Friday, March 27, 2009

Celebrating A Different Kind Of V Day

Friday, March 27, 2009

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.
The Courteous Chihuahua said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Laura said...

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

stonesoupjewelry said...

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...

Judy said...

Maybe Ted ran across the border for a cheaper V

utaduta said...

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

Joan said...
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Brooke said...

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. :)

Baking and Mistaking said...

Oh dear.
And they say romance is dead.

willendorf5761 said...

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

joyce said...

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...

Jennifer said...

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

Jentry M. said...

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

Miranda said...

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!

Christy M said...

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

I hope they don't have cream filling!

jill said...

"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'.

Neen said...

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.

Trevor said...

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!

john(the hubby of Jen) said...

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!

john

Malibu Niki said...

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

Skye said...

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

Leslie said...

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.

amylu said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

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.

Lizzy Leigh said...

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.

Truly Hideous Gifts said...

RMAO!!!!!!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

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.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

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

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Christina Kim said...

vasectomies are reversible!

Nikki said...

These are hilarious!!!

El Comodoro said...

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.

Margaret said...

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.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

ha!! Awesome!

Jade said...

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?)

Hungarican Chick said...

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:::

diopsideanddiamonds said...

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

singdown said...

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!"

Katie H. said...

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.

A.C. said...

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

vertigobcooks said...

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!

http://vertigobcooks.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

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

TooTiredToRide said...

that last cake is FUNNY!

Anonymous said...

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*

Charity and Darcy said...

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

Vee said...

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

kara said...

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

Alisa said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Mommy Cracked said...

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

Amy said...

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.

sues2u2 said...

totally LMAO & ROFLOL!

Sharon said...

I notice cake #2 is German Chocolate.

Comfort food indeed.

Olson said...

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!

erin said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Pink said...

I think the first one is pretty cute. ^^

Mella said...

I like the first one .
The rest not so much

JRSikorski said...
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Thistledew Farm said...

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!

Mary S. said...

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!

Lyn said...

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

Hyena Overlord said...

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.

MetalRose said...

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?

JRSikorski said...

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!

Tammy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

--Wendy

Amy Ellen said...

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

vespabelle said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

TJ said...

"bitchin' sombrero"

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

Lisa said...

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

amber of TheAmberShow said...

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.

GAH!

plumpdumpling said...

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

mare said...

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!

jackie31337 said...

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

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

JulesCrafts said...

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

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

Charlene said...

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

StuffCooksWant said...

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.

Marcy said...

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

Scritzy said...

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!

StuffCooksWant said...

I am literally CRYING over these comments...you 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!

Erica Lynne said...

"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.

Amber Schmidt said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Persnickety begets persnickety!

Christie Silvers said...

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!!

drgns4vr said...

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

Mary said...

This made my day!!

Melinda said...

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.

Suzanne Dargie said...

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). Man....it's far less offensive than those horrible "giving birth" cakes. Those would make ME vomit.

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

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...

Chris Z. said...

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

Hugeness said...

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.

Becky B said...

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

Jenn said...

"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.

HellTygr said...

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

Emily said...

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!

Carolyn UK said...

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...

Little Chickadee said...

We have a runner!
Cream filling!
Chopped nuts!

OMG! I'm crying from laughing so hard.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

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!

Liz said...

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...

Tien said...

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

K8 said...

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...

Donna said...

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

Bald Outing said...

too precious!

Anonymous said...

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.

*~*Lis*~* said...

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

M'Lynn said...

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.

janet2buns said...

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.

said...

Happy V Day! :D ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

Gotta love a cake with chest hair...

jeri said...

There truely is a cake for EVERY occasion!

Julia said...

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

sweetartist said...

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

Carolin said...

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

HogsOfOldDC said...

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.....

Becky B said...

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....

Michelle said...

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!

Whitney G said...

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.

Canaduck said...

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.

Brie said...

Oh how I love that bitchin sombrero - so awesome

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Lol, sorry I am laughing so hard right now...my 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.

Anonymous said...

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!

Christine said...

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!"

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Amy said...

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.

Cupcakes Lady said...

Burt Reynolds, eat your heart out! lol xx

Janine said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jason F said...

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

Renee said...

Where DO you find these gems?