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Nerdy Wedding Cakes
What happens when a nerdy guy and a geeky girl get married? Well, they nerd up their wedding with a themed wedding cake!
Whether the couple shares a passion for computer science, video games, Star Wars, Star Trek, or role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, incorporating a nerdy theme in a wedding cake is obviously a blast!
Of course, nerds have birthdays, too. In fact, there is probably a higher chance that you'll be looking at nerdy cakes for a birthday than a wedding. (Okay, I admit, that wasn't nice.) But hey, you should have more birthdays in your life than weddings, right?
This is a collection of some of the geekiest cakes that have ever been made. The cakes span a number of nerdy niches.
Some of these cakes are really creative, and some just make you wonder, "Why?" Either way, these cakes are a nerd's dream come true. I just hope no one is dressed as an Ewok or as Darth Vader at any of these parties!
Scrabble fans will love this sheet cake designed to look just like a Scrabble game board. The wording appears to contain the date of the wedding, the name Charlie (perhaps the groom?), and something about sharing coffee at Starbucks.
This cake is a really creative way to convey a message while making adding a lot of fun into the mix! I'd like to see someone do this with Boggle!
This Angry Birds cake is just plain awesome! The cake is beautifully designed and everything looks 100% perfect. It's not like some of those Mickey Mouse cakes that you see where Mickey looks creepy and has a weird shaped head. You've gotta' love this one!
An AT-AT wedding cake, complete with matching Ewok cupcakes, is a dream come true for anyone who is a Star Wars fan!
A Rubik's cube cake is perfect for any puzzle-loving geeks! The colors on the cube are perfect. I'm sort of wondering if the colors on the cake are in an order that would allow it to be solved if it were a real cube. Nobody likes a sticker-peeler!
This Katamari cake is amazing! I would be tempted to design it in such a way that there was something stuck to it, but would probably go over-board! Pretty good idea to keep it simple so people know right away that it's from Katamari and not just a ball made up of random things!
Wow, part of me kind of hopes that this wasn't actually used for a wedding. While it's a cool idea to have a cake that features Luke Skywalker keeping warm in the guts of a dead Tauntaun, it's kind of morbid and really just kind of gross. Tons of points for creativity, though!
Awesome usage of wafer cookies and rolos to create an Intel motherboard cake. It really just doesn't get much nerdier than this!
Okay, maybe it does get nerdier than the motherboard cake! This pseudo-code cake is absolutely fantastic and the equally nerdy cupcakes on the lower tiers are perfect. Whoever designed this cake deserves the Turing Award!
I'm not sure what's with the anime figurines in the front, but a companion cube wedding cake from Portal!?!?! Awesome! I would LOVE to have this cake! I would feel so guilty about eating it, though. Heck, I'd feel guilty putting the cake in the oven—how could you subject a companion cube to such heat?!
This Mario wedding cake is pretty elaborate! You can tell a lot of effort was put into the design of the cake. I'm not sure which tier I like the best!
Gamer geeks? This couple definitely looks like they own at least *ahem* a few game systems. Miniature fondant game controllers add a fun touch to this wedding cake! I think I love the video game themed cakes the best.
All these cupcakes put together form the pixelated Mario character (old school NES stuff.) Simply genius! The one downfall to this style is that latecomers to the party will wonder what the design is supposed to be (as many cupcakes will already have been consumed.) Still fantastic and perfect for any gamer couple.
This is an awesome cake! The only thing nerdier than a Star Trek cake is the designing of said cake. I'm talking getting ship schematics here, studying what's on the panels, etc. I'd like to see a Next Generation version!
What happens when an Android fanboy meets an Android fangirl? This cake. Hilarious, beautiful, amazing, totally nerdy, and romantic all in one.
This is one of my personal favorites. This Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walker cake reminds me of playing Shadows of the Empire on the N64 (and battling with the horrible camera angle change when you have to knock these guys down.) This cake is absolutely perfectly done. The designer is a really good artist, everything is spot on.
This cake is a rendition of the first level of NES Super Mario Brothers. If you look closely at the bottom tier, you can see Goombas... Ah, love is not without obstacles.
It's an NES! It'd be awesome if you could peel up some of the fondant to reveal where you insert the cartridge. However, you probably get a lot of people blowing into the cake... and that would be no good.
This cake looks disgusting, I'll be honest. I suppose there's a reason for that. It appears this Jabba the Hutt cake is meant for someone's 30th birthday. The only thing more disgusting than going over the hill is Jabba. Hopefully the cake tasted good. :P
These iPhone apps mini cupcakes are adorable. It took me a bit to figure out what the blue squiggle one on the left is supposed to be. (I had to look at my phone. It's the stocks app.)
If you're addicted to Bejeweled or have at least played it (and suffered short-term addiction) then you'll appreciate this cake. I can't stop looking for matches on this one. :P
A QR code cake is a great way to get your message across. This QR cake takes you to the Flickr page for the artist who made this cake. Try it out!
The Goomba on this Mario cake is perfect and actually kind of adorable. I love this cake. Anyone else think the Goomba is cute? I'd like to have one for an evil pet.
This Mozilla cake is a really beautiful fondant design. I can imagine it would be awkward to cut and eat (it's essentially a giant ball of cake with probably a thin layer of fondant.) Really cool, nevertheless!
Star Wars fans are sure to love this R2-D2 cake. I'd feel guilty cutting into this one. It would be that kind of cake I would keep in my kitchen for a really long time and never eat because of inanimate object attachment. Then the frosting would get really hard and old. A friend would probably have to toss it out for me. It'd be something like out of Castaway. Okay, not really, but it is an awesome cake.
This is another great iPhone cake, but instead of just little apps, it's the entire iPhone. I love it! One question, though. What kind of jerk is texting at 6AM?
One ring to rule them all. Now that's kind of a dark sentiment for a wedding, but hilarious and awesome too. I wonder how they got this cake to be so shiny. "Shiny" is kind of hard to do, from what I understand, when it comes to cake decorating (unless it's inedible.) Seriously great cake!
Another beautiful Lord of the Rings Cake. This one is a genius way to incorporate a LOTR theme into a tiered cake.
This is more than likely not a birthday or wedding cake (unless you're an obsessed power seller), but I had to include this cake because of its general awesomeness. This eBay cake and matching cupcakes look really tasty!
This cake featuring Link and Tetra from Gamecube's Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is absolutely beautifully sculpted. It's seriously better than in-game. Real life has much better graphics than Nintendo.
This motherboard isn't really a cake, it's more of a gingerbread um... non-house. It's so awesome, though. The fan alone is stellar. It's probably better than the fan in my computer. If someone made this for me, I probably wouldn't have the heart to eat it.
This Magic the Gathering deck cake would be perfect for a birthday. It gives me bad memories of rage quitting after losing against an unfairly made deck (printed cards) full of squirrels.
I love this Apple logo birthday cake, especially since the logo looks like it's made from that kind of clear frosting they use sometimes on kids birthday cakes... also known as "the good frosting."
Uber nerds from the horde side in World of Warcraft will love this Orgrimmar auction house cake. I spent many an hour in this auction house, peddling my wares before switching to the alliance side.
NadineMay on December 30, 2016:
It was enjoyable to look at all the cake photos. It was the Game of Thrones cake that drew my attention to your post. It had a kind of steampunk feel to it.
RiverTaylor on August 23, 2016:
Getting married next year, and doing a Doctor Who cake. :)
Colin Garrow from Inverbervie, Scotland on June 10, 2015:
Some fantastic designs here - I'll have to get a bit more creative in my kitchen. Great Hub. Voted up.
beaddve1800 from Toronto on February 18, 2015:
Nice Doctor Who.. cake!
Tardislover on December 11, 2013:
101% in the poll, what is this?!!!!
oldiesmusic from United States on December 04, 2013:
It's hard to choose a standout cake there. Really, each of the cakes are very interesting and beautiful -- well except for that gross one with Luke Skywalker. If a girl and groom are both Fandroids then they shouldn't think long and hard for their wedding cake. The motherboard cakes are really interesting too, especially that one which uses wafers.
Up, etc. and shared. :)
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on November 15, 2013:
This is an awesome selection of cakes! I spent a long time browsing them. Love it!
Thanks for sharing this really creative idea with us. Have a great night!
Karen Shiley from Washington on November 13, 2013:
Wow this article is just full of nerdy fun. I especially liked the gingerbread motherboard!
Saadia A on October 27, 2013:
These are so cool and really very amazing cakes. Enjoyed your Hub :)
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on September 21, 2013:
Awesome cakes! :) Great imagination. Some of these cakes looked impossible to make, kudos on a job well done. Great hub, really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week :)
Tre Griffey from Utah, USA on August 23, 2013:
Wow! These are some amazing cakes. I think you could easily change them into birthday cakes. This is so sweet.
VB News on July 15, 2013:
Being of the gamer/geek, these are some awesome creations of bakery goodness!
Antonia from Athens, Greece on July 12, 2013:
Great Hub and very impressive cakes!
Steph on April 23, 2013:
The two anime characters are from an anime called Shoujo Kakumei Utena. They are Utena and Anthy. :)
Jeremy Rawlings on January 29, 2013:
Great cakes: I'd like a Dungeons & Dragons cake please or as they "D&D".
Keely Deuschle from Florida on November 30, 2012:
These cakes are great! Thank you for sharing them! As a self-proclaimed nerd, I think my favorite is the pseudo-code cake.
Sarah AtHome on November 26, 2012:
These cakes are great! I had an Alien cake made for my husband as a groom's cake. It was black and had two little aliens bursting out the top. One wore a black top hat and tux and the other a veil :-) No one else at the wedding knew what was going on, but he loved it. Really fun topic! Nice to see we're not alone!
shelbytaylor on November 25, 2012:
The pixelated Mario character is AWESOME. That would actually be something that is probably pretty easy to recreate. Great hub!
tebo from New Zealand on November 20, 2012:
Great hub with so many wonderful cakes. They are really great. What a great job you have done putting all these cakes together. Lots of talented people out there.
MushBrainz from West Palm Beach on November 20, 2012:
Very cute pictures. Really enjoyed this inspiring and playful hub, thank you.
dobo700 from Australia on November 19, 2012:
Very cool, I really like the Rubiks Cube
laurathegentleman from Chapel Hill, NC on November 19, 2012:
This is a really unique idea for a Hub!! (And I have a sudden urge to go watch Cake Boss on Netflix instant now...)
Brandon Carr from Seymour, CT on November 19, 2012:
Haha, I love the Orgrimmar auction house. I could never do a cake like this for my wedding, but I enjoy looking at the creative masterpieces that come to be. It reminds me of the shows they are producing on the food network and such. Even the creative cup cakes are getting popular.
pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on November 18, 2012:
Wow!... this is cool and makes me smile.. ^_^
Larry Gonzaga on November 18, 2012:
Love the Jabba the Hut cake! Looks really like Jabba, ugly. So I guess the cake decorator did his job well.
Keshav Mohan from Pune, Maharashtra India on November 18, 2012:
Great hub now i am planin to get a nerdy cake just for fun... :D
Anime Reviews on November 17, 2012:
This is such a great Hub. Amazing work getting all those pictures under one roof. Can I have some cake :)
Molly Robinson from Knoxville, TN on November 17, 2012:
A Tardis cake....I love it! A great groom's cake idea!
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 17, 2012:
Absolutely must have a scrabble cake and a pacman cake. Love them. This is a marvelous collection of cakes for the nerdy and geeky. I guess I must be in one of those categories is I am wanting them so much. O, well, Accept it I will and move on.
Voted up+++ Awesome sending Angels your way :) ps
vibesites from United States on November 16, 2012:
What a great hub, Melbel. :)
I wish there were Apple app cupcakes as well for the guests. ;)
JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on November 15, 2012:
What no Yoda cake! I'm greatly offended. :)
Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on November 15, 2012:
Absurdly fantastic. Best hub in eons. Just amazing cake pics. Well done! It's so much fun.
Voting, sharing and pinning if the buttons show up, (not here!). I'll come back and do it though, promise.
Lovelovemeloveme from Cindee's Land on August 01, 2012:
I love it! hahaha. I wonder how these cakes taste though
Amberjewell on July 30, 2012:
This is a great hub. I loved the Nintendo Cake. That's a great idea for a kid!
Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on July 29, 2012:
What fun cakes... the only thing you are missing is a zombie one... I mean zombies.. that is the ultimate nerd cake decoration these days! ;)
Melanie Palen (author) from Midwest, USA on July 29, 2012:
Wow, thank you! I totally appreciate it! :) :)
Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on July 29, 2012:
Holy Cow! This is awesome! I'm sharing everywhere!!!!!
Sophie from United Kingdom on July 05, 2012:
Incredible pictures, I loved this hub! Shared!
Melanie Palen (author) from Midwest, USA on June 26, 2012:
I would recommend asking your local cake bakery. They PROBABLY won't be able to make something as cool as an R2D2 cake, BUT they can point you in the direction of someone who can.
This is what I did to find a baker for my wedding cake since the only baker I found didn't seem to do anything particularly cool with fondant. Good luck!
TW3000.i.s. on June 26, 2012:
I really love the R2D2 and have to get one made for my son. can nyone point me in the right direction of who to contact in the London, Greater London or U.K. Midlands area?
Your help is invaluable. Many Thanks.
Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on June 23, 2012:
What an interesting and unique article! Loved reading this! My favourites are the scrabble and the iPhone cakes. Thanks for sharing this :)
Mary Strain from The Shire on June 13, 2012:
Loved these!! I love the creativity that goes into wedding cakes, and these are adorable!
Melanie Palen (author) from Midwest, USA on June 01, 2012:
I need to edit that! Thank you for letting me know, Maddie. :)
Maddie Ruud from Oakland, CA on June 01, 2012:
Ah, I was just going off of the "I couldn't get it to scan" in the body of the Hub. Glad you did figure it out in the end. ;)
Melanie Palen (author) from Midwest, USA on June 01, 2012:
I saw that! Pretty nifty idea, really!
Maddie Ruud from Oakland, CA on June 01, 2012:
Melanie! I don't know if you ever got the QR code to scan, but it points back to the original Flickr set including said cake!
m525600 on May 31, 2012:
This is too cool! Voted +
Star wars fan on May 20, 2012:
HAN MABUKI! Jabba cake is awesome!
Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on May 17, 2012:
Being an aspiring Computer Engineer! I would go for the motherboard wafers and cookies...
ragnarsj from Faroe Islands on May 17, 2012:
Wow! Haha! This is amazing!!! WELL DONE :)
QudsiaP1 on May 17, 2012:
Oh my God! Absolutely brilliant!!!! :D
reagu from Los Angeles on May 16, 2012:
The tauntaun one is kinda gross. Coolest one is the Star Trek bridge.
jackofspade on May 16, 2012:
nice work Melbel ! I Love the xkcd and angry bird cake but they are all awesome.
A C Nortal from Connecticut on May 16, 2012:
Loved it. R2D2 and the LoTR castle were for sure my favorite :)
girltalksshop on May 16, 2012:
Wow, what imagination, eh? Cool hub! Loved all the photos. Never would have thought of these...; )
Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on May 16, 2012:
Awesome cakes I love Super Mario one great hub voted up.
tobey100 from Whites Creek, Tennessee on May 16, 2012:
Terrific! I've got two nephews (both are evidently in the Nerd High Command) I'm sending a link to this hub. They'll probably want one of each.
TheOracleKing on May 16, 2012:
the Mozilla, Ebay and Iphone cakes got my taste! These are good ideas for a kid birthday!
Christopher Wanamaker from Arizona on May 15, 2012:
Wow, these cakes really are works of art. Some have so much detail that they don't even seem edible. The angry birds one is funny but I really liked the rubik's cube and Firefox ones.
brenda12lynette from Utah on May 15, 2012:
The LOTR cakes are my favorites!! Nice hub!
Dave from United States on May 15, 2012:
OMG, the AT-AT cake is awesome! Thanks for the great article Mel!
emilybee on May 15, 2012:
These cakes are so creative, love the Zelda and Apple ones in particular. Great hub! Awesome job compiling this.
Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on May 15, 2012:
Is it bad if the theme song to Star Trek or the song for the Mario Brothers popped into my head when I was looking at these cakes? Coolness! It's equally bad, I'm sure, if I'm thinking that for the next cake I make, I want to try my hand at making Pac-Man cupcakes or Pi or a tricorder. Hahahaa. Great hub! Lots of fun!
Emma Kisby from Berkshire, UK on May 15, 2012:
Oh wow - for someone getting married to a GEEK in August, we simply cannot decide on what cake to have!! There are so many cool ideas here. Loving the Star Wars themed cakes, but also love the more 'simple' ones - the computer language made all romantic on a cake with cool geeky cupcakes. I also think the Rubiks Cube is great - I'd love to have a go at making that :)
Holly Pedneau from Princeton, West Virginia on May 15, 2012:
I love this hub! Super unique and very interesting! Voting up and sharing!
mindofjulie from Durant, OK on May 15, 2012:
Awesome hub! My husband and I are trying to figure out what cake we want for vow renewal lol. So many awesome decisions :-)
Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on May 15, 2012:
Excellent hub, very interesting, unique topic.Some must have taken hrs!! Voted up. shared on fb, etc . . .
Steve Wright from Norwich, England on May 15, 2012:
This hub is truly magnificent, nice to see something totally original and the cakes you have displayed are mind blowing, what a talent people have to make these. I am going to have to look for a startrek one like that for my Dad when his birthday comes around this year. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sophitiia from space on May 15, 2012:
These are brilliant! I want one, especially that zelda one, tis adorable.
Binoy from Delhi on May 15, 2012:
Very interesting. Voted up..
Kennedi Brown from Richlands, Virginia on May 15, 2012:
Amazing! I'd kill for the psuedo-code cake. I can't program at all, but my SO would love it.
Judy Specht from California on May 15, 2012:
LOL! We live in Nerdville. We have friends that live "The Big Band Theory" TV show. Great Hub.
Schatzie Speaks on May 14, 2012:
What an interesting hub! Unfortunately, I am now tremendously hungry. Fasting while reading cake hubs was a bad idea...
Angie Jardine from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ... on May 14, 2012:
These are truly amazing - far too clever to eat. I think I would keep mine until it went furry!
And for the first time I've learnt how to 'share' a hub ... how cool am I, dude (finally)!
Helna on May 14, 2012:
Very interesting nerdy cakes.
Thanks for sharing the pictures
iwriteforyou from United Kingdom on May 14, 2012:
I loved this hub, those cakes are fantastic. Not sure I would have any of them as my wedding cake but some great creativity. Voted up
penguinsNcookies on May 04, 2012:
I love all the nerdy cakes! Great hub full of great nerdy cake ideas!
Nare Gevorgyan on April 13, 2012:
Love the iPhone one! Creative! Voted up!
Shannon Paigah from Irvine, CA on April 11, 2012:
What a fabulous hub!!! Voted up. Totally love it! Thank you.
ShepherdLover from Portland, OR on April 10, 2012:
What a fun hub! And great pictures!
Eileen Goodall from Buckinghamshire, England on March 07, 2012:
Oh these are fabulous, voted up and loved.
Kymberly Fergusson from Germany on February 24, 2012:
I love the XKCD cake and motherboard cupcake, but my favourite is by far the Minas Tirith layered cake - simply stunning!
Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on February 23, 2012:
I love these! Voted up & interesting, and I shared with a bunch of friends (not that they're nerds or anything).
RetailRich on February 16, 2012:
Wow, this was a fun article to read and look at. I agree that you need to do a step by step article on how to make some of the best of the cakes.
Ruchira from United States on February 16, 2012:
wow..did not know that such cakes even existed...lol
good research, Melanie!
Voted up as awesome!
Linda Rogers from Minnesota on February 02, 2012:
Very interesting and fun hub. I thought the pokeman was pretty cool. Some of them were really gross and I can't imagine eating something that looks so icky :-0 I hit every button.
Kris Heeter from Indiana on January 19, 2012:
Wow, these are amazing - can't imagine how long it took to make some of these. Awesome collection here:)
richardkruse on January 19, 2012:
Some awesome cakes there!
Laura Ross on January 13, 2012:
How FUN!! Loved the Star Wars cakes with all the details that went into them, very cool.
brielise on January 11, 2012:
Wow, these cakes are impressive. The AT-AT was my favorite until I got down to the Lord of the Rings cake. I'm a much bigger nerd than my boyfriend, so these probably wouldn't work out for us! Plus, I'll be going the traditional cake route since I'm not a fan of fondant (and due to the expense). We already have a cake topper but it was too heavy...
icountthetimes on January 10, 2012:
I must be the biggest nerd on the planet then because I love every single one of these cake designs :).
chelseacharleston on January 10, 2012:
Wow, that's a really neat hub. Great captions to followup on all those great pics!
Rhonda Waterhouse on January 09, 2012:
I loved these cakes. We are going with a superman cake topper. Check it out: http://www.tybinc.com/avactis-images/clark2_cake_t... It's pricey, but very customizable! :-)
Frankracetteconsu from Montreal on January 09, 2012:
Ok that looks good. I am so impressed at these bakers who are so daum good. I burn my freaking water LOL .... ok not that bad but wish i was a better cook and i need to learn how to bake.
CarliFrenneman on January 09, 2012:
Some of these are soooo well done! The sackboy cake especially. That takes some crazy good talent!
wonderingwoolley from Madison, WI on January 09, 2012:
My favorite is the Firefox cake, it looks so real! Unfortunately it seems like most of these cakes are fondant- based, which my hubby explicitly nixed for our own wedding cake. However, I love these really funky ideas, they give me ideas to think about for future cakes. Thanks for sharing, this is an awesome hub!
SilkThimble from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 08, 2012:
These are all such fun! Thanks for finding them :-)
Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on January 08, 2012:
Loved this share. Thank you! Angry birds, priceless.
sarahperkins from Montevallo, Alabama on January 05, 2012:
They all look so tasty, but I wouldn't want to eat them because I wouldn't want to ruin them!
MegStarr from Texas on January 04, 2012:
I enjoyed looking at them. I make cakes for a living and always enjoy looking at other cakes. The stuff that makes the fondant shiney is called pearl dust. love the pearl dust until it gets on your fingers, its so fine that it sticks to skin like crazy.