Preparing to welcome a new baby into the world is a sweet time for families. Everyone knows the baby shower is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the magic time ahead … unless, that is, someone makes you one of these very, very, bad baby shower cakes.

Who knows who the first person was to decide that recreating the trauma of birth in fondant form was a great idea, but they’ve certainly set a precedent.

What has happened since is some pretty creative, often grotesque, and definitely inedible cake exploration.

We’ve gathered up the ones that have traumatised us the most to share with you in the gallery below. You. Are. Welcome …

30 bad baby shower cakes that will give you nightmares