When it comes to cake, the sweet treat comes in all shapes and sizes.
And if you're particularly talented you can even make a cake look incredibly realistic - like a person or an animal.
One cake maker from Wigan is used to getting creative commissions for her baked goods, but she recently got a request that even she admits was rather "random", reports Manchester Evening News.
Rebecca Pilkington, founder of Cake O Rama, makes all kinds of celebration and occasion cakes - from birthday cakes to Halloween cupcakes - and the orders come in thick and fast.
A few weeks ago the 40-year-old received a rather bizarre order for a baby shower cake.
Now when you think of a baby shower, you might be thinking of something pink or blue and cute, but this simply wasn't the case.
A woman got in touch with Rebecca, to have a cake made for her sister's baby shower - but not just any cake, she wanted an incredibly lifelike cake showing a baby being born in all its gory glory.
Specifically speaking, she wanted a cake that showed a person pooping while giving birth
Unsurprisingly Rebecca was a little taken aback by the request.
She said: "They came to me and said they had seen a picture of a baby's head being born and they wanted one for a baby shower.
"I thought it was a bit of a random request especially when they specified the poo had to look as real as possible."
Not one to back down from a challenge, Rebecca was determined to create the most disturbingly realistic cake she could possibly make.
The sponge cake was covered in butter cream, jam and chocolate and featured a plastic dolls head coming out of a vagina.
According to the mum-of-three, the whole thing only took an hour to decorate after the initial baking time was over.
She added: "I wouldn't be happy if it was for my baby shower but for some reason loads of people love the idea. They thought it was hilarious."
In a comment on Facebook the original customer also revealed that her sister "loved" the cake - so it's fair to say it was a big success.
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