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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!
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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.