Ideas for a funny baby shower cake inscription?
May 8, 2006 5:42 PM   Subscribe

BabyShowerFilter: What to write on the cake?

I've been tasked with getting a cake for my friend's baby shower. I figure I'll get a plain 9x13 sheet cake, no fancy shapes or anything, but I want to get an inscription on it. My friend was on the fence for a long time about having a child, and definitely isn't your typical-mom-to-be - something cutesy, sweet and endearing is totally out.
I'm trying to think of something humorous, maybe slightly edgy and am totally at a loss. It needs to fit on a cake so can't be too long, but rhyming might make it funny.
If it helps, she's having a baby girl (1st week in July).
posted by j to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
"A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for"

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."

"I don't know why they say "you have a baby." The baby has you." -Gallagher

"A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
posted by dpx.mfx at 5:50 PM on May 8, 2006

"Remember this cake when you're screaming for an epidural."
posted by divka at 6:18 PM on May 8, 2006

Congrats, Sperm!
posted by wallaby at 6:33 PM on May 8, 2006

My wife's line after having our first:

If babies were pets, no one would have one.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 6:34 PM on May 8, 2006

"Hope everything comes out okay."
posted by Drastic at 6:56 PM on May 8, 2006

It's not funny, but this is the coolest baby shower cake I've ever seen (blue fondont for the base, white frosting for bubbles, small rubber duckies to finish it off).
posted by mathowie at 7:06 PM on May 8, 2006

Happy Baby.
posted by michaelkuznet at 7:13 PM on May 8, 2006

you could always print out this thread and tape it to the cake.
posted by nitsuj at 8:33 PM on May 8, 2006

Save the drama for your mama

Motherhood: Trading sleep for joy since 2006

I'm bringing you into this world, I can take you out (OK, probably not)

Were you born yesterday? Oh. Wait.

That this group, must somehow form a family
posted by GaelFC at 8:36 PM on May 8, 2006

I went to a co-ed shower in which the cake said "For the mother and the motherf-er". There was booze there.

Seriously, "A shower of blessings", "X Weeks 'Til Mommyhood" or something sappy about blessings, luck, congratulations, etc.

With all those hormones raging, you don't want to get too funny or you'll have a sobbing or offended woman on your hands.
posted by Gucky at 8:41 PM on May 8, 2006

How about 'Welcome' (like the commonly found welcome mat on peoples' front stoops)? (I tried to google images for "welcome mat cake", but apparently I'm the only one who thinks this idea is appropriate.) Still, I do think 'Welcome' is an appropriate sentiment, and it's probably pretty easy to reproduce the look of a welcome mat on a rectangular cake. You could add cutsie images (or not) as needed.
posted by trip and a half at 8:43 PM on May 8, 2006

Also, what are your friend's interests? If she enjoys boating, "Welcome Aboard," if she likes reading, "Starting a new chapter," if she likes movies, "Enjoy the show," for a fan of amusement parks, "please stay seated until the ride has come to a complete stop."

There's a cliche/semi-witty phrase that can be made to sound like it's about babies for every hobby/interest/career.
posted by GaelFC at 9:43 PM on May 8, 2006

"Got Sperm?", "You got fucked!", which is about as edgy as I can think of at the moment. Sorry.
posted by Apoch at 10:36 PM on May 8, 2006


Who knew Vanilla Ice would someday come in handy?!
posted by rob511 at 12:08 AM on May 9, 2006

some of these made me spit my drink from laughing!
thanks, everyone!
posted by j at 7:59 AM on May 9, 2006

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