I Hope My Birthday Is Soon… May 25, 2010

I Hope My Birthday Is Soon…

Because I know what cake I want to get:

Looks like someone already got a piece of this one, though.

And later, someone finished it off.

Mmm… babycakes.

Surely, it’s an atheist’s birthday somewhere. Let’s celebrate!

(Thanks to all 32948423 of you for the link!)


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  • I’ve always assumed that these creepy baby cakes were theist attempts to stop the consuming of babies by atheists.

  • Sandra S

    That’s- that’s pretty disturbing, actually.

  • That is marginally disturbing. ok, it’s really disturbing. and very odd.

  • Ben

    Sandra beat me to it. That is kinda disturbing. Not something I should have looked at while having breakfast (muesli, not babies).

  • Isabel Jones

    I’ve lost my appetite.

  • Is it red velvet cake?

    That is very disturbing!

  • RavynSkyes

    That is creepy, but I have to applaud the cake decorating skills of the person who made it.

  • Ummm, eeewwwwwwwwww…….

    Last year a coworker baked a cake for Mardi Gras. When I found out there was a little plastic baby baked into it, I tossed my piece (well, threw the uneaten part into the trash) – I have no desire to eat babies.

  • Alexrkr7

    Imagine the reaction of an suspecting baker walking by the oven only to see a baby in it. O_o

  • subre

    I’m atheist and it genuinely is my birthday today, but I’ll pass – I prefer my snacks a little leaner, thanks all the same.

  • SickoftheUS

    As far as it’s a poke in the eye to pro-natalist culture (or is it?), good for the cakemaker.

  • Chewy on the outside…crunchy on the inside.

  • Nakor

    I get the joke, and admit to finding it very mildly amusing, but honestly? I would have trouble eating that cake…. ._. It’s just a bit macabre for my tastes.

    The cake maker is clearly very skilled though. I would certainly go to him/her for any desired cake art!

  • DownHouse

    I’m surprised by how many people are so disturbed by this that they wouldn’t eat the cake.

    I think I would enjoy it and laugh through the last crumb. What does that say about me?

    (and I’m a little disappointed at the lack of raspberry filling)

  • @DownHouse

    (and I’m a little disappointed at the lack of raspberry filling)

    …but then they’d feel compelled to go all the way and put butterscotch custard in the diaper. Oh, the humanity…

  • Tina

    I also find this cake disturbing, especially since it’s so well done artistically. I’d have problems cutting into and eating a cake like that.

  • Catherine

    There is a picture on the “Cake Wrecks” blog of this cake after it was cut up and it is disturbing beyond imagination.

  • Barnab

    Strawberry jam filling would have been a nice touch…

  • MMMMMM, my birthday is in June!

  • It is a testament to the skill of the cakemaker that I really wouldn’t want a piece of the diaper part of the cake.

    That said, I’d also have trouble taking a knife to it, unless I sorta defaced it a bit to ruin the illusion.

  • Matt

    I am suddenly very hungry…

  • sc0tt

    It would be better face up and eyes open, you know… like a trout.

  • Ffffuuuuu– *vomits*

  • jon

    I call the soft spot :3

  • The face reminds me of Renaissance painters’ depiction of infants. They all had adult faces. I think that is what is most creepy about this cake. Then again, it kinda looks like my son. That doubles the creepy.

  • It’s Popeye as a baby…check out the forearms…

  • fritzy

    It has that Madame Tussaud’s kind of creepiness to it.

    I also could not see myself consuming a piece of this cake; I don’t like to fill up on cake before dinner and thereby ruin my appetite for delicious xtian baby meat.

  • There’s also a “dead baby” suet pudding.

  • L. Foster

    I’m on the fence about this one. On the one hand, it’s a really well-done (disturbingly well in fact) piece of workmanship and I’d hate to cut it up with a knife. On the other, it’s CAKE. Part of me is squeamish at the idea of it, my imagination being just vivid enough to have a kind of empathy for the inanimate (if that makes any sense?) but another part of me would love to gobble it up just for the shock value/joke about being a baby-eating atheist.

  • anti_supernaturalist

    there’s always an unsatisfying cannibal feast near you

    Xianity offers a mock cannibal meal every day. Of no nutritional value — the consecrated bread (host) of the RC mass gets supernaturally endowed by priestly power to become a god’s flesh (transubstantiation).

    Late in the first century CE when xians met in small, underground groups to share their meagre food, they used bread and wine as sacramental vehicles.

    Rumors soon arose that pointed at xians as incestuous (kiss of peace), promiscuous (men and women hiding in dark places), and cannibalistic. Pliny the Younger as Roman provincial governor dealt with xian cult practices first hand — this was 110 CE.

    Xians writing in self-defense began in late 2nd-early 3rd century CE with Minucius Felix who repeats a rumor about ritual murder of an infant and cannibalistic feasting as part of initiation rites:

    Now the story about the initiation of young novices…is well known. An infant covered over with meal, that it may deceive the unwary, is placed before him who is to be stained with their rites. This infant is slain by the young pupil, who has been urged on as if to harmless blows on the surface of the meal, with dark and secret wounds. …[T]hey lick up its blood; eagerly they divide its limbs. By this victim they are pledged together; with this consciousness of wickedness they are covenanted to mutual silence.*

    the anti_supernaturalist

    For a sober and unintentionally amusing apology (defense) of early xian practices:
    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/1998/issue57/57h012.html?start=2

    *Minucius Felix, Octavius, R. E. Wallis, trans. in The Ante-Nicene Fathers
    (Buffalo, N. Y.: The Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1887), Vol. 4, pp. 177-178.
    *available at: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/christian-cannibals.html

  • Smoothesuede

    I know -I- wouldn’t be disturbed to eat that. I think the whole deal is hilarious.

    But I know I could never serve it. No friends of mine share my sense of humor. It’s a shame.
    I love the picture of “finishing it off.”

  • B-Chick

    I think it is hilarious. I’d eat it, though I would never buy a cake that costs as much as this one probably did.