I’ve Seen Everything Now…

I had to share this with you for a laugh today. Look away if you are squeamish like me!

A smorgasbord of 18 midwifery-themed cakes ranging from a scarlet-coloured placenta cake to a foetus shaped cake with a marzipan detachable foetus were among the many cakes made by midwives to celebrate International Day of the Midwife on May 5th.

To help raise funds for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) asked its 42,000 members to embrace their creative side and get baking to give birth to midwifery-inspired cakes. And the RCM was overwhelmed by the quirky creativity of its members.

The winning cake, or marzipan cake topper, had 761 “likes” on the RCM’s Facebook page was by Alison Searle, a lead midwife at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She originally made it for a midwife colleague going on maternity leave. Featuring two marzipan figures of a pregnant woman in labour on an orange birth ball, her partner sat at her feet inhaling gas. (I tried to link to this pic for you but it refused!)

The Royal College of Midwives Chief Executive Cathy Warwick said: “I was amazed by the culinary creativity of the midwives in baking such hugely imaginative midwifery-themed cakes. As I have been visiting maternity units around the country, I have been bombarded by comments from midwives about the IDM cakes. I was truly touched and overwhelmed by how our members came together and got baking to raise money for their fellow midwives across the globe.”  

The second most popular cake featured the emerging head of a baby  about to be delivered, by Vicki Falls, of Scotland, which received 727 “likes.”

Photo: The cakes keep coming, this time from Claire Macdiarmid with a midwifery inspired cake baked for the Dudley Group Russells Hall Hospital.....

Clever though they are, is it me or is that just too much?! Then again, you should see some of the others. If you dare, click here.

5 Replies to “I’ve Seen Everything Now…”

  1. You are definitely just being squeamish!! I think they are brilliant!! And I suspect that I would much rather eat a placenta cake than the real thing!!!

    1. Lol. I am surprisingly squeamish but then I couldn’t have kids so perhaps that’s why – never been through the miracle of life myself!

  2. Having had hospital births I will not recommend them. Fortunately, my last child was born at home with a mid-wife. The difference was vast. I have also attended a number of home births and would not have it any other way.

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