Just in time for the prom season, a Dallas bakery gives the ultimate twist to one of proms oldest traditions: corsage.
Cakes topped with everything from scissors and well-placed blueberries to fondant sperms – have become a social media feeling that bakers across the United States promote images of baked goods decorated to celebrate the procedure.
Recently generated buzz was an Instagram post by Signature Desserts in Nolensville, Tennessee, and presented a butter cream frozen cake with "100% JUICE NO SEEDS HAPPY VASECTOMY!" written on top. It presented lemons with hand-painted on edible paper and cost the client who had thought about it for his husband's $ 30.
The 6-inch red velvet cake went viral. The business has since received inquiries for hysterectomy cakes as well.
"It's not every day that someone wants a humorous, edgy cake," said Nate Clingman who owns the business with his wife, Jillian, and makes about 50 cakes a month. "It blew up very fast and I was surprised."
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An image of Nashville-based Signature Desserts & # 39; Vasectomy cake went viral. [Foto: Nate Clingman]
For small bakers, giving up cakes for unwanted occasions, is a way to increase profits, as the traditional model of wedding anniversary wedding community candidates becomes obsolete. Finding alternative opportunities for drumming is similar to what the greeting card industry has tried to do. About. 500,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States each year, according to Journal of Urology.
"Cake is just a combination of eggs, flour, sugar and butter, but what you can put into that (do) opportunity," says Ashleigh Evans, director of operations analysis for global restaurant consulting firm Aaron Allen & Associates. If there is a Hallmark card for it, it could be a cake for that. "Signature Desserts Co-Owner and Baker Nate Clingman decorates a cake for a customer in his home from home on Friday in Nolensville, Tennessee.  Signature Desserts co-owner and baker Nate Clingman decorates a cake for a customer in his Nolensville, Tennessee, home on Friday. [Photo: ShelleyMaysUSAIDAGNET NETWORK]
Other vasectomy cakes by bakers around the country include a copyright infringing 3D Mr Peanut with a bandage on his groin, messages like "Snip Snip Hooray" and "I just retired the swimming team" printed in frosting and anatomically correct male genitals with chocolate sprinklers acting like pubic hair.  The vasectomy cake Lynn Light made was graphic; It had small testicles, made of fondant, with a black bow in the middle of a meat-colored 8-inch chocolate cake.
"I certainly didn't know what to think first," said the owner of Wicked Cakes in New Riegel, Ohio, and remembers how she responded to the customer's request. "I thought it was a great way to show appreciation for what a partner is going through."
The masterpiece for $ 65 was not the first time Light was called to make an unusual themed dessert. She has also made divorce cakes, corset cakes for 18 year old boys' birthdays and a large beer bottle-shaped cake for a bachelor party.
"It's definitely a market for that," Light said. "People find different ways to find humor and celebrate some of the more difficult things in life."
Therefore, Whitney ordered Reinhart, 34, from Fenton, Michigan, the cake for her husband Donnie, 40. They have two sons – two years and five months – and finished with children, so she threw him what she called a " ball voyage "party in February and invited close to 30 people.
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"He was very nervous about it, and I thought," I'll capitalize on it, she said. "He was nothing but smiling and laughing, but he was so embarrassed. You could tell he was like, "Oh my God." He looked at me and said, "You have to check," and I said, "No, good friend's day." "
To his credit, Donnie Reinhart took it in conflict." I was surprised, "he reminded." It was great. That was funny. I stood with it myself. "
The robust economic boom has left many people ready to spend on small pleasures, such as news cakes.
" Whenever there is more discretionary income flowing around, more of it can be awarded food, "Evans said." There is no flip phone, but it folds: Galaxy Fold first look: We join forces with Samsung's nearly $ 2,000 foldable phone
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Heather Finch's vasectomy cake was $ 50 with white butter cream sperm around the green sides, a greeting to client's husband's favorite college, Michigan State University. The owner of Finchy Cakes in Milan, Michigan, credited Pinterest and the popularity of TV shows such as "Cake Boss" and "Cake Wars" for the trend.
"Some of it helped open their eyes to more than just birthdays," she said. "People think," I can do all this fun thing now. "They want more control over what they eat. Some people will be able to put it on social media and say, "Look at this crazy cake I got." "
It takes a certain personality to even order such a cake, though. Reinhart, who had bought his testicular cake for his husband, stressed that he has a good sense of humor and said she is not afraid he will avenge himself on her.
"I don't think he should do something like" Happy clear Pap smear day! "because he is not creative like that," she said. "But I would welcome that."
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