Pregnancy Test Cake Topper – Used Pregnancy Test Cake

by pregnancy journalist

A pregnancy-announcement cake is making the rounds on the internet this weekend after being posted by an American woman in an Australian cake-shaming Facebook group. (Yes, cake-shaming groups are real, and their presence is strong.) According to ’s site, the cake features a (presumably used) positive pregnancy test placed artfully on the top-right corner of a cake along with the message “We’re pregnant” written in icing.

Well That’s Certainly a Cake Wreck

Tons of commenters piped up to say how gross it is for someone to put a used pregnancy test on food that’s meant to be served to others…which, yeah, true. Lots of those shamers suggested: “Why don’t you just use a fondant pregnancy test?” But that turns out to be hard to DIY, kinda pricey, and, more important, lengthy in time because it includes some actual forethought. Fondant baby cake toppers, for instance, go for $40 to $120 on Etsy, then you need to add in a buffer for shipping time. So I kinda get not going the fondant route…but I also don’t think a used pregnancy test would be my backup option, personally.

This woman is in the bathroom with a pregnancy test…because you have to pee on it to use it…so…it’s weird to use it as a food decoration, because pee.
Image Source RF/Jim ForrestGetty Images

Image Source RF/Jim ForrestGetty Images

The cake also appears to be getting roasted for using the phrase “We’re pregnant.” Commenters expressed their annoyance with this exact wording since it implies that the expecting couple—as one unit—is pregnant, when no matter how supportive your partner is, only one person can actually be physically pregnant. (Unless, of course, it’s two women in a relationship who are both pregnant at the same time. Then “We’re pregnant” applies. Is this super nitpicky? Yes.)

All this to say, this poor cake-maker just wanted to celebrate some awesome personal news, but it majorly backfired. It’s probs humiliating to have your cake roasted in a private Facebook group, let alone face the backlash when it leaks out to everyone. But then again, it’s also a bit humiliating to belong to a cake-shaming group in the first place?

If anything, consider this a PSA: Please don’t feed your guests pee cake.

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