I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She is younger than me, braver than me, and an all-around awesome person to be around. In an act of F*ck You Cancer, she decided to throw a girls-only going away party for her boobs a few days before her mastectomy and requested that we bring boob-themed food and go topless. I complied with one part – I brought boobie cakes. Which is odd, because topless is just normal in my everyday life now. Topless is just another Tuesday to me. Since I am breastfeeding and my son is always hungry, it is not at all unusual for me to greet visitors to my home with a quick warning that I am topless in the next room in case they are uncomfortable with it. Yet I strangely remained clothed for a topless party. Hmm. It is probably a combination of not wanting to show postpartum belly flab in the presence of strangers and also a welcome break for my usual topless weekends since I was out without the baby.
I give you the below instructions for boobie cakes, with two simple requests.
- You are free to make these only after giving yourself a quick exam. It only takes a second and could save your life.
- Wander over to My Breast Choice and laugh a little with Aniela. She is an actress and comedian, a member of Sick Puppies Comedy, and I can guarantee you will click away from her vlog with a new respect and a smile.