Here's one vagina cake you really have to see to believe.
When photographer Chuck Johnson recently attended a baby shower on a boat, he captured a photo of an oh-so-realistic vagina cake with a baby's head sticking out that you have to see to believe.
The expectant mom, Johanna, whose shower it was, told Huffington Post Parents in an email, "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." She added, "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."
The far-from-subtle confection fit in with the party, as Johanna wanted more of a rockin' time,than a yawn-inducing baby shower. "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," she said to HuffPo.
"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," the soon-to-be second-time mom also commented.
Beyond just being a conversation starter, Johanna's vagina cake is just so on trend. Celebrities like JWoww and Christina Aguilera have feasted on vagina cakes at their baby showers. Eww, that sounded gross. Anyway, it's a thing. And if you're into it, good for you. I totally agree with Johanna that a baby shower can be a blast, not a bore.
Still, I think I'd prefer a more toned down shower dessert, because my mom would be there. So perhaps a red velvet cake? Yum, my favorite! And without a baby's head sticking out, preferably.
Would you be cool with a vagina cake at your baby shower? Or would you be super embarrassed?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.