My Mother Baked Me A Menstruation Cake

When it comes to awkward situations, it’s hard to top a young woman’s first period. Even in the best of situations it’s an inherently shocking event, and there’s really no way to be fully prepared for it. But for AFP fan Annabelle, her first period was made exponentially more awkward, with the help of her mother. Take it away, Annabelle!

When I was 12, I got my first period. I was so embarrassed and had to work to get the nerve to confide in my mother. When I told her, she seemed very excited and oddly proud of me. Later on that day, I joined my mom, dad and younger brother at the dinner table only to be greeted with a cake that was decorated with the words ‘Congrats on your 1st Period.’ That’s right, my mom had baked a celebratory menstruation cake.

Yum! Unfortunately, no photo of Annabelle’s cake was taken. But it turns out plenty of other families practice this same tradition, so we’re able to bring you this delicious selection of menstruation-themed cakes from period parties! Bon appetit!

And of course, don’t forget the Uterus cookies!