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A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Celebrating A Different Kind Of V Day

NOTE: this post contains material somewhat "adult" in nature.

I recently saw on Neatorama that "Tough Times are Good for Vasectomies". Apparently the current economic rough patch has more and more folks turning to the "cheapest form of permanent birth control".

So in addition to an increase in sales of frozen peas, I guess this means we'll also be seeing less of these:

And more of these:

I think my favorite part on this one is the random sombrero: like the doctor would come in, consult his clipboard, and say, "Ok, Mr. Smith, I am going to need you to remove all your clothes... but feel free to keep that bitchin' sombrero on."

And on a personal note, my hubby John would like to remind all of you fellas out there that the ol' snip-snip is only the cheapest form of birth control if you do it without general anesthesia, which, according to him, "would totally have been worth the extra two grand".

[eye roll] Men. A little scrotum-puncturing and tube-cauterizing and they turn into such babies.

Liz P., Michael W., & Jessica G., Ole!

Note: The "We have a runner" cake is by the fabulous Cakeworks - be sure to check their site for more hilarious designs.

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Reader Comments (134)

I notice cake #2 is German Chocolate.

Comfort food indeed.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Hmmm....on the last one, I thought "cajones" too, but it looks like they're sitting on two spoons. That confused me until I read the first comment!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlson

the runner cake is, hands down, the best cake evah!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererin

"We have a runner"
Best.Cake quote. Ever.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I think the first one is pretty cute. ^^

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPink

I like the first one .
The rest not so much

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

I just had to read the comments on this one. I just can't figure out where you would order a cake like this - obviously one would do it on the phone? because I'm trying to picture myself standing in Walmart at the Bakery explaining it. I'm coming up at a loss here!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThistledew Farm

HAHA. This amuses me greatly because I am about to drive my husband to the urologist for his snip. I check the wrecks everyday and just figured I'd do a quick scan before we leave. I even showed him. Now he wants german chocolate cake!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary S.

#3 could almost belong on passive-aggressive notes, too. :P

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

Mom and all five of us kids went to the hospital with my Dad when he had his vasectomy.

Love the runner reference, and baby races in Mexico.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

You know, I'm suprised that no one made a joke about spitting out the cake, or swallowing a piece. But that's probally to low isn't it?

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalRose

Not only does the guy in the last cake resemble my father-in-law, but my father-in-law's name is Ted!!! *shudder* EESH!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJRSikorski

Vasectomies also have failure rates. I have twins to prove that fact!!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Hilarious! I'll have to make or get my hubby a cake when he gets his done. Although if he starts whining about needing general anesthetic, I might need to tell him maybe we should save money by doing it at home with no drugs whatsoever like I did with our 3rd and 4th babies. That should shut him up.


March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the sombrero dude, but I'm thinking that if my husband gets snipped, a cake that looks like a bag of frozen peas (maybe even a CCC) might be appropriate as well.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervespabelle

I love these cakes, ahahhahahah especially #3. Too funny. And as someone who had 6 kids without meds and then a nurse who forgot the pain shot so I woke after having tubes tied with now pain killer. I don't have much sympathy for men getting snipped. So I would have to agree with the statement on the last cake, LOL

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ellen

AWE-SOME-NESS! So funny! Hey all you crazy couples out there: Intrauterine devices can be hormone free and they're good for 10 years! cheaper than a vastectomy in the long run and if you change your mind you can always get it taken out!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"bitchin' sombrero"

Possibly the funniest caption I have read on this site. I laughed out loud.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

The last one is SO FUNNY! I've got a good belly laugh going from that one! Oh baby, that is funny!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

On the middle one: that's supposed to be individual sperm cells right?

Because the pic looks like gobs of semen with a "no" sign drawn through.


March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber of TheAmberShow

"Feel free to keep that bitchin' sombrero on" is my new personal motto.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplumpdumpling

that first cake is just disgusting. any cake featuring sperm is disgusting. actually, these all fall into that category. glad i didn't read before breakfast!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermare

Sharon said I notice cake #2 is German Chocolate. Comfort food indeed.

And appropriately enough, it's topped with chopped nuts. ;)

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I hadn't even thought about getting my husband a cake for this!

. . .Er, not that I am now, of course.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulesCrafts

Wow, that last cake was a riot...what were those floating body parts?? if that's what it looks like, the doctor cut more than he / she was supposed to. Just sayin', Ted may need an additional surgery.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

The sad part is that if any of those cakes are from Canada, the cake cost more than the vasectomy.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

The third cake is signed at the bottom. True art.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy

My stomach is hurting, and I'm trying to get over a coughing fit from the last cake. Everything about it is just hilarious, from the bitchin' sombrero to the expression on the guy's face.

Spouse refused to get the snip & clip. I got the tubal instead, and later I had to have a total hysterectomy. Hey, pal, I suffered more than you did, and I didn't even have to go through childbirth. Suck it up, dude! No sombrero for you!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I am literally CRYING over these CW readers are hilarious!!! At one point, somewhere in the middle of reading the comments, probably about when I read "corners of his fuzzy bubblegum", I completely lost it...then everything else was punch drunk funny.

Thanks for the pick-me-up guys!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

"The wreckiest aspect of Cake #2 is not the subject matter, but that attempt to pipe writing on traditional German Chocolate Cake icing."

Yeah the piping over that icing makes my stomach a little queasy.

Oh, and I've never heard of a man getting general anesthetic for getting snipped, unless they're a big baby. ;) Usually a local is enough.

That's what I was thinking. Pretty much all the men I know who have gone through with a vasectomy have been fine, a little aspirin, possibly some ice and they are fine. Of course the one's that go in for the procedure thinking it's going to be absolutely "awful" are the ones who do have a rougher time of it. I'm pretty sure it's a bigger psychological issue than pain issue for most.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica Lynne

Oh... my. I think I nearly peed myself laughing at this!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Schmidt

Ahem. We'll be seeing fewer of these. Not less.

Persnickety begets persnickety!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, I absolutely love these! I'm sitting here laughing so hard. What's really funny (to me) is that my own hubby is having one in a couple of weeks. LOL!!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristie Silvers

Am I the only one that really wished the sombrero was being held just below the waist on cake # 3?
I know, picky, picky.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

This made my day!!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

You know, my dad's name is Ted and he had a vasectomy. I wonder if we got him a cake for the big snip and I just suppressed the memory.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I don't think anyone else has mentioned the fact that the middle cake has coconut icing similar to the CCC Curious George Tribute cake! EEK! It's scary for that reason alone.

I find it interesting that some women were so offended by having cartoon-like sperm characters on a cake, (the first one).'s far less offensive than those horrible "giving birth" cakes. Those would make ME vomit.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

Lol that is one pretty awesome cake. But that's a very sensitive part of the body, women just don't understand what it's like being kicked there even lightly. At least women only give birth a few times tops...

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I should have requested a cake with my snip, what's another few bucks over my $200 deductible?

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Z.

The second cake is a wreck for an entirely different reason. I'm color blind. I can't read it. I'm guessing it would be easier in person or even with a 90 degree camera angle but I'm not sure. Contrasting colors people, contrasting colors.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHugeness

I'm just PRAYING for a chance to recreate that first cake. I love it!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

"A little scrotum-puncturing and tube-cauterizing and they turn into such babies."

BWHAHAHAHAHAhahaha!!! Gawd, I live your site. I have to catch my breath now.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Everyone is so distracted by the sombrero, nobody has mentioned the black socks? My favorite detail on that particular cake. :)

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHellTygr

Poor Ted! It's not the operation he's so upset about, those scissor things are about to snatch away his bitchin' sombrero. I'd run and cry too if I was him!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

A vasectomy costs how much in the US?!!!
We Brits are spoilt with the NHS, I know (though we do pay for it through taxes) but I really can't imagine any man paying to have the snip! But if it's free...

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn UK

We have a runner!
Cream filling!
Chopped nuts!

OMG! I'm crying from laughing so hard.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Chickadee

my hubby did it with valium only and said had he known how darn easy it was he woudl have done it three kids sooner!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura ~Peach~

Ohmygoodness, thank you for the V Day cakes! So apropos as it was my hubby's v day today. And now I think I am a bad wife for not getting him a cake...

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Anyone else see the first one as having severely disabled octopi on it? They should've moved the eyes!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTien

diopsideanddiamonds said...
"Kids, this is the story of what happened after I met your mother."

OMG, I was rolling on the floor after that comment. So appropriate, esp since the last cake's made out to Ted...

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK8

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