Warning: NSFW pastry below. Do not scroll down if you are squeamish about childbirth or gluten.
Novelty cakes are not a new concept to the world of baby showers. It's easy to go too far with the realism, but if you're committed to it, you might as well go spectacularly too far. That's what one gifted baker, Mataya Conroy, did at a May 29 baby shower for a mom named Johanna.
She made a cake in the shape of a healthy (if surly) baby emerging from a hyper-realistic dilated vagina made of frosting and mashed strawberries. The strawberries were an especially disconcerting touch. Photographer Chuck Johnson snapped a pic of the cake, which quickly went viral on Facebook.
Johanna, who is expecting her third child, reportedly loved the cake. As she explained to the Huffington Post, it perfectly fit the tone she wanted for her shower:
Most of the women at the party were earthy mamas who clean up every bodily fluid on the daily. The cake did not really [faze] them. I think we talked more about how the short stubble sprinkles on the cake were not realistic because who can actually see or reach that area to shave after 7 months pregnant. When my friends wanted to throw me a shower I asked them instead to throw a party. I think this is an important aspect because mamas I find, do not have or give themselves the opportunity to let their hair down enough.
I highly encourage from one mama/woman to another, more baby parties. It gave mamas the chance to laugh about a baby exploding through their vagina and it gave the women who are not moms yet the chance to see there is life after an exploding vagina where you still get to drink mimosas and dance on a boat.
What a cool mom. She deserves that delicious cake. Although even she may have been unsettled when she finally cut into it. As this classic gif indicates, baby-shaped cakes always end in tragedy: