Why bother with a basic blue, pink, or even yellow baby shower cake when you can have one that looks exactly like a vagina mid-childbirth? This viral photo, taken by photographer Chuck Johnson, owner of Freak Photo, proves such a cake totally exists. Warning: Even though it’s just a completely innocent sheet cake, it’s still graphic.
Nora McInerny Purmort, author of It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too), shared a photo of the cake on Twitter, which was served at her cousin Johanna’s baby shower. Johnson shared it, too, writing, “I’m taking photos at a vagina themed mimosa baby shower on a boat with 25 women. This is more like a bachelorette party.”
The party was thrown in celebration of Johanna’s second baby. She told The Huffington Post via 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. 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.”
She explained that it really wasn’t so much a baby shower as it was just a “baby party,” which she saw as an opportunity to let her hair down — something Johanna encourages other moms to do more of. “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.”