Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby Shower #2!

We had our second baby shower today, thrown by my wonderful friends Kim and Karen, with Mandy helping on the flowers (of course!) and the super talented Jana and Matt of Jana*s Fun Cakes contributing our rad cake (just wait for the pictures below...). It was such an awesome party, we are so spoiled. Thanks friends!!


35 week bump! And it's hard to tell here with the tree in the background, but yes, that is another fascinator that I'm wearing. My mom found it and sent it to me, and I love it. It's black and feathery and fantastic. Thanks for my piece of flair Mom!

Okay, take a deep breath. The cake. Are you ready for it? Did I mention it's a red velvet newborn baby cake with the umbilical cord freshly cut?


Yeah... that's our idea of an AWESOME baby shower cake. Does that make us terrible people? And not only was it super creepy, but it was delicious. They did an amazing job.


And the face looks like her 3D ultrasound pictures! Look at that cut cord and bloody scissors. What that girl can do with fondant is incredible.


Her foot and little baby butt...

Jan took all our pictures by the way because Jeff can't be trusted to memorex an event with the camera. He did a lovely job.



Kim and Andy's backyard is so perfect for a party. They rented tables and chairs from the Mexican party store in our neighborhood which was perfect because we had such beautiful weather so everyone was outside pretty much the whole time.


Karen did such a good job with all the party decorations, and I stole a bunch to bring home with me, including this banner:


Joie and her new baby Jacklyn came!! It was so good to see my dear friend, and so nice to meet her new 12 week old baby. She was the sweetest thing ever, it made me so excited to have a little baby girl of my own.


If you didn't think I was an awful person for ordering the cake above, these next few pictures of me cutting into the baby cake might change your mind.


I gave her a craniotomy and was horrified/delighted to find that she had a mid-sagittal line of frosting between her red velvet brain hemispheres. So anatomically awesome!


This is probably where my camera battery died... more good times were had. Everyone promised to send me their pictures so I'll probably have more to share later in the week. Thanks again to everyone who came and partied!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The camera battery didn't die, the camera killed itself rather than contribute further to this nightmarish ritual...

Tana Butler said...

I saw this on Facebook, and I have to say, I wish I could unsee it. I don't know if anyone's had the nerve to say this to you, but this is SERIOUSLY sickening. I'm not posting anonymously, because I'm a human—a mother, a grandmother, and a baby lover. I wouldn't wish these photographs onto my worst enemy.

Please consider removing them, or somehow making them private. I cannot imagine how disturbed a child who saw these would get. Can you?

Anonymous said...

I hope this is a joke. If not, someone needs to intervene.

Blue said...

This is some of the most disturbing stuff I've read in a long time. I'm pretty sure you need serious counseling. More screws loose than Home Depot.

Anonymous said...

I'm commenting because unlike some people around here I know the difference between a cake and a person. Your baby, your party, your cake, your business. End of story.

Dr. David Robinson said...

Forget the negative comments - this looks completely awesome and Elsa is incredibly lucky to have parents like y'all! That girl is going to grow up in a loving home with a brilliantly sick sense of humor. Congratulations!

Liv said...

Wow. Apparently the baby cake was just posted somewhere else considering this happened over a year and a half ago and now I'm getting all these comments. I agree with one of the anonymous comments that it was my baby shower, my cake, and my business, but since it's out there on the internet and not on a private blog (although I'm considering making this one), I feel I need to justify it. We didn't ask for a stillborn baby cake or anything, the cake designers just went with what they thought a newly born baby looks like. My real baby came out much more pink that that thankfully. I appreciated the artistry that went into that cake, and the designers are very good friends of ours that are also parents, so believe me, none of us are sick or twisted or like dead babies. And Tana, we had kids at the baby shower who saw the cake, and none of them were disturbed. They ate it up like the rest of us. Calm down.

Liv said...

Thanks Dr. David!

Foodforthesoul said...

Sick, disturbing, yet pretty funny. But want to throw up looking at it. Hey, everyone has a weird sense of humor so I cant judge!

Anonymous said...

i think the cake is a little disturbing, but i also happen to have a sense of humor so i'm not put off by situation. some people are taking this waaaay too seriously.

also, props to the cake maker! would love to see other anatomically correct cakes!

Tom Westbrook said...

I think the cake is brilliant, and that Elsa is dang lucky to have parents and friends this fun and creative. Creepy, yes, but wonderfully so.

Sick Bastard said...

I LOVE IT! When my mother-in-law dies, I'm going to have a corpse cake made in her image. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

WOW everyone needs to relax, if you don't like it, don't look. I think its hilarious, creepy and what a piece of art. I'm so sick of people making shitty, nasty comments GET A LIFE and put your energy into something worth fighting for... not a cake.
please don't remove your baby shower pics over a few miserable comments