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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

A V-Day Snippet

So tell me, Wreckies: was yesterday an exercise in eye-rolling and teeth-gritting and ignoring all those saps on Facebook posting pictures of their chocolates and roses and oh-so-romantic dinners?

Don't worry, you're not alone.

In fact, in the spirit of sweet schadenfreude, here's proof that your day was at least better than this guy's:


No matter how you slice it, that's one cutting take on "V-day."

It's also the only cake that comes with a side of frozen peas.


[Note: If you're not having a hearty chortle right now, you've either a) never known anyone who had a vasectomy, or b) had a vasectomy.]

[Note Note: John's not laughing.]


Thanks for the shear genius, Kim D.

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Reader Comments (64)

Unfortuntately, this cake make me wince...because my poor husband had his vasectomy done on Valentine's Day in 1990 by Dr. Destructo which resulted in 6 months out of work and years of related problems. We both try very hard NOT to remember THAT part of VD.

So we celebrated with cake. Does anyone else see a wreck in a lot of cakes?

Thanks so much for all the laughs I get from here!!! And I love my Carrot Jockey Necklace!!!!!!!!!!

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous on this post

Jen, let the folks without a sense of humor's comments roll off. this post was not tasteless, anymoreso than any of the other posts. it's called "snark," and apparently they only only appreciate it if it's not gender related. my husband "had the cable cut off" after i had three kids. am i incredibly thankful that he was willing to do this? yes. did we (yes, plural. He and i both.) make lots of jokes about it? more than anyone will ever know. does that mean that i'm a man hating, ball-bashing fiend? notsomuch. and you aren't, either.

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Let me ge this straight.

People are angry because you posted a cake about vasectomies and mentioned the ubiquitous bag of peas. This makes you man haters. Huh. Um, why?

One assumes the cake was for a man who had decided to voluntarily have the procedure. I saw no indication you were advocating for forced, involuntary vasectomies. (If he didn't want the procedure he could have said so -- unless he lacked the testicular fortitude, in which case the procedure may not have actually been necessary.)

His partner took the time to get or make him a cake, which tells me they have the kind of relationship where they can joke about uncomfortable subjects. (Perhaps I'm missing the latent homicidal tendencies?) When I was having the staples removed from my emergency C-section, my husband brought one of those claw-type staple removers. It was hilarious. (Actually, it was cruel, because it made me laugh when I had staples in my abdomen. The bastard.) In return, on his personal V-Day, I gave him not one, but two bags of frozen peas, so they were always nice and cold, along with the solemn promise that I wouldn't make him eat them afterwards. I had no idea these could be construed as vicious personal attacks. It's a wonder we're still together after 32 years.

You mentioned the preferred frozen vegetable people use an an icepack to help lessen any pain or swelling -- which strikes me as rather thoughtful. It's not like you suggested they put a rabid badger down their pants.

Whether people like it or not, "frozen peas and vasectomies" are the peanut butter and jelly of the male sterlization world. In fact, I just called a friend and said, "if I said "frozen bag of peas," what's the first thing you'd think of?" She immediately responded, "Ice pack? Vasectomy?" (I love my friends...) She hadn't gotten around to reading this Cake Wrecks post yet, but she's reading it now.

Really, guys. There was no malice in this post -- just male ice.

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

John (thoJ), I was confused too, until I remembered that next week is Mardi Gras. The discontents are just getting warmed up is all!
Actually, I was thinking pretty much exactly what Ann said. Please don't let them get to you. There are so many of us who love you!

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Isn't 'hen night' a sexist, misogynistic comment? Or should I be watching my chickens more closely to make sure they don't phone in orders for a S@feway delivered cake with candy corn and sprinkles? I'm not angry, I think the cake and the 'offensive' comments are funny, but I'm going to walk over and join the Confused group in the corner.

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

I just showed my husband this post and he snickered... He had the procedure done when our twins were 6 weeks old and I might have gotten him a cake like this if I wasn't so sleep deprived at the time.

Of course, I am the woman who made my step daughter a red velvet cake to celebrate her first period, so I should probably be quiet now.

Wreck on, Jen!!

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

Dang....I've had a bunch of surgeries and nobody ever brought ME cake. *pout* I wonder if I can fit a tonsillectomy, gall bladder, double c-section and oophorectomy all on one cake?

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhotojenic

Or you work at a urology office... Like me. This cake is HILARIOUS! :)

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Northington

Here's some irony for you. I have friend, an Army wife and mother of FIVE, who finally made her husband get a vasectomy. Before the docs would do it, they made him attend counseling so that he would understand the repercussions of the surgery.

I am a Navy wife and mother of three, and I got my tubes tied during my third C-section (Bc I am DONE - hubby gets little say in that matter!). All I to do was sign a form.

Are men babies about it? You betcha! If you're married and your hubby has ever been sick, you know what I mean. The world ends. But when I am sick, I still have to go about my usual duties, usually with little complaint. Women (in general) are just tougher on stuff like that.

For those that found this post offensive, I think you're about 60 years too late. We've moved on from the 1950s. And if you think this was bad, you should try growing up short, blond, and Polish like I did!

And BTW, where's my cake for the tubal ligation? I'm offended that I got no cake!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna B

I think you may have discovered the only socially acceptable way in which you can offer someone cake with semen on it!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCreativeSparke

I used to work with a surgeon and we did vasectomies. I'm tellin' ya the weirdest one was where the wife wanted to watch, but also bring in their 18mo kid!!!! REALLY??? What is it w/some ppl????

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Lighten up already! I think this is funny, and so does my husband!

And I'm pretty sure I've seen hysterectomy cakes around here somewhere...

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Ok, this post is waaaay late, but what the heck. I can't believe all the 'haters'. I mean, what about all the sexually explicit cakes with HUGE boobs & whatnot? As long as it's equal opportunity for both genders, what's the problem? (i.e. if you have boob cakes, etc. you gotta have the male cakes for whatever appropriate occasions.) You gonna censor the whole frickin' world or something?! As another poster pointed out, surely it was voluntary. And yes, as another one said, it's way cheaper and SAFER than she getting her tubes tied. If you really love someone, would you force them to do something MORE dangerous (& expensive) than what you have to do but would reach the same goal? If yes, he must not love you, unless he has some major phobias concerning blood/surgery/hospitals, etc. Then, you might consider alternatives. Yes, plural, cuz you can always just use one of a myriad of forms of birth control & then NO ONE has to have surgery! (And if he doesn't have a phobia, you might want to consider divorce/ending the relationship.)

Besides, that cake is FUNNY!!! Geesh, some people just can't take a joke... and OMG, I just got the "shear" genius comment!! Argh, I'm so dense today!! [Leaving room before it gets worse...]

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

It's just a moments pain for a life time of bliss and happiness! I wish I would have thought to get a cake for my hubby!

March 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJes

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