Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Sweets: Geeky Goodness

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I half-jokingly asked y'all to submit some Sweet Stars of the 'Trek or 'Gate variety a while back, and as usual, you delivered! So today let's take a look at some of the best Stargate goodies out there. I do have to warn you, though: There are no SGA-specific Sweets here. Hopefully you won't be as crushed by this gaping inadequacy in cakedom as I am. [sniffle]

Ok, first up, Lynellen nominated this bit of awesomeness made by Charm City Cakes, aka the Ace of Cakes:

Very nice, very nice. Duff and the gang continue to rock.

Kassandra B. found the next two. First a super shiny specimen from Rachel's Custom Cakes:


And then this hilarious example from Cake Corner:

I can't stop smiling at this one - it's both adorable AND geeky: my favorite combo!

Those are all fabulous, of course, but Kendra's find is the hands-down winner. Get ready, geeky guys and gals, 'cuz here comes a Stargate wedding cake. Awwww yeeeeeah!

And you thought geeks had no sense of elegance. C'mon, just look at this thing!

Check out the great details on the topper:

I love all the little touches of red throughout the design - just beautiful.

You can see a few more shots here, where the groom writes that the wormhole connection is actually hand-painted icing. I could have sworn that was an edible printed image, so color me impressed. Plus, the entire cake was made by his in-laws - how cool is that?!?
Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

It takes all kinds to make this world go round!!

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic said...

Starcakes.

Sorry, it HAD to be said.

The Mef Thing said...

Wwwwoooow I so want one of those for my birthday!!!

apparentlyjessy said...

I have been an avid follower of this blog for some time now, but I never comment...until now! I just had to say how freaking awesome this post is! I love Stargate, and cakes, and the two combined is just SO cool! Thanks, my boyfriend liked the cakes too! :)

StuffCooksWant said...

Wow...I don't know what to say. Honestly, I'm never at a loss for words, but...ummmm....errrr. The wedding cake ....

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

OMG! Hahahah! WOO! Stargate cakes! :D OK this is now my favourite post so far :P (yeah I'm so nerdy) but this is pretty awesome! And that Stargate wedding cake just OWNS! (It also looks like the top half is levetating...)

Liz said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

shea said...

Well, aren't those just ADORKABLE?!

Lisa said...

This is by far my fave post too. I L-O-V-E Stargate (both Atlantis and SG-1) so of course I love these cakes. The wedding cake is just awesome.

Thanks for this. Pity no Atlantean ones with Shep being Shep.

Haiku Joy said...

Vile false Apophis!
With no mercy or morsels,
Ship him to Ne'tu!

Leticia said...

Wow! Though I do want to know how much of those stargates with holes in the middle are actually cake. Is the cake all underneath? Anyway, the wedding cake, that is amazing. If you look at the extra photos even the bride's dress and hairstyle are recreated in the topper!

Molly said...

It's kind of pathetic how sad I am about the lack of SGA cakes. But these are all pretty awesome.

drgns4vr said...

By now probably everyone knows my opinions about themed wedding cakes, but I must admit this one is charming. I don't know Stargate from a hole in the ground, but I love that cake and would love to hav gone to a wedding where it was served.

Anonymous said...

If you look at the extra pictures of the wedding cake, you'll see the decorator did some amazing detail work, even including pockets for the groom!

Dorci Harris said...

Geekily impressive!

Adam said...

I'm with Bilby P. Dalgyte on this one... how is the top tier of the wedding cake held up? It looks to be hovering! Nobody says anything about it on the other forum where it is originally posted.

Lysambre said...

If it's of any consolation I have made both SGA cupcakes (http://lysambre.deviantart.com/art/Cupcake-Statement-97919113) and big big cookie (http://lysambre.deviantart.com/art/Stargate-Cookie-90932571), but those are not professionals, nor are they exceptionally pretty ;)...

There might also have been gingerbread SGA cookies during my stay in Scotland, erm... (http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/lysambre/Food%20experiment/SGA%20gingerbread%20cookies%20with%20Julie/) (We had to do those to finally have a McKay and a Sheppard and a team SGA you see... erm, right...)

Cheesy Ninja said...

well, im (prepare yourselves) not associated in any way with Stargate, but is just me, or is part of that stargate wedding cake levitating? that's REALLY bugging me.....

SwedenAnna said...

Ok, hold on! Why dont we have this kind of cakes i Sweden! I will move to the USA just because of the Stargate cakes! :O :D ;)

very married said...

YES! i cannot wait until you post a Star Trek Sunday Sweet. Of course, being the geeky trekkie that i am, i'd have to insist that it was TOS.

khek said...

Those are great! A testimony to what can be accomplished with a talented baker and a great show!

So do we have any explanation who's being sucked through the wormhole? Is it the birthday boy, or did he give an evil surfer dude system lord a little push?

etcetera-cat said...

Cakes for the utter WIN.

Wild Cakes said...

for those of you wondering about the "levitating" tier... it is actually on a metal stand... the support is behind the cake rather than directly under it.

similar to this stand: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31ry0jGEEqL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Grace said...

Do my eyes deceive me, or is the top layer of the wedding cake levitating? o_O

Kaitlyn said...

Oh man, I cannot get over the AWESOMENESS of these cakes! Although now I feel like it's my personal mission to make up for the lack of SGA cakes. Perhaps I'll request a 'jumper for my next birthday...

Anonymous said...

Nice! I appreciate the geekiness though I'm not a SG fan... though I think I recall seeing a pretty fantastic red velvet cylon raider cake around the time of the BSG finale... if you ever find any BSG cakes, please post. :D

Emily Wendel said...

How could someone not want to sculpt an elaborate and accurate version of Atlantis out of cake?! Surrounded perhaps by a fondant ocean and a couple of cakey puddlejumpers hovering on fishing line.

And I must admit that last year, I spent rather a lot of time helping my roommate painstakingly reproduce each unique gate symbol in gel icing for her sister's birthday.

KatieN said...

that's awesome! I keep telling my husband I want to have some sort of party so I can have a really cool cake...maybe he'll agree if it's a Stargate cake :o)

evan said...

That's so weird you would post this now- I just had a Stargate birthday cake last weekend.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30067078@N06/3399647847/in/photostream/

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nifbXZEuU9Y&hd=1

brainbody said...

Aw :) Such a great idea :)

Who said geeks didn't have a life?

Kamity said...

My husband and I are big Stargate fans and this makes me smile.

Unfortunately, now my husband wants me to get him a Stargate cake for his birthday! Thanks a lot! =p

Anonymous said...

Those are the coolest cakes I have ever seen. I am an obsessed SG fan (both SG-1 and Atlantis), and I suddenly feel that the world is a better place now that I have seen that cakes such as those exist =D

Cheesy Ninja said...

ohhhhhhh! thanks, Wild Cakes, for clearing that up, i was all HUH????? i thought the top tier was floating there magically....

Mackenzies Momma said...

I am *loving* today's post, I really need to make up for the lack of SGA cakes now though.

Mind you I just got back from the home of ultimate geekiness and 'Gatedom, Vancouver.

How awesome would a drone cake be though?!

Alicia said...

Wow! SG cakes are awesome!!!

(p.s. I love your blog, but not your Stargate tastes. SG1 is wayyy better than Atlantis!)

Now I'm gonna want one of these cakes for my B-day. Thanks :)

Little Lady Cakes said...

Thoroughly impressed.

Who said geek couldn't be chic??

Melissa said...

Lovely. What a talented bunch!

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are amazing.

This was my Stargate Wedding Cake. It's much more impressive in person. The gate actually lights up to make it look like the gate is activated.

http://pics.livejournal.com/sgatazmy/pic/0003s6a7/

Marita said...

They are awesome. I wish I had a stargate wedding cake.

Chryss said...

I,too, have been a follower of this blog for a long time, but now I had to leave a comment. It was enough for me, the star trek, star wars cakes, the Dr. Who references. But now Stargate! I have a whole new love for this blog.

Leanne said...

Aww, no fair... your intro led me to believe there would be some Star Trek cake goodness, but instead the post consisted only of Stargate stuff. :(

-A very sad Trekker

Woonette said...

what the dogtron is stargate atlantis?

Donna said...

I've never seen Stargate, but these cakes are awesome...and I LOVE that you "featured" another Duff Goldman cake :D

Lisa said...

Wow! Those cakes are all sweeeet! The groom is one lucky guy to have inlaws who can make such a gate cake!

agent57 said...

I think not using a sheet of multihued blue hard candy for the wormhole was a missed opportunity, here. Now I feel like I have to try a Starcake of my own, out of sheer competitiveness.

krissie678 said...

These are awesome.

~ L. K. said...

My fiance came over and right away knew what kind of cake we're having for our wedding. There was no say!

I completely agree. I love how they have ALL of the glyphs around the wedding cake Stargate one!!

Anonymous said...

I have never posted on any blog before, and I have been an avid reader of this blog since its inception, but I have to take issue with this Sunday Sweet. Explain to me the difference between these dorky, dorky, though extremely well-executerd cakes and the equally well-executed hunter-themed cakes?? Especially this one http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/SSDXKEyOYXI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/mnHJ1BHlW7c/s320/Chris+M.jpg
I'm not saying one is better than the other, I'm just looking for parity here.

Chriss said...

Well being a HUGE fan of SG-1 and Atlantis....this is by far my absolute most favorite sunday sweet yet!! I absolutely MUST have that wedding cake if ever i get married!!!!! Awsome Stargate Cakes!!

green said...

So, this is the entry that brought me here. But I literally had to hold myself back from clicking "older posts" again in order to get sleep.

I think what draws me to this blog more than the CCC, the pooh cakes, or even the horrendous misspellings and grammar mistakes is the fact that you, my friend, are also a fellow geek.

The Dalek entry was perhaps the most hilarious Dr. Who related blog entry I've seen since...I last saw a Dr. Who related blog entry.

Alida said...

Over the years, Chef Duff of Charm City Cakes has made an Imperial Star Destroyer for me, along with the Death Star, the Great Gallery rock art and a few other cakes. They're making my 40th birthday cake this year and I can't wait.

I never thought to ask him about a Stargate!

Katy said...

LOL I am such a geek. I think those cakes are awesome! :)

whoami said...

Totally awesome. I had to post about this in my own blog, hope you don;t mind.

About Sci-Fi

beryl said...

Geekalicious!

lexstar29 said...

Somewhere I have seen a Puddlejumper Cake! I must try and track that down as it looked very good!

adam said...

why not get a hand sculpted personalised cake topper to accompany your great looking stargate cake?

I have just had a fabulous Apollo Astronaut Topper made (using my face)...and i know Sharon at sculptedbliss.co.uk would love to make more "character" figures.
check them out here...http://www.sculptedbliss.co.uk

Becky said...

Seriously, this rocks.

Erin said...

Fabulous! Keep up the nerd cakes and the covert Harry Potter references. I laugh out loud at every post - thank you!

Holly said...

Wow, those are some amazing in-laws.

Melissa (& Billy) said...

You know, though I am a fan of Duff and Co., I have to say that the guy getting sucked into the gate really has a lot of technical merit. And the wedding cake!! OH heavens! Geeky, yet tasteful! =D

flyingleap said...

I think I just had a geekgasm . . .

FoxTrottinKate said...

*falls over in sheer amazement*

Although seriously...is it too much to ask that someoen make the stargate with blue chevrons instead of red, and a green wormhole? That would make it a lot closer to being Atlantis.

(I'm slightly disappointed that there are no Atlantis cakes out there...)

I love-love-LOVE the one of the guy coming through the 'gate! AMAZING!!!!! And the wedding cake! I need to marry a geek so we can have that cake!

This = most awesomeness post ever.

Huckleberry Arts said...

Love the Stargate Cakes!!I want one for my B-day now!! Thanks for sharing

Queen Lindsay said...

This totally screams GEEKAGE, I love it!

yotan said...

needs more battlestar galactica cakes

BillieO said...

Absolutely amazing cakes! Now all I need is the man to go with the cake!!! :-))

elle kay said...

Sigh, sent a link to this post to my family as a joke because my mom loves Stargate and her birthday is coming up. Now the whole family wants me to get one. For real.

I never thought I would see the day I would be instigating cake wrecks myself...

Patricia said...

I love Stargate. I’m so depressed now that both versions are off the air. But this post makes it better. A little. [is a wobby]

Cami said...

AWESOME! A geek to the core, these are fab! Next time - Star Trek ;)

Claire said...

My husband and and I are currently watching the entire series of SG-1 and anytime someone gets promoted or a medal, we have decided they celebrate afterwards with a Stargate shaped cake in the briefing room, like people do at actual office celebrations. So seeing these makes me giggle a lot.

alcoholinky said...

fantastic - SG and cake - what more could you ask for!!

OldWestMom said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want! I want!!

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Jules said...

I cannot even express how utterly awesome this post is. Pretty cakes + Stargate = WIN.

(And now I totally want to get someone to make me an SGA cake, because the fact that you couldn't find any makes me sad. I love SG1 too, but SGA has to be represented!)

mE said...

HOLY MOLY!!!!!

I LOVVVVVE Stargate ... both Atlantis and SG-1.... DH and I are total nerds.... I sooo wish I had more time to dream one up for his bday tomorrow.. LOL!

Erica said...

Dang, why didn't *I* think of a Stargate wedding cake?! We are that geeky, after all.

Amy said...

I'm going to have a second wedding just so I can have a SG-1 wedding cake. Pure awesomeness.

Meg said...

It's been said before but I have to say it for myself... I WANT ONE!! LOL

And The Cheap-Arse Film Critic, it did need to be said, rofl!!

ChuChusmom said...

(looking down, shuffling feet in embarassment) Glad everybody explained the Stargate thing, because I thought it was Xena's chakram.

Lynn said...

Oh, I love the geeky, adorable one but the wedding cake should be a Grooms cake instead !

valentine said...

Love your site! LOVE the stargate cakes!!
I did a stargate cake a few years ago for my (then) husband's birthday. Our group of friends are all stargate geeks and we'd get together on Friday nights to watch SG1 and SGA... My ex is an elephant collector as well (elephant figurines, of course!) so there's an elephant coming through the stargate on my cake. Definitely NOT professionally done, but we had fun with it.

If you would like, you can see it here:
http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu278/canthonisen/stargate%20cake/

Chastity Woo said...

Hooray for Stargate wedding cakes! All you need is space-like wedding dress and you'll be SET!! Example here: Space Wedding Dress

Rachael said...

OMG!!!!! I saw from a link in today's sunday sweets. How can I have missed this one?! These are so cute, though I have to say my favorite is the last one.

Wendy said...

Damn now I must make a Stargate cake, even if it just a glyph of Earth or Atlantis. Perhaps a whole gate address.