LorienSkye Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:01am

This one is so good I just had to share it:

First, a little background: I just opened my business (legal and insured thanks to all the great info on here!) about 3 months ago. As part of my marketing strategy I became a corporate partner with our city's hospital and offer a 15% discount. One of my goals in doing this was to become their primary supplier for corporate events, departmental celebrations, etc. Today I got my first call for a cake for a departmental celebration, so of course I was pretty happy about it and eager to accommodate the request. Hmmmm....it's for the labor and delivery unit (now you can see an idea of what's coming, right?) They are having a farewell party for one of their OB/GYN's and thought it would be hilarious to have a lifelike placenta cake, complete with fondant umbilical cord and forceps. And the flavor? Red velvet, of course 

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Cakegirl74 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:15am

First, congratulations on the new business.
Second, yuck! It is amazing what people will come up with. Good luck with filling this one.

TonyaBakes Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:16am

Oh my! lol Now that is a bizarre request!

KSMill Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:31am

I'm curious, just what is the shape of a placenta? lol

FromScratchSF Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:43am

Awesome! I'd love that, the strange and unusual would be so much fun!

LorienSkye Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:46am

Oh yes, I'm totally excited to do this cake as I always love a challenge. My mind is already whirling with possibilities.....like, I think I will brush the finished cake with thinned out piping gel to give it a nice shiny "wet" look. Ooooh gross!

SammieB Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:05am

Wow. Fun though it may be, I don't envy the image research you will have to do to make that cake!!! icon_wink.gif

Coral3 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 8:24am

Eeew! - but oh, what fun to make!

Caths_Cakes Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 9:55am

Now thats a new one lol! Cant wait to see the pics! not sure what a placenta even looks like lol!

Jess155 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 1:15pm

Ok that's disgusting.

When I had my 4th baby via c-section, during the list of questions they asked when I checked in was "Do you want to keep your placenta?". I said, "Um, no. Are you kidding?". They said some people like to keep it. I said "For what??" They said they plant it under a tree, or some people eat it. Apparently it's the only way to eat "meat" without something dying. I declined. Sorry it's gross, just had to share!

liha21 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:01pm

I've heard in a lot of cultures that's what they do with it.

I'm surprised a placenta was what they came up with for an ob/gyn. That's not the first thing that came to my mind as I started to read this, haha.

all4cake Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by KSMill

I'm curious, just what is the shape of a placenta? lol




I was thinking the same thing. Ain't it like a blob of slimy matter once the baby has been delivered?

Yeah...that's just plain...disgusting LOL!

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myheartsdesire Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:52pm

@All4cake, that was hideous! I can't believe I clicked on the link. I knew better. I was happily sedated during the births of my children...icon_smile.gif Thankfully. Bet you got some worse pics come up in the search though huh?icon_wink.gif

all4cake Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 2:57pm

Yeah, there really were some bad ones. That one included the forceps though aaaaaaaand it was the plumpest of the bunch.

OP, although it's gonna be one graphic cake, I am anxious to see THAT in cake form!

ETA: Dang! Sorry ya'll! Those ain't even forceps! I seen metal and my mind went directly to forceps. icon_redface.gif

sadsmile Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:08pm

That would be hilarious! The sheen and color on a healthy placenta is luminously iridescent, texturally veiny and shiny. I would get a real kick out of making that. Now there are some badly done placenta cakes where the cord looks weak and thin, so you'd have to do some studying to make it healthy and thick looking and get the colors right.
Unless you are weak stomached, go for it and have fun with it.

AnnieCahill Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:10pm

All I have to say, is look at KoryAK's photo gallery and you will never look at an anatomy cake the same way again.

I showed it to DH and I thought he was going to hurl. LOL!

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by LorienSkye

This one is so good I just had to share it:

First, a little background: I just opened my business (legal and insured thanks to all the great info on here!) about 3 months ago. As part of my marketing strategy I became a corporate partner with our city's hospital and offer a 15% discount. One of my goals in doing this was to become their primary supplier for corporate events, departmental celebrations, etc. Today I got my first call for a cake for a departmental celebration, so of course I was pretty happy about it and eager to accommodate the request. Hmmmm....it's for the labor and delivery unit (now you can see an idea of what's coming, right?) They are having a farewell party for one of their OB/GYN's and thought it would be hilarious to have a lifelike placenta cake, complete with fondant umbilical cord and forceps. And the flavor? Red velvet, of course 




You know a while back someone did post a "baby belly" cake -- with the belly part cut open and the fetus inside. Honestly, it was the most disturbing cake I've ever seen. I don't know who did it (sometimes when people put the keywords in, they forget to put commas between them so the keywords don't work properly) and I've not been able to find it since (thankfully!) Hilarious? Well maybe to someone who isn't wired right. Disturbing? You betcha!! icon_rolleyes.gif

myheartsdesire Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:31pm

Baby bump cakes disturb me anyway.... And cakes featuring babies.....ya shouldn't eat that stuff...:/

FromScratchSF Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

That would be hilarious! The sheen and color on a healthy placenta is luminously iridescent, texturally veiny and shiny. I would get a real kick out of making that. Now there are some badly done placenta cakes where the cord looks weak and thin, so you'd have to do some studying to make it healthy and thick looking and get the colors right.
Unless you are weak stomached, go for it and have fun with it.




Aaaaand you win best post so far of the thread. icon_biggrin.gif

heysugar504 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:38pm

I have always thought baby bump cakes were weird. Something about that just ain't right.

all4cake Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:39pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

You know a while back someone did post a "baby belly" cake -- with the belly part cut open and the fetus inside. Honestly, it was the most disturbing cake I've ever seen. I don't know who did it (sometimes when people put the keywords in, they forget to put commas between them so the keywords don't work properly) and I've not been able to find it since (thankfully!) Hilarious? Well maybe to someone who isn't wired right. Disturbing? You betcha!! icon_rolleyes.gif




She actually removed the image because so many people were disturbed by it and couldn't see the actual intent of it which was, to convey what was goin' on in there kinda like looking into the window of an oven. It really was an artistic piece.

LorienSkye Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:43pm

The Cake is for Friday so stay tuned and I'll post pics. I'm seriously thinking I may have to nominate myself to cakewrecks for this one! Jen features lots of the disturbing baby bump cakes, but I don't think I've seen a placenta make an appearance on there yet!

myheartsdesire Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 4:16pm

Nothing wrong with an artistic piece showing a beautiful baby bump and/or baby. The thing that's wrong about them is when the cutting begins. Just does something to my stomach, I can't take it =/ observe the following if you dare and disagree with me if you canicon_smile.gif
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-cake-gets-cut-down-to-size.html

FromScratchSF Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by LorienSkye

The Cake is for Friday so stay tuned and I'll post pics. I'm seriously thinking I may have to nominate myself to cakewrecks for this one! Jen features lots of the disturbing baby bump cakes, but I don't think I've seen a placenta make an appearance on there yet!




I think the closest was that Twilight cake - it was a belly cake with a baby vampire eating it's way out. It was really gory, really weird, and hella funny to anyone that gets the reference.

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Rosie2 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:23pm
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Originally Posted by myheartsdesire

Nothing wrong with an artistic piece showing a beautiful baby bump and/or baby. The thing that's wrong about them is when the cutting begins. Just does something to my stomach, I can't take it =/ observe the following if you dare and disagree with me if you canicon_smile.gif
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-cake-gets-cut-down-to-size.html


Agggghhh, I could not stand the thought of cutting a baby cake, no way!!!...I totally adore babies and just thinking of cutting one, yeah even if I know is just cake, I think is disturbing. I've done cakes with tiny fondant babies as toppers and I know all the mothers keep the baby as a keepsake and for some reason that makes me happy icon_biggrin.gif

Cakeuhlicious Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by myheartsdesire

Baby bump cakes disturb me anyway.... And cakes featuring babies.....ya shouldn't eat that stuff...:/




I couldn't agree more!! Something weird about eating a pregnant stomach or a whole baby that seems disgusting to me. Those belly cakes look cute...but I wouldnt eat one. Too creepy.

Really????? ~~> http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/Sz18toqyrMI/AAAAAAAAGZk/3yxqL6u7brE/s400/tiffany%2Bd.lw.belly%2Bbirth.jpg

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