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A cheeky picture of a newborn is deemed too pornographic for a birthday cake, a cake blooper and a cake that tells it like it is.


Putting together parties is stressful enough without having to worry that the cake looks right. But if you're relying on a superstore to make your cake, you might run into some snags. When Brit Gail Jordan asked her neighborhood Asda (comparable to Wal-Mart in the U.S.) to use a naked picture of her 5-month-old son for a 21st birthday joke, the store balked.


The photo, hardly of a pornographic nature, is your standard "baby with bum in the air" variety. A spokesman for Asda said: "It is policy across the board that we don't do nudity of any sort at any age. It is nothing new." A compromise was reached, and later that day Gail cut into a cake with a picture of her son with a star strategically placed over his bum. The world is once again safe.

Back in the States, a Wal-Mart employee took down every word of a customer's request for a personalized cake message. Every. Last. Word.


What does all of this prove? The cake is a powerful dessert--it can communicate so much. Like this cake below, obviously made by someone who had had just about enough. Should a dessert ever be used as a cry for help?


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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
Tanya July 2, 2008, 1:42 PM

How prudish can people be. It’s her son. And if she wants to put an innocent picture of him on a cake why should the store care. People are too uptight.

Anonymous July 2, 2008, 2:06 PM

haha, I don’t know. I can see both sides. I love that brutally honest cake :-) Even if someone gets made, the yummy cake will make it better.

Rick Bucich July 2, 2008, 3:19 PM

Love the Wal-Mart cake. Although we see our share of typos in the card business, hope to never see one like that.

Kennyta July 2, 2008, 3:36 PM

people need to lighten up. i would put that pic on my 21 year old sons cake in a heart beat! Thanks for the great idea

Lynne July 3, 2008, 9:04 PM

Nothing wrong with that cake. Naked baby butts are adorable.

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