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Have we ever mentioned how much we love our nerdy clients? Being "Out and Proud" Nerds / Geeks ourselves, we have a special place in our hearts for cakes like those on this page... and figured it's about time they basked in the spotlight they deserve!
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Geeky Wedding Cakes
|Bubble Bobble Wedding Cake
Michelle is pretty much a perfect representation of what kind of bride I love to work with: Identified geeky in the first email (which was also well written, polite, and had great grammar and spelling – FTW!), didn’t take anything too seriously – no bridezilla moments at all! -, gave me ultimate reign over the final design, and wanted her wedding cake themed around an old school NES / Taito game!
Oh yeah. She also held her real wedding in Vegas, getting married by an impersonator. Not any tired old Elvis impersonator (which, in my mind, would still be kind of awesome to do!).. no. She got married by a “Bishop” impersonator from the Princess Bride. Yes, her “mawwige” was “wut bwings us togedder”! Awesome! Anyway, click here for the blog entry about this cake, and more photos!
Literary Wedding Cake
This is probably the Nerdiest groom's cake ever. Foopmallet is the name of the groom's World of Warcraft character, and this cake is an edible replica of that character.
Of course, it doesn't stop there.. the majority of the bridal party for this particular wedding are gamers. This not only made the cake design utterly appropriate - and even more awesome - but it begged for a custom flavor.
Red Bull.Yes, Foopmallet is made from Red Bull flavored cake and buttercream! I know, it sounds weird.. but it was actually really good! The cake cuts the nasty, and what's left is a light citrusy tasting cake with a kick!
Update! Foopmallet is famous! Check out Great White Snark's hilarious blog entry about him!
Another update! 1 month after his creation, Foopmallet gained an awful lot of hitpoints... very likely the first instance of "cake taxidermy" ever! Click here for all of the details, including photos!.
Nerdy Event Cakes
You don't need to be getting hitched to have an amazingly nerdy cake! Birthdays, Anniversaries.. or just for the hell of it. Here are some favorites..
Tardis Cake... for Wil Wheaton!
W00tstock came to Minneapolis. Paul and Storm, Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage, the MST3K guys, and Neil Gaiman were all there - and enjoyed our cake!
What an epic night! It was awesome. Check out the blog to read all about it - and see a video of Paul and Storm raving about it! - here.
Klingon Bird of Prey
This 4' long cake was created for the opening night of "A Klingon Christmas Carol", which is pretty much the most awesome thing ever to grace a stage. The classic story of "A Christmas Carol" was tweaked to reflect a Klingon theme (Scrooge had no honor!), was translated into Klingon, and performed with English subtitles projected onto the screen! Awesome.
The cake was 3' front to back, red velvet cake with amaretto swiss meringue buttercream. Aside from the thin body of the wings, the entire cake was edible!
We have a blog entry with a ton of details about the cake, and the event: Here
Silence of the Lambs Cake/ Hannibal Lecter's Victim Cake
This was our entry in Minnesota Monthly's 2010 Food & Wine Experience "Czar of Cakes" Challenge.
The only requirement was that the cake have a food & wine theme, and that the cakes be "over the top". So, we did the proper thing and went with a gory, life sized Silence of the Lambs entry, replete with Rice Krispy Treat bottle of Chianti, fondant liver & fava beans, sugarpaste "Death's Head" moths, basil, cutlery, plate, and Hannibal's mask.
Oh, and gory fondant brains with corn syrup blood, of course.
I think they may end up revisiting their entry rules for next year.
Click here to read a blog entry with the full story, as well as more photos!
Gamer's Dream Cake
How many games were we able to pay homage to in one cake? Here we go!
We started with a custom cake board, which featured a hand drawn RPG grid, as well as Dungeon Master Screen printouts for Dungeons and Dragons.
Starting from the bottom, the tiers represent Risk cake, Settlers of Cattan cake, Trivial Pursuit cake (Old school Genus edition!), Nintendo NES Cake, and topped with a carved D-10 Dice cake.
Accesorizing the cake, we have edible Nintendo controllers and Atari joysticks made from Rice Krispie Treat and fondant, as well as sugar Scrabble tiles!
Truly a Gamer's delight.. and COMPLETELY edible!
The Dali Cake
Salvador Dali's "Persistence of Memory" is one of the most well known works of art ever. You know. The Drapey clocks one. It's supposed to be an artistic representation of Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
So, back in 2007 when we were asked to make a cake for Minnesota Mensa's regional gathering, Dali immediately came to mind. You see, the theme was "Back in the Future", and was all about .. well, time, relativity, etc.
Plus, it was a great excuse to just get weird with a cake. That's ALWAYS a good thing! Check out our blog entry about this cake Here
Back to the Future Delorean!
Speaking of "Back in (to!) The Future"...
The Pi Day Pinata
Ok, so it's not cake.. but this is my site, and I say it qualifies for the Geek Gallery!
This is the PInata I designed for my husband's epic Pi Day party. The party also involved pie (duh), a PInapple juice toast in honor of Einstein's Birthday, PIzza (St Patrick's Day themed though), PI Trivia, Pi Haiku writing, and more. A truly hardcore nerd fest!
The PInata was easy - just a bit time consuming - to make, but the reaction of our guests was totally worth it. The full story - with photos and detailed instructions on how to make it - can be found on our blog, Here.
Enjoy, and if you end up making one for 2010 Pi Day (or anytime!), be sure to send pics!