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What's a Wreck?

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)

...are you sure that guy is Ted? I could have sworn it was Bono...

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

too precious!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBald Outing

Oh my God! Happy Sperm! Someone put Happy Sperm on a cake!

I, too, thought that Sombrero Ted's "guys" were off to he left side of the cake there. And I couldn't help thinking "no wonder he's running, his doctor is not so good at this vasectomy thing. That was a little bit more of a cut than you were supposed to make there, Doc." Then I realized it was just supposed to be the doctor's hand.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the last one - but yea what's with the sombrero?

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter*~*Lis*~*

A lot of vasectomies are done in the office with just a local. However, I'm an OR nurse, and I've done a lot in the OR with a "twilight" sleep aka patient doesn't remember a thing. I bet it depends on insurance and what the patient really wants.

That third one really cracks me up somethin' fierce.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM'Lynn

You American guys have the option of having a general anesthetic or even Valium with your vasectomies? In Ontario, we may have this office procedure paid out of our taxes, but no one is ever offered more than a li'l freezing in that *ahem* area. Our ruff, tuff Canadian boys get to drive themselves home afterwards, on our dogsleds, in our canoes or on our snowmobiles.

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

Happy V Day! :D ha ha ha

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter

Gotta love a cake with chest hair...

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There truely is a cake for EVERY occasion!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeri

"We have a runner" has to be the best cake caption ever!!! That was one hysterically funny cake!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

I LOVE those cakes! I wish I knew someone getting the procedure, JUST so that I could give one of those cakes!

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersweetartist

I am fairly sure that the sombrero was put there to cover up something. Probably a wrecked inscription.

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolin

I love the idea of the random sombrero, because the doc just went "south of the border" on that poor dude.

Yeah, my wife gave me 4 kids and I know I can't begin to imagine that sacrifice and pain, but all you have to do is threaten to harm to doodads and men start cringing....they're sensitive ladies....SEN-SI-TIVE.....

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHogsOfOldDC

Can I ask, anyone know where the first cake here came from? I'm definitely going to recreate this and wondering what those little guys are made from....royal painted in gel? Hmmmm....

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

It's cheaper to get medical procedures done in Mexico. I'm assuming that that's what the reference is to...
Awesome cake!!! Would have loved to hear the conversation between the baker and the people ordering it!

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Our insurance paid for my husband's Big V, so it was DEFINITELY the cheapest form of birth control. I just wish I'd thought of buying him a cake. I bought him a girlie mag instead.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney G

My husband got a vasectomy done here in Canada, and it was covered by healthcare.

Yep, it was free.

He had it done with lasers, too, so it healed pretty quickly.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCanaduck

Oh how I love that bitchin sombrero - so awesome

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

I think the best part about this is that it was posted on my son's 5th birthday, so matters procreational were on my mind. Shame I didn't see it until now!

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol, sorry I am laughing so hard right friend pointed me to this website because of this cake...this cake I did. I work at a bakery where we do custom cakes and cartoon on them. Thats right, we hand draw cartoons in icing...instead of pencil.
The story behind this was he was going to mexico to get snipped, and he was scared, its a cartoon. Im sure you can understand the humor now...seriously.

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Alright so....obviously most people don't get the cake...he's getting snipped in Mexico! What people order is what we do, we have had some messed up orders but what customers want is what the customer gets...try a naked lady sitting on a dead guy playing with his you know what...she was becoming a mortician! That's what happens when you do custom cakes!

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I should have had a cake made up for my hubby when he went for The Big Snip. It would have been so funny!

My hubby is the world's biggest baby about pain and such. But he went ahead with the snip anyway, and now he says that "it was nothing".

I love what the snip doctor said to him - "better a little pain in the balls now than a big pain in the a$$ forever!"

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Can we please get the sombrero-wearing runner on a shirt???

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've looked at these cakes at least three times, on different occasions - And only today have I realized that the thing next to the scissors is supposed to be a hand and not something else... which would have explained the running away, screaming.

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me a minute to realize that the "big-V" on the second cake was for "vasectomy". I thought maybe they were celebrating this poor cad's virginity.

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Burt Reynolds, eat your heart out! lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

the best thing about decorating a cake like the runner cake(which I decorated a while ago) is the customers who have such a great sense of humour which makes my job so much fun^^ I loved all the comments

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanine

Holy sunuvabitch...
I've had TWO children, gone through TWO labors, TWO c-sections, and TWO recoveries, and no one's ever even *thought* to bring me a cake...! But let a fella go in for a 15-minute in-office minor procedure, and it's suddenly a celebration! ;0P

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well I guess we know where Miranda stands on the old spit vs. well you knoiw... question LOL

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason F

Where DO you find these gems?

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Late in coming, I know, but I found out there was a song about vasectomies and immediately thought of this post from 2 years ago! Here are the lyrics :D

February 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Unzip and strip, Chip.
Don't yip when I snip or I'll
slip and clip the tip.

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Aaaand Haiku Joy for the WIN!!! ;-)

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I chalk the sombrero up to having way too many drinks to screw up his courage... at a Mexican restaurant? And he sobers up a bit just in time.

October 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

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