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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)

Oh the last cake, that disembodied hand holding the scissors looks suspiciously like his cojones!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

I'm thinking maybe the sombrero is a reference to Speedy Gonzales?

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I know it's a wreck.... but that "We have a Runner" is just CRACKING ME UP!!!!!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The little sperm on that first cake are pretty cute. Less terrifying than dismembering a baby-shaped cake. But probably not something I'd want at a shower with my grandmother...

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstonesoupjewelry

darn i never thought about getting my husband a cake when he got sniped! i don't remember him rockin a hat though?.....

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterutaduta

Maybe Ted ran across the border for a cheaper V

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Oh dear.
And they say romance is dead.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

I love these cakes, they are the great! Great Friday morning material. Altough based on subject matter, can these cakes really be wrecks? I don't know if there is a gold standard vasectomy cake against which they can properly be measured. :)

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

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

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwillendorf5761

I don't think these are as horrendous as they are hilarious.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Wow---wish I had gotten a cake when I was 'fixed' but I am afraid to see what a tubal looks like for a woman after a c-section on a cake. My poor husband watched, 'cause I was "out" but he assured me...

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I especially like the fact that the guy on the sombrero cake has one skinny arm and one really muscular, the sombrero is rather awesome!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJentry M.

I had a hysterectomy. No sympathy for the scaredy boys. NONE.

I agree with Wendy on the sombrero. LOL

Erm, the last thing I wanna eat, on a cake or otherwise, is sperm. X( bleccch!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I don't know if I could eat a cake with sperm on it....

I hope they don't have cream filling!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristy M

The "We have a runner" is one of the best I have seen. I wish my huuby wouldn't be such a wimp and get the Big V. And here I thought Marines were supposed to be brave.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNeen

"We have a runner" is from a comedy sketch by, I think, The Kids in the Hall. A woman gives birth and the baby takes off at great speed. The doctor yells "We have a runner" and another guy informs the parents that some babies are born to run and they get sent to Mexico where they have organized baby racing. That might explain the sombrero on the cake. Just sayin'.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjill

Thanks for a good smile today. I needed one, and you gave it to me!

I'm shocked you didn't comment about keeping the air brush away from some of the decorators though!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Good morning all,

I know that today's post will inspire many of you to post a comment in this section which is, as always, great. Before you comment on whether or not the cakes are "wrecks" though, please read the sidebar on the main page and take note of Jen's definition of what constitutes a wreck.

Today is more about the subject matter and less about the construction.

You guys are the best.

Wreck On!


March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn(the hubby of Jen)

I love that guy's chest hair. Very Burt Reynolds, don't you think?

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalibu Niki

Wow, the sombrero-wearing-runner cake has to be one of my all-time favorites!! The ridiculousness of the sombrero, the great "suck it up" inscription, and the occasion itself make for an awesome wreck!

WV: scrucur: a post-vasectomy scrotum

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSkye

You know I really love that last cake...the sombrero totally makes it for me. As a frame of reference, I had to ask my hubby one time how much it hurt and he took on that ultra-manly grin and said, "It didn't hurt a bit." Which to me says he took a LOT of Vicodin, or this is much like his hunting stories and he doesn't want me to know how it REALLY went.

But above all else, this is once again proof that cake makes ANYTHING better.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Wish I'd thought to get my man a cake when he did the V...I think the best part was seeing him all trippy on the Valium they had him take. He doesn't remember much about the day, so having a cake would've helped make a memory. Great wreck material!!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramylu

Wow, there really is a cake for everything. So why haven't I gotten birthday cakes the past few years? And why didn't I have a weird wedding cake? I feel gipped! Maybe I need to start celebrating other occasions in my life to get that cake...

You know, I'm OK with the fact that not all Wrecks are bad and some are just, well, off the wall.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I rather like the first cake the best. Happy little sperm! Shouldn't be there be an egg on there too? 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.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh


March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Hideous Gifts

I had absolutely NO sympathy for my man's complaints during and after the V. I've had three kids for him and I DON'T. WANT. TO. HEAR. IT. You have absolutely no conception of how many minor and major aches and pains go with 30 combined months of pregnancy, three births and three years of breastfeeding. The cake is right, suck it up.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

I see naked guy in a sombrero t-shirt in our future.

Angie (from over at

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

vasectomies are reversible!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Kim

These are hilarious!!!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

I'm trying to imagine a scenario where putting ANY internal organ (or um, material, in this case) would be appropriate. I'm still just not getting there.

And I applaud the completely unnecessary but hysterical sombrero use. Cake decorator dude/dudine, I salute you.

But I can't help but feel that I'd be sorta weird having a party, complete with cake, mind you, to "celebrate" my snip snip.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Comodoro

Those cakes are hilarious. I think the first one is really cute, but those little swimmers sure are shiny. I think I would be requesting an edge piece.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

ha!! Awesome!

Until I read the first comment post, I thought those WERE his "man parts" wow. Thanks for opening my eyes Courteous Chihuahua

P.S. he kind of looks like Chuck Liddell(UFC...anyone?)

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJade

On cake #3, is that a little bit o' ball we see peeking out? EW! It brings me back to the days of HS when my gym teacher would make us sit on the gym floor while he walked around in his shorts and we were horrified to look up and see corners of his furry bubblegum peeking out from his running shorts. :::GROSS:::

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

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

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiopsideanddiamonds

I suspect that the last one was a hint directed at Ted :P

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA.C.

I think the sperm on the first cake would be less creepy if they didn't have eyes. I agree with "The Courteous Chihuahua" that the disembodied hand with the scissors looks like his cojones! I had to look at it a few times to see what it was. Love the sombrero!

WV: reelly. really.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie H.

In reply to Jill's post, the phrase "We have a runner" is from the 1976 feature movie "Logan's Run" (don't know if it was in the novel that the movie was based on...). High-tech sci-fi movie that pre-dated Star Wars, and packed a wallop of a message that is still timely. There's a remake scheduled for 2010. Perhaps it will spawn a new line of cakes :)

wv: thotis -- "I thotis was a great movie!"

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersingdown

Too funny!

My husband just had to have surgery on "the boys" last Friday and has been a mess ever since.

They just don't manage pain the same way women do, even the surgeon had to agree. He said women are just tougher!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervertigobcooks

that last cake is FUNNY!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTooTiredToRide

Hilarious! LOOOOOVE the site! It gives me as many giggles as the usual webcomics I read

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My poor hubby didn't get a cake for his big V day...last month. However, you have just given me such a great idea for when we get the go ahead after a "clean" sample...*evil laughter*

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"...the corners of his furry bubblegum ..." *snort*

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharity and Darcy

oh man i'm soooo going to get the long swimmer cake if i get knocked up!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVee

Oh my god, the disembodies nuts/hand is hilarious... even if that's probably not what that was supposed to be.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

I'm totally sharing these with my husband. Absolutely fabulous.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Once again, I am crediting Cake Wrecks for keeping me on the straight and narrow as I strive to become my city's Biggest Loser! lol

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Creative, yes. How exactly does one act when presented with one of these? I can only imagine!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Cracked

totally LMAO & ROFLOL!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

Those are the funniest I've seen this week! Thank you for the laugh.

I love the last one, though don't understand that sombrero. Run, man, run!!

~Amy B.

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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