Everybody already knows pregnancy and a new baby is an occasion that warrants a party, balloons, presents and of course, a cake. But what about a party for the opposite occasion, for never having a baby again? It might sound strange at first, but it’s becoming a growing trend among parents: People are making cakes celebrating a vasectomy, the most extreme form of family planning. When you think about it, it makes sense. Families who already have young children running around might not have the energy (or the financial means) for any new additions. So a vasectomy might represent freedom and relief from worry about any, ahem, accidents. Vasectomy cakes have become the centerpiece of these celebrations.
These adults-only party favors are the ultimate way to say congratulations and "thank you for undergoing this invasive procedure so that your wife can’t get pregnant again (or ever)". Yes, these vasectomy cakes are explicit and might even make the more timid among us squirm, but all of them are funny. After all, while most people are busy throwing massive bashes to welcome their little ones, these couples are trying to make light of the fact that there will be no more baby joy for them and that’s a good thing. And while sperm might not strike you as the most appetizing cake decoration, these vasectomy cakes pull it off. Here are some of weirdest, most hilarious vasectomy cakes we could find on the internet.
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As is the case with so many of these cakes, the sperm take center stage. And a big red sign makes it clear that the sperms aren’t welcome. Created by California-based Simply Sweet Desserts by Lara, this cake reminds me of a notice posted outside of a swimming pool that reads “No Swimming or Diving,” except this one is explicitly directed at those sperms. They won’t be doing their furious swim toward mom’s eggs any time soon. Swimming is a big theme in the world of vasectomy cakes, as it turns out, and specifically the desire for them to, you know, stop swimming.
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What makes this cake so amazing is that it’s actually pretty. Yes, this baker managed to find a way to make a vasectomy cake look actually pretty normal. The sperms look like fluffy clouds. The sky blue frosting and green icing remind me of a pleasant summer day. If it weren’t for the adult-themed message, this cake wouldn’t be out of a place at a family picnic. And who wouldn’t laugh at a totally innocent looking cake with a cute design that turns out to be vasectomy-themed? It’s a total surprise, but probably one of the tamer options you’ll see on this list.
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This elaborate cake manages to be a work of art, while also finding a clever way to say “You just had surgery on your testicles,” without actually saying it. An injured rendition of Mr. Peanut (get it?) adorns this cake, which is covered in bright green fondant. Not one to sacrifice his dignity, this version of Mr. Peanut is still wearing his top hat and monocle, and he’s got his signature cane, but he’s also wearing bandages and he’s looking a little forlorn. The top of the cake reads “Happy V-Day,” in black lettering and no that doesn’t stand for Valentine’s Day.
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This hysterical cake is the creation of one Amber Cole, a mother of three who decided she wanted to be done having kids (and who can blame her really). In an interview with Babble, Cole says she and her husband (who is in the military) tried a couple of times for a girl but got a boy every time. And while she’s thankful for her children, of course, she decided that it was time for her husband “to take one for the team.” So she baked him this cake, which is less about his operation, and more about her elation that she doesn’t have to go through another pregnancy. Good for her! After raising three boys, she deserves a break.
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This classic sheet cake doesn’t depict any sperm. There are no illusions to surgery, or even to testicles. Just one simple phrase “So Long Boys” and a sea of blue icing. And there is, of course, that toy ship, which just ties the whole thing together. It’s sad, but this guy’s sperm is shipping out permanently. The clever play on “semen,” the ever so slight hint at the vasectomy itself one might just say this cake is a work of genius. And sure, it might not be as flashy as some of the other cakes on this list, but it’s just too clever to not include.
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Typically gravy and cake don’t go well together, except in the case of this turquoise cake. In an Instagram caption, the woman who made the cake wrote that she wanted to gift her husband some much-needed comfort food after his operation, but that doesn’t mean she couldn’t poke fun at him too: A couple of the sperm have black x's for eyes. She even included a few cookies to go along with cake, which are basically works of art. They’re decorated with the same turquoise icing, and some of the cartoon sperm are even crying. This wife really went the extra mile to show just how appreciative she is for her husband’s sacrifice.
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The message on this cake (and accompanying cupcakes) couldn’t be any clearer. Sperm is not allowed. Sperm shall not pass. I think what makes it clear is that red “no entry” traffic sign. No words are needed. Plus there are lots of little “no sperm allowed” cupcakes if the big old cake in the middle didn’t get the message across. Can you honestly say this cake is a work of art? No. But it’s simple and straightforward. And perhaps most importantly, if you’re planning to make a vasectomy cake of your own but don’t have the skills of a professional baker, this design can easily be replicated at home.
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While the forlorn goodbye decorating this cake sounds sad, you wouldn’t know it just by looking at this cake. The cheerful blue color certainly suggests a celebration even if the recipient might be permanently decommissioning his sperm only begrudgingly. Sure, it’s nothing fancy, but that makes it all the more (darkly) funny. There is something of a lament in this cake, a sign perhaps that although these vasectomy cakes are all made in jest, they do help lighten in the mood in the aftermath of what was an undoubtedly tough decision. After all, sperm is a part of every man, and it must be hard saying goodbye.
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The hastily thrown together quality of this cake is what makes it so funny. It looks a little messy, maybe homemade, and certainly not as professional as some of the others on the list. But perhaps especially when it comes to making vasectomy cakes, it’s the thought that counts. The multi-colored, edible letters which spell out ‘Happy V-Day’ are perhaps the best part: These little bags of letters are typically used for kid’s birthday cakes, to spell out names and happy messages. It’s doubtful that anyone ever imagined they’d be eventually used to decorate a vasectomy cake. Then again, I doubt anyone ever imagined vasectomy cakes until now.
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These cartoon sperms are honestly adorable. The big eyes are just too cute. On vasectomy cakes, you’ll find quite a few illusions to swimmers (for good reason obviously). This cheerful take on the idea embodies the celebratory message behind a vasectomy cake. While it might seem counter-intuitive to celebrate a lack of children, these decisions are made by consenting adults in good faith, usually to create more stable, functional households. So why not thank the brave guy who agreed to the surgery? A cake is really the least a grateful partner can do after that ordeal. And if it depicts the sperm as friendly, smiling little creatures, all the better.
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This inventive cake takes a slightly more subtle approach to its vasectomy joke. While almost all the other vasectomy cakes embraced in-your-face sperm decorations, this one took a different route and decided to make a fruit joke. You can guess what the lemons represent. They’ve still got all their juice, but they just can’t plant any seeds (or make any babies). As for as metaphors for vasectomies go, this one is pretty innocent. And hey, it gets the point across. The bold “Happy Vasectomy!” lettering doesn’t hurt either. In fact, there’s pretty much no way to be any clearer about what this cake is celebrating.
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This chocolate cake is straight to the point: The recipient has sperms that are pretty much defunct, no longer in working order, otherwise known as dead. It might be a little morbid for some people, but this couple really leaned into the “funeral for your sperm” idea. Okay, so technically after you have a vasectomy you still have sperm (it just can’t do any traveling) but that’s really not the point is it? What’s actually important is that the sperm’s ability to make babies is officially dead. That’s one type of death that is, if you’re these parents at least, worth celebrating.
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Does the phrase “snip snap” sound familiar? If you’re a fan of The Office it might. In one now-iconic scene, Michael Scott bemoans the fact that he’s undergone three vasectomies and as he points out, those procedures take quite the “physical toll on a person.” This cake borrows Michael Scott’s painful-sounding “snip snap” phrasing for this hilarious cake, which was hopefully consumed on a much happier occasion. To top the whole thing off, there’s a much more macabre tombstone decoration, but it really does drive the point home. Kimberly Hemperly presented the cake to her husband during his “Balls Voyage” party, writing on Facebook that she’s “thrilled to say we will NOT be adding any more tiny humans to our family.”
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Continuing with our scissors theme, this cake cuts right to point and features an actual pair of scissors right on top. The scissors are situated between the standout feature of this cake: A pair of pink Hostess Snoballs (pink because the actual testicles are still sensitive perhaps?). It’s quite the visual, those two cream-filled cakes resting atop the cake. One might even call it audacious, and it is most definitely 100 percent adult-themed. The not-so-subtle illusion to testicles just wasn’t enough for this baker: The cake is also decorated with two sperm which have been exiled behind the familiar red “no entry” sign, and the plate even reads “Snip Snip Hooray!” This is a vasectomy cake, in case you hadn’t noticed.
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Even in the case of vasectomy cakes, you might want to keep it classy. That’s why this cake is so special. The classic piped icing and the clean cursive writing might suggest a totally innocent birthday cake, but on second glance you might notice that there is a menacing pair of scissors smack dab in the middle of this cake. The message seems sweet, but there’s something just a little bit well, disturbing, about seeing the cause of the “snip snip” featured prominently in a bed of frosting. Maybe it’s just because cakes usually feature balloons and friendly baby animals, not tools used to slice things open.
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Much like the earlier cake adorned by a pair of scissors, this cake spares no feelings. The surgical equipment which caused the cake’s recipient such hurt are the highlight of this festive creation. It’s practically bursting with sprinkles and green and blue stars. The addition of the scalpel is so odd, you can’t help but laugh. Frankly, medical equipment has no place on a cake, even if the cake is in celebration of a successful surgical procedure. But if you’re going to insist on including such sinister instruments on a vasectomy cake, it’s probably best to do it with a smile.
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Not everyone is going to feel entirely comfortable eating fondant sperm off of a stick. That’s exactly what makes these cake pops so funny. The awkward moment when all your party guests are eating cake pops in the shape of sperm is one you’ll probably remember for a long time. It’s not the most mature joke ever. Still, when you’re celebrating an end to sleepless nights, baby vomit, and temper tantrums, then you have the right to be a little childish. Plus, cake pops are just so cute, and you have to admit that those little sperms are pretty cute, too.
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This cake might look plain but it’s actually low-key hilarious. The simple phrase “Aww Nuts” says it all. It might sound cartoonish and ridiculous — something that a kid might say after they’ve stubbed their toe — but it sums up how every man is feeling after the sting of a vasectomy. It’s goodbye to the sperm, and hello to a pack of frozen peas for at least a week. On the upside, at least he gets a delicious-looking cake like this one out the deal (not to mention the fact that he never has to stress about changing diapers again).