got Bobbed and now I'm swamped."

This gives a whole new meaning to the term "I've just been Bobbed."

Thanks for the laughs!

RememberMe said...

If it's a Numberjacks 1, then I have to say, they did a better job than this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruceandjackie/4263384026/

Sarah F said...

I was completely innoccent and thought it was a female version of Thumb Man... :S

Anonymous said...

i think its a numberjack - tho the colour isn't quite right.

http://www.numberjacks.co.uk/adults/content/view/108/61/

was it from a British site - as im British and guessed pretty much straight away !

lots of funny comments tho !

Anonymous said...

My 5 year old says it's a corn dog. I asked why and he said because of the shape. Then I asked him about the color and he said maybe it's part of a butterfly. That clears it up right?

Anonymous said...

WV: wainati--what your mind becomes when you look at too many of these perversions of cakes

WV: confl--I'm so confl, I just can't figure it out!

WV: actrali--I hope it isn't actrali supposed to be what everyone thinks it is...

Michelle said...

Now here's a thought.... If one *were* to actually order a cake for the purpose of "the talk", how badly do you think the bakery would mess that one up?

"umm what's this? It's supposed to look like a friendly maxi pad...."

"It doesn't look like that at all..."

LOL

Anonymous said...

This seems like either a tampon or what my students call a BOB--Battery Operated Boyfriend. Either way it;s just odd.

Pamela said...

Tampon?

Rachel M. said...

Ooo, maybe it's the mutant baby from the science fiction classic, "That Only a Mother"!...and as such, a poignant reminder of the dangers of radiation.
wv: eaton
Or maybe its arms and legs have simply already been eaton.

peewee said...

OMG! WOLVIE GIRL's comment..."pinkbob NoPants...HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHA!!"

labibliotecaria said...

Is it Prince Charles?

Terri said...

I'm throwing my vote behind the number "1" from Numberjacks. A creepy, Stepfordy, dragqueen version of that character, but there is enough resemblance in the face for my vote. Rather popular for cakes, but usually in a recognizable version.

crashandburn22501 said...

I think it looks like a show here in the uk called the numberjacks. Its a show about numbers saving the day. Thats what i think.

crashandburn22501 said...

I think it might be a character from a uk show called the "NUMBERJACKS". Its a show about numbers saving the day. It could be no. 1

Nicky said...

It's a worm

Alysa said...

Karate Mom's idea was the most awesome! :) Since I have two girls; I'll have to remember that. First I have to get through the potty training stage...

"Well, I, for one, think that it's the perfect cake to accompany "The Talk" with your 10 to 13 year old daughter because it looks like a fancifully decorated maxi pad.
"Honey, we need to talk. But first, have some cake. You're going to be a woman soon, and...."

Bec said...

a poorly shaped humpty dumpty? or an extremely smooth tampon.

Jen said...

My friends call them BOBs = battery operated boyfriends.

Casey Becher said...

My vibrator Pun:

It's a Dil - Doh!

Anonymous said...

Using it for "the talk" might not be so far-fetched--my school used to show the girls a film in which a mom explains things by making a pancake shaped like a uterus with fallopian tubes! Thanks for the memory.

Anonymous said...

Definitally a tampon applicator. lol

BADKarma! said...

I dunno... To me it just looks like a huge, happy tampon...

Amy said...

You know, if you add a string to the bottom of it, it looks like not a maxi but something other that is used for the same pupose. Try giving a piece of this cake to your male relative..here honey, have a piece of tampon cake. Bet that gets them excited.

Adrienne said...

teeheehee
there's no cartoon character that looks like that.

kelley said...

I wanted to say dil-dough so bad that I didn't have time to read the rest of the comments.

Dil-dough, dil-dough, dil-dough.

Hyena Overlord said...

Wolvie Girl said: There used to be a cartoon character called Pinky but he was a mouse. Maybe this is Spongebob's somewhat disturbed sea cucumber friend, Pinkbob Nopants.

I agree that it's a Bob.

Battery
Operated
Buddy

Or the tongue B.O.B., we saw at a "toy" party once.

wv: unimate...yup...that's what it is...like a unicycle...one and you.*LOL*

Tricia L said...

It is Thomas the Tank Engine's distant cousin, Tillie the Tombstone. Notice the family resemblance? Notice that she is pushing up daisies? No? I got nothing.

Suzanne Dargie said...

Yeah....I'd have to say it's either that Numberjack thing or some sort of sanitary napkin/tampon. At first glance I thought, "A happy Maxi-pad?"

EAnglin said...

I feel old.
Its obviously a pink trimline phone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimline_telephone

Here is a pink one for sale on Etsy (Not mine, no affiliation.)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40541573/vintage-pink-trimline-phone

Anonymous said...

If you look very closely you can just make out the lettering at the bottom:
Congratulations on your proctology degree!

-PKM

Bree said...

It's the "Have a Happy Period Cake."

Because sometimes, when you're dealing with that crap for a week, you need a slice of cake.

Arlene said...

What a lovely color for a vibrat.. I mean cake. With pretty butterflies and flowers to go with it. Now if only the wreckerator gave a hint of what that thing is.. I wouldn't let any kid near that thing since it could be a demented finger disguised as a friendly.. whatever it is.. lol.

Jaemi said...

Honestly?? My first thought was as Adipose, but it's not quite short enough or round enough, but it is what I thought.

ShinyGreenApple said...

It's totally a pantyliner with a face.

Everyone's comments have me laughing till I cry!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure it is for a first birthday. I've seen similar napkins with plaid, daisies and butterflies. Sure is weird looking though!!

Cosmoplastic " A World-Forming Event" said...

http://www.pixiedustcakes.co.uk/numberjacks_detail_1.jpg

I think numberjack is a good option, Number 1 is also purple on this cake.

beautifamous said...

Oh look. It's Margaret's birthday cake. (re: Are You There God? it's Me Margaret.)

beautifamous said...

On another note, I do want to take red frosting and scribble:

"Have a Happy Period!"

Yuurei Sakka said...

When I saw this, the first thing that came to mind was "vibrator!" But I have a "feeling" that's not what it is.

It could be a tampon...

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 278   Newer› Newest»