Celebrating My Birthday With Vulva Cupcakes

To celebrate my recent birthday, I hosted a make-your-own vulva cupcake party. I’ve seen various versions of vulva cupcakes on the internet (including this youtube video which frustratingly calls them ‘vagina cupcakes’) and was inspired to get some sex-positive friends together to make our own versions. My sex educator friends were especially keen on the idea of celebrating vulvas in culinary form.

A generous friend made us red velvet cupcakes, pink and brown fondant (for the labia), and dyed shredded coconut (for pubic hair) in advance. On the day of the party, my guests assembled their own unique cupcakes (or ‘cuntcakes,’ if you prefer), complete with pomegranate seed clits, silver cachous (for piercings), and rainbow sprinkles (for whimsy). While drinking champagne, we created a diverse array of labia shapes: some long, some asymmetrical, and some bejeweled. Needless to say, we had a really fun time and I love that I got to have such a playful, sex-positive birthday celebration. Perhaps these photos will inspire additional vulva cupcake parties around the globe?

Assembling the vulva cupcakes

Cameryn's very excited about her rainbow sprinkled-vulva.

Karyn and Kat giggling while shaping their fondant labia.

Molly loves her vulva!

Louise with her cuntcake and an excerpt from the Cunt Coloring Book.

Yep, the guys had fun too.

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[Note from Debby: there are so many reasons why Kate is awesome, and this is only one of my favorite reasons. This would make a perfect craft/cooking night for the Read My Lips crowd!]

About Kate McCombs

Kate McCombs

Kate McCombs, MPH is a NYC-based sex educator + blogger. She's the founder of Sex Geekdom, a global community for sex educators, researchers, and other folks who love having geeky conversations about sex.