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- Jen

Just In Time For Mother's Day: 10 Uterus Cakes

This Mother's Day, why not surprise mom with something REALLY surprising?

"It's supposed to be a uterus.



Yep, what could thrill Momther more than an edible version of the thing you broke on your way out? (Er...sorry again about that, Mom.) And since uteri come in so many flavors (ew), here are nine more "inspirational" uterus cakes to really get those creative juices flowing. (Ewwwwsorry.)


Evil jester laughs at your feeble attempts to serve ice cream:

See it? SEE IT??


Hunchbacked Basketball Player Can Dribble No Longer:

Aw. Playa' got served.


Bullwinkle? Is that you?

Ok, while I agree with Bonnie Burton that everything really is better with googly eyes, I still have to draw the line at making letters out of staples. Yowch.


"But, Oh-Cakey-Goddess-of-Most-High-Snark-and-Random-Sprinkles" you're saying, because you're finally using my proper title, "What I REALLY want to see is a tiny cake crawfish inside a cake uterus!"

Well, ok, but only because you asked politely.

What's that? You want two slices? Yeesh. You're so shellfish.


Hey, remember that time when Dobby from Harry Potter tried to stifle a really, really big sneeze?

"Accio CHOOIEE!!"

(I know; that was a real "light bulb moment" for me, too.)


Gosh, all this pink is getting kind of monotonous, don't you think?

Here, this should help:

And that's how everyone learned that Jeannie was actually born a Smurf.


And now, a little "poetry:"

Q: "Why did the lady blush during her sonogram?"

A: "Because she saw a fallopian!"





Some people give their uterus a cute little pet name:

(I'm seeing a cross between a Snork and a Fraggle. Please tell me I'm not the only one.)

Lola? Aw, that's sweet.

I bet Crampy McClots-a-Lot could kick Lola's butt.


And finally, the balloon-animal uterus you never knew you needed:

You know, I never thought I'd like a uterus cake, but I've really taken a shine to this one.


Thanks to Laura A., Anony M., Erica O., Tanya S., Isabella, Dawn M., Sarah M., Nicki R., Sarah U., & Shelley T. for all the pro-creations.

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Reader Comments (114)

Bon Voyage? Is Lola going to that farm where all the dogs and rabbits go when they, uh, move on?

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Some days I envy you for your job, but today, not so much. No one should have a file of uterus cakes. It's so wrong on many levels. However, I was wondering if my uterus has wiggly eyes, so you have solved that mystery for me. I wonder if all my internal organs have wiggly eyes too. As for Bon Voyage to Lola the Uterus, do you think there is a flushing in her future - a watery burial as it were? Another educational moment - I actually never considered how old body parts are disposed. Did my gall bladder get a flushing too? And why didn't I get a cake!

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

OMG! RO-Fing-FL!!!! I LOVE that eel!

I just laughed so hard, my cube neighbor had to come make sure I was ok. I'm not.


May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrematia

Hey. Remember when you posted some vasectomy cakes, and got a bunch of comments along the lines of "you wouldn't laugh if these were radical hysterectomy cakes (because those are totally equivalent, you guys, seriously)"?

Those were good times.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Normally I laugh hard when reading this website. Today, I am just grossed out - and it takes a LOT to gross out a microbiology major. Like many other posters I am gobsmacked at the thought of so many bakers churning out uterus cakes. Eww. The only thing missing was an ectopic pregnancy cake with exploding fallopian tube. Uh-oh. Did I say that out loud?

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatTrampoline

Oh, my. It really is a shame you have this many cakes of this sort.

When are people going to learn, a) making cakes resembling body parts is a BAD idea and b) asking for cakes resembling body parts is a BAD idea?


May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

I'm glad to know your correct title, O Cakey-Goddess-Of-Most-High-Snark-And-Random-Sprinkles. But that's all I'm glad of in this post.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

These cakes are wrong in so many levels.... Makes you wonder what they will come up with on Father's Day... and it wont be pretty..

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClara

Dr Karl loved that last cake - if you want to be grossed out even further with pictures of the great Dr Karl Kruszelnicki eating that last cake go to

That last cake was made to celebrate 30 years of Dr Karl's popular science talkback radio show on JJJ here in Australia (a government funded youth radio station). He currently holds the Julius Sumner Miller Fellowship at Sydney University (yes, THAT Julius Sumner Miller - famous for his popular science shows on TV many years ago and the Cadbury Chocolate science ads ads) and has written many many hilariously funny popular science books and been a fantastic presenter on many many science shows on TV here in Australia over many many years. Like the late Prof. Miller, Dr Karl makes scientific phenomena very entertaining and accessible to everyone.

He holds multiple degrees in Maths, Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery.

Apparently Dr Karl's favourite organ of the body is the uterus...

In 2002, Dr Karl was honoured with the prestigious Ig Nobel prize awarded by Harvard University in the USA for his ground-breaking research into Belly Button Lint and why it is almost always blue.

For more info about Dr Karl, go to

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranon

My 5-year-old daughter walked up behind me just as I got to the last picture and said, "That's what a lobster looks like? Wait, what is that?"

Exactly, my dear. Exactly.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Um- for all you naysayers for uterine cakery... Here is a silver lining.... a silver uterine lining if you will...

These cakes would be one way to teach young men in sex ed classes to stay completely abstinent forever.

You're welcome.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersilver linings?

The lola cake looks like some something from which sells plushie internal organs :D

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I know this is a familyish site and all... but wouldn't having any kind of relations with the chick that has that last uterus be an awfully squeaky experience? yuck. Just sayin.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersqueaky relations

What Sharyn said.

Remember when there used to be things that people just didn't talk about because they were kind of private?
Remember when people didn't make cakes out of gross things?

*sigh* Yeah, me neither. CW has convinced me that those days are lonnnnnngg gone.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFM

(sung to the tune, I want a hippopotamus for christmas)

Oh I want Hysterectomy this instant.
Only a Hysterectomy will do....
I want sprinkles, and cakey replications,
So I can have a life with more care-free bed-time relations.

Oh- I want a Hysterectomy wreplication.
Only a uterine cake will really do.....
Make me a cake
make no mistake,
I want it to be full of uteri or uteruses....

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhaha

The first ones look like super-pinkety-pink gas masks to me. Hmmm.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Of course you would post this on today of all days. Yearly exams are not a piece of cake. 0.o

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenkire

I've got killer menstrual death cramps today - the kind that keep me writing in bed instead of going to work, and that make me think seriously that God hates women, even though I know better - and this post made it seem all so much better. :-)

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeafMedievalist
What the heckarooniedoonie?
I think I'll be having a nightmare tonight.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

The "Goodbye Lola" cake looks a lot like Helium from Strindberg and Helium. (If you haven't seen Strindberg & Helium before, you're in for a treat. But you'll never say the word "misery" the same way again.)

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinguiniNeenie



they creep me out even more than those cakes!

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterme

Are you sure that these aren't old Dallas Star's third jersey's for hockey fans? Google the word mooterus for a view.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Okay, I had something to say about everyone of these but I just can't stop laughing because my son walked in when I was looking at the very last one and said, Mom is that a lobster? ROTFLMHO

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

Wow. Just wow. I work in the OBGYN department of a teaching hospital, and I still never see this many uteri in one day! And it's just disturbing to me that so many people think that a uterine cake is a good idea. While my entire department got a good laugh out of these, no one thought it was a good idea to actually eat one.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlizzy

What does it say about me that the cupcake uterus cake is the ONLY cupcake-cake I've ever liked? It does seem to have both a sense of irony and excellent cake decorating skillz going on, and like the "Lola" cake it avoids falling into the organ-uncanny-valley of most of these cakes.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSadie

I cannot believe that people find a need for these cakes.

I want prior warning if you're doing vasectomy cakes for Father's Day. I want to be able to book a trip far, far away.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

1) Sparkle Uterus, the Twilight edition. "I glitter in the Sun!"

5) Excuse me , ma'am, but I believe you have a shrimp in your Vajayjay.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJL

I seem to be a bit late commenting here, but here goes:

1. When my mom had her hysterectomy, we got her a cake with a little plastic baby on top with a band-aid below her navel.

B. As for some sort of Monty Python thing about uteri, I submit, from Life Of Brian...

Stan: I want to have babies.
Reg: You want to have babies?!?!
Stan: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
Reg: But ... you can't HAVE babies!
Stan: Don't you oppress me!
Reg: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb! Where's the fetus gonna gestate? You gonna keep it in a box?

III. And if you CakeWreckers think this collection of Uterus Cakes for Mother's Day that Jen put together was disturbing, just keep in mind...

Father's Day is next month.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRanger

Allow me to apologize in advance... (Sung to "Hey Jude")

Hey Tubes, don’t take it bad
She’d feel good now, if you’d just let her
Remember, you’ve already done of your part
Your exit starts to make her better

Hey Tubes, don’t be afraid
You’re about to be so unfettered
You’ve really been getting under her skin
Your exit begins to make it better

And every time that she feels pain, hey Tubes, explain
Why she really needs you now she’s older
So please stop acting like a tool, don’t be a fool,
If anything you’ve been getting bolder

Hey Tubes, time to step down
Your job's done here, so just forget her
Remember, you’ve already done of your part
Your exit starts to make her better

So get on out, de-uterine, hey Tubes, begin
No eggs left for someone to “go home” with
At this point, really, it’s just you, hey Tubes, you’re through
If she keeps you her doctor will just scold her

Hey Tubes, don’t take it bad
She’d feel good now, if you’d just let her
Remember, you’ve already done of your part
Your exit starts to make her better

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

#1 How cute when a child’s crayon drawing makes it onto a cake. No? Huhn.

#2 Looks like a longhorn steer skull. With balls. And confetti?

#3 Spooky.

#4 Lambchop & Bullwinkle’s baby, Daisy. (shudder)

#5 All I can think of is a rat in a maze going for cheese. I REFUSE to determine what a crawfish eats to finish the analogy.

#6 There’s an old, visual joke about a light bulb looking like someone’s grandmother (seen from behind), bent over trying to struggle into her girdle. I can’t figure out why the golf balls are there, though…

#7 The final scene from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” as the ship’s ramp pulls up behind the last alien and it prepares to fly away. Or a failed design for a superhero mask. Either one.

#8a Princess Leia’s buns? I also see a vase or two people face-to-face.

#8b That’s amore!

#9 Piccachu in pink?

#10 When the Aliens take off their facial armor.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

You mean I could have had a cake to celebrate my surgery 2 months ago? Darn it! ;)

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Well, now that we all know that Jeannie has an IUD...a-hem.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

TeresaC -" on"? :) Ha.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSquinty

Well I think I have seen everything a cake wrecker can come up with.. Hysterectomy cakes?? Wow.. just wow lol. That red shiny one has turned me off going to Red Lobster for a very long time. Sheesh will never ever read this blog early in the am lol.

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Annnnd here goes my breakfast.Thanks for the diet tip cakewrecks

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScifimom

Now I'm kind of upset that no one got me a cake when I had my "Lola" removed!

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkaisee

Crap..I wasn't represented in this cake tribute! What happens when you have only one ovary and tube left out of the whole darn bunch?! That's a cake I want to, not really. Nevermind.

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Today's cakes are brought to you by the letters T, M and I. With guest appearances by W, T and the word 'FERN'.

I'm workin' as fast as I can, @Ela. They're coming in too fast -- I dinna know how much longer she'll hold up!

The main problem is a paradox: I forget having seen a cake, then look again. Like Groundhog Day, only with organesque cakes. (That first one from the other day looks totally benign next to these!)

Today's gross-out trigger was an EEL?! Really, @me? I was glad Murray the Moray was there for a visual respite. Something pleasant to behold, don't ya know. A link, however tenuous, to the normal universe where 'could' and 'should' are not synonymous.

Since Barbara Anne has already done a list [eyebrow waggle], I'll just pick on up a few here and there.

What's that supposed to be in the first one -- Kryptonite? Lois should have known that 'Dr. Luthor' was not a real gynecologist.

#2 bears an uncanny resemblance to a flux capacitor.

#5 Nice use of labels. I can't quite make out the label on the crawfish -- it looks like 'LOL!' I suppose that could be. Oy...

#7 Something appears to have been 'tied off'. I'm no doctor, but I'm pretty sure that's not the tube that is supposed to be tied. No wonder it's blue.

#8 Wow, that's certainly...ornate. Is there a pan for these, too? Can't wait to see the commercial for that one. Actually, I can. A very long time.

#11 How detailed. And shiny. And detailed. Tell y'all what, I'm going to mosey back over to the bunker now. I'll just have my mail sent to the lab.

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Learned in sex ed class
about getting crabs, but this
is ridiculous!

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I am with the others who can't believe that you found 10 uterus cakes to show us!! that means there are so many more out there!!!

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

The "goodbye babymaker" one celebrating a hysterectomy is so... Ahem... Uhmm... Tasteful... O__O

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Pretty confident I wouldn't want a uterus cake under ANY circumstance, but despite its CCC Fallopian tubes, the "Ode to the Uterus" gets my vote for best reference. I always thought "ode to a Grecian urn" was a little silly (why are we writing poetry to pottery?), but as a lover of literature, I appreciate the thought.

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Is it just me or does the poetry uterus look more like two Bevis (or is it Butthead) silhouettes facing each other?

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbev

Lola - L-O-L-A - Lola
Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.

Both of these are now fiendishly stuck in my brain, with terrifying new visuals.

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdafter

My four year old son comments, "ooh- sliced ham!"

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

I actually like that there are uterus cakes. I hope that if I ever get a hysterectomy I at least get a cake in return. That being said, am I the only one who thinks that the goodbye babymaker cake is actually made out of raw chicken?

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah mom already had that little years I guess she'll have to live without one of these uterus cakes this year...she'll be crushed...

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia

I think that #7 is actually supposed to be Batman doing a handstand and the splits, probably in an attempt to use some kind of break-dancing maneuver against the evil jester (or joker???).

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG-Baby

I'm still trying to process the fact that people actually celebrate hysterectomies with uterus-themed cakes... Whatever happened to a nice bunch of flowers and a Whitman's Sampler?

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter{gemmifer}

The last one is from an Australian radio show. The scientist has been answering questions on air for 30 years so the celebrate they got him a cake of his favourite organ, the uterus. The station name is Triple J

May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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