Have your cake

Celebrations in anticipation of the imminent arrival are rare in the UK and hence so is the creation of a cake to herald in the new born.

A great supporter of cakes for any occasion, I was still astounded by the ingenuity and downright disturbing nature of some of these creations.

Starting off relatively innocuously, a positive pregnancy test cake – quite sweet really.

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Along a similar vein, celebrating the conception, here we find a cake dedicated to the winning sperm. What I have unclear about is the rubber duckies – do these represent the sperm that lost out?

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The following move onto the kicking phase of pregnancy, as elegantly portrayed by a little foot imprinted on the belly. The first can only be applauded for its use of shocking pink and zebra stripes, but is rather outclassed by the photo-realism of the second.

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We then have a couple celebrating the mother. Who would think this is a good idea, I am not clear. The zombie-like look of the mother, combined with the fact that there is no disguising that you are asking all her friends and family to eat her…

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And the birth itself – for those who wanted to know where babies came from, in graphic detail.

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Saving the best till last. It is coming, ready or not, just so we’re clear on that.

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And for those undisturbed by the above, there are the top two from this (not for the squemish), don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Anyone for seconds?

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