Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Sweets: WoW

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Some of you know that Jen and I are currently geeking out at the biggest geek fest in the south, Dragon*Con. (For the 98.6 percent of you who read this blog but are not, in the strictest sense of the word, "geeks", Dragon*Con is a convention where the majority of the attendees could tell you, without hesitation, the complete works of Joss Whedon and how Jar Jar Binks single-handedly destroyed Lucas' credibility. But, I digress.

This week, we're going to broaden your horizons with something so geeky that even I know nothing about it: World of Warcraft. Apparently, this is a "game" where "players" spend untold thousands of hours walking around and killing things and otherwise forfeiting what was left of their "lives." To do this, I asked Jen's brother Ben, who is himself a recovering WoW addict, to help decipher these cakes. So let's get started, shall we?

(Submitted by Kelly J. and made by Swank Cakes.)

Our first cake is a laptop with a screen-shot of a member of the Horde called the Tauren shaman. We think that the book cake under it says "Shaman for Dummies."

And here's another angle:

"Gold farming" is a term loosely defined as selling imaginary money for real money. Kind of like the stock market, only dominated by Chinese corporations. (Okay, exactly like the stock market.)

(Submitted by Rachel T. and made by Crazy Cakes.)

This next one is actually awesome even if you know nothing about WoW. Since I went through the effort of finding out, however, I might as well share. She is an Alliance Paladin. Or maybe a warrior. Do you feel more educated? Moving on then...

(Submitted by JJ T. and Made by Art Eats Bakery.)

Here we have a bunch of well-made boxes with a chest on top. The only real WoW reference is the red banner with the Horde symbol. I get the impression that everybody who plays WoW is in the Horde (the bad guys) and that the Alliance (the good guys) are all "noobs," or geeks of lesser standing (as determined by those who really are in no position to judge). Got all that?


(Submitted by Tess L. and made by Anne Marie Martino.)

Okay, now we're cooking with gas. This is a shield which has been emblazoned with the symbol for - say it with me - the Horde. Nice woodgraining though.

And finally, we have a cake based on one of the most popular places in the game, the bank in Ogrimmar, the capital city of the Horde.

(Submitted by Jennifer E. and made by Eden Cakes.)

For reference, here's a screen shot of the building in the game:

On a side note, see those itty bitty game people with the colorful words over their heads? Those are your IT guys, your Microsoft employees, and your computer repair people. In short, the folks who keep the internets running and, thusly, control the world. So be nice to them, or someday, when you least expect it, you just might find yourself barred from Facebook. And then what will you do? Call somebody?


A big thanks to Ben, logger of untold hours in Horde-y land, for finally putting all that knowledge to good use.

(Just kidding, Ben! We all know nothing good comes from the Horde.)

- Similar Sweets: Star Wars
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626 Second Street said...

new design is muy fantastico!

Spicy said...

Wow. No pun intended. I didn't think there were WoW cakes.

I'm something of an addict, I play on a private server (it's free free freeeee!) and I know when to stop playing (when the server randomly goes down).

I don't see how it can be as addicting as so many other people make it out to be. It gets real boring, real fast. And once you hit the highest level, what fun is it to still play?

Chantal said...

Wow, those are amazingly done! I like the new look of your website.
I know nothing of WoW game, but my son is addicted to it. I just hope he will outgrow it someday!

Jennifer said...

"Orgrimmar" not "Ogremar". Also I was going to spend the day working on the Loremaster achievement on my druid, but I have been sufficiently shamed into doing something more productive. So you performed a great public service today.

Vickie said...

Sunday Sweets always amaze me! I can barely pour glaze over a cake to make it look good and yet these "sweet" people "bring good things to life!" Amazing!

Donna said...

Just looked over all the World of Warcraft cakes, and all I can say is...WOW! ;D

And I also have to heartily approve your choice of the home page design, too--long live the Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockeys! Booyah!

Good luck on the book tour, too.

8)

Jeanette said...

the new look is great. your posts make me smile everyday. good looking out.

Hilary said...

Beautiful cakes! I must point out, however, that the above bank is in Orgrimmar. [/wowgeek]

rhonda said...

Well if that's your definition of geek then I definitely qualify! Heck, even the offspring qualifies because he's probably the only kid in preschool who can name all the main characters in Buffy and knows exactly how to slay a vampire.

Anyhoo, that chick bursting out of the laptop is incredible! Probably one of the coolest cakes I've seen here. The offspring flatly refuses to believe that it's even cake.

laura said...

love the new layout!

autumn said...

I know nothing of WoW, but those are some amazing cakes.
I LOVE the new design of the site, well done. =)

deckardcanine said...

The first and last look tastiest. I'd try them, but I'm glad I haven't tried WoW itself.

WV: reutuk = a WoW character.

dryxi said...

As a long time WoW player, (initially alliance, then later horde), I can verify that Horde players are "pro" and Alliance players are "noobs."

But really, all in good fun, it was nice to see a tribute to my former addiction. The horde capital, however, is spelled Orgrimmar, and pronounced "Og-rimmar," for some unknown reason.

Homebody said...

I don't play WoW, but I AM a geek (Original Trilogy RULES!) who works at a bookstore. The "books" on the first one are beautiful! And the paladin breaking out of the screen is really amazing.
Thanks for the geekiness!

Jenny said...

My husband spends countless hours playing WoW and is quite impressed with the last cake. He will be sharing your link with all his WoW friends:)
And yes, this game is an addiction. When my husband used to play a lot more I used to call myself a WoW Widow.

Hanna said...

I had completely missed the plans for a new layout so I was pretty shocked when I opened the page a few minutes ago :P. But now I really like it. Well done and have fun at DragonCon!

(By the way, *my* inner game geek is now wondering whether there'd be any Final Fantasy-themed cakes out there.)

Michelle said...

Not to be a total nerd... which I am... but that's the bank in ORGRIMMAR, not.... ogramar, or ogremarr or whatever you called it. Orgrimmar is the capital city for the horde (and really there aren't that many of us who play horde, just the good ones ;) ). Anyway... there ya go, fixed your typo!

Sparky said...

Nitpick (Aware this makes me look like a dork) - It's Orgrimmar, not Ogremar. And the Horde aren't evil, although some of the factions within it kind of are. They're definitely not the "bad guys" though.

On to the cakes! These are great. I particularly like the laptop one and the Horde shield. Although the bank building is incredibly well-made and instantly recognizable.

Anonymous said...

The one with the bank is called orgrimmar or 'org' for short. Not that know anything about wow or anything. *goes shifty eyed*

claire said...

I love the new look...nicely done! This website makes me cry, in a good way!

Ben Millett said...

The new theme looks great! I'm so happy the naked mohawk carrot jockeys were incorporated.

Beth said...

Those are awesome! I recently put a stop on my payments, so as of September 19, I'll be taking my first WoW break in yeeeears. lol

Marianne said...

lol geek cakes. brand new look for the site too! what a Sunday sweet.

Emerald76 said...

Love the new layout! I was worried, when facebook changed it was horrible to adjust! Great job done here!

Amanda said...

As a self-proclaimed WoW girl, who also has a "life" and isn't completely unfortunate, I'd like to inform you it's Orgrimmar, not Ogremar.

Awesome cakes.

Nick said...

The look is new, and it's glorious! Well done to the Cake Wrecks team!

heather (errantdreams) said...

LOVE the new layout! Gorgeous; smoother without looking totally different.

And HA! I play Alliance! :D Erm, when I get around to playing, which isn't often these days...

Melissa said...

I love the first cake...it LOOKS awesome! But, seriously, how much cake is in there? Can't be much. I'm sorry, I'd rather have a delicious tasting wreck.

Dea said...

LOVE the facelift!!! :D These are gorgeous cakes - I wouldn't want to cut into them!!!

Ashley said...

The capital city is spelled Orgrimmar btw. Not that I would know anything about that game... >_>

Anonymous said...

I am a WoW nerd. I do have a life and job and take care of my family. I play Alliance; however I do want to point out that one of the Horde's capital cities is Orgrimmar. Aside from that misspelling, these cakes are awesome :)

Veronica Wald said...

I like the new web site!! I also like photos that enlarge when you click on 'em, whenever possible.
I'm impressed by the Geek Fest.
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

All things WoW.

www.wowwiki.com

Layla said...

The one with the chick jumping through the computer screen is alternately awesome and scary.

Love the new site!! Carrot jockey babies, yeah! :)

Amy said...

Okay, I love you! I love your blog, I love your writing, and I love that you are at DragonCon and don't play WoW. You are, truly, a special kind of geek. ;)

As an avid (female!) player of WoW, and a daily reader of this blog, it put a big cheesey nerd-grin on my face to see the two come together. So thanks!!

(BTW, it's Orgrimmar. But everything else was right- good job!)

~Amy

kathryn said...

Love the new layout!

Holly said...

love the new look guys! it's really more YOU! As far as the cakes for today go, they look cool, but i have NO idea about WoW and probably never will...haha

Kirby3131 said...

Love the new look to your site :) Enjoy your weekend!

Julie said...

Yay - no error message!

Kelly said...

Beautiful cakes! I love the look of the new page; Congratulations!!

Ledi said...

Those were awesome... especially from one who proudly plays Horde (80 Belf Shadow Priest). Just a little note... it's Orgrimmar. ;)

Nikki L. said...

I have about five people I need to forward this to. It's just too geek-tastic not to share.

I love the new look too!

Shauna said...

I recently became a WoW addict although I don't spend NEAR as much time on the game as some people. My kids come first! And WoW starts after they go to bed. LOL My boyfriend got me sucked in and he's the stereotypical computer geek/techie. Love the cakes! When do we get to see the WoW wrecks?

TaraB said...

Okay the cakes are rather well done. Although I am so far from being a "geek" I have NO idea what all the captions we about. But really the NEW website look super duper. Good job!

Caren said...

Jen, I had to re-subscribe to my feed to have this morning's post show up. Otherwise, the last entry I saw was yesterday's. You might want to put an alert on yesterday's entry...

emily said...

WoW, where is the Alliance love?

also, though I imagine I'm not the first to point it out, that Horde capital is spelled Orgrimmar...

Alice said...

no idea about WoW but the site design looks fab! x

Rebecca Welch said...

I'm not a WoW fan...but these cakes are freaken fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

You spelled "Orgrimmar" wrong.

... I can't believe I remember that after having not played WoW for years.

Stephanie E. Wonka said...

The new site looks great! :D

Marie said...

WOW indeed! and the blog layout is gorgeous!

Nikki L. said...

Also, I totally forgot to mention that I am so jealous you guys are at Dragon*Con! If you see any Browncoats, tell 'em hi for me!

Anonymous said...

Oh the nerdity. I <3 Orgrimmar bank the best.

Sarah H. said...

Nice to hear that there are recovering addicts out there. If I can tear my brother away from his WoW screen for a second, he'll love to see these cakes.

Anonymous said...

One minor correction. The city is Orgrimmar. OK... I'm logging back into World of Warcraft now.

bodoba said...

I can't imagine someone who plays WoW to take time away from WoW to order, photograph, and then eat a WoW cake.

Renee said...

Lol Ok, I am definitely a world of warcraft player (and a female, imagine that!) And I know you didn't meant to sterotype but there are so many types of people that play wow, you would be shocked. I do love these cakes very much. But as a proud member of the horde, I must say that the horde aren't the bad guys! There isn't necessarily a good or a bad, depends on which side you play.

Fabulous cakes and I would love to have any of the horde ones. For the Horde!!

P.S. You spelled Orgrimmar wrong :)

K. Fall said...

Nice new website!

I have nothing else to add since I know aprox. ZIP about WoW.

K-

Kerrie said...

WoW great cakes the man hours involved boggles the mind.

Dragon Con..... let us know how Crow vs Crow goes. the Husband is so jealous that your there and he's not.

Amanda said...

Oh man, awesome! I haven't played WoW simply because I do have a tendency to get very, very addicted to video games, and I have two friends whose entire lives have been consumed by this game. Just not risking it--I have a full-time job and a sorta-life.
That being said, I'm totally jealous! It wasn't in the budget to go to Dragon*Con this year, but I've been before. (Also, the Con is getting so much bigger than it used to be, it's as bad as Disneyland--standing in long lines, people walking around in crazy costumes... However, they always have awesome guests and bands! Have fun :)

the flour child said...

super awesome new banner! supremely rockin. :)

as for WoW, i will be posting this for all my geekish loves out there - i hear about the game and could find no better way to express excitement than thru cake. that shield is rockin!!

Allison said...

love the new layout!

miriam said...

How many WoW players does it take to tell you that "Orgrimmar" was spelled wrong????

About 6 million!

Justine said...

I'm enjoying the new layout, but I believe that in all the excitement a right parenthesis was missed in the first paragraph... on a cake that would be a criticized grammar mistake...

Caffeinated Katie said...

Wait, you can come to Atlanta for DragonCon, but not on your book tour?

Wendy said...

FOR THE HORDE!Ahem, I mean well done. For what it's worth the Horde are not the bad guys. If you read the lore (I am assuming you're interested in WoW enough by your impressive knowledge) you would see that :P My friend had a Horde groom's cake at her wedding and I thought it would be cool to share it here since it goes with the theme:
http://tinyurl.com/mpy2mv

Love the baby carrot jockey layout, this is much more "you" than your last layout. Great job as always!!

Kelli-Sue said...

I am such an avid Mac user, that when I saw the Mc cake my heart skipped a beat and I squealed! "OMG thats a cake!! LOOK at this yall..!!"

AWESOME

KS

Colette said...

Actually, if you read the story line/watch it, the Horde are the good guys and the Alliance are the bad guys. I have to put this across being as I'm FOR THE HORDE and have two level 80 Blood Elf characters, and many many lower level ones.

Vintage Vixen said...

Wow, Jen, this new design is great! Sure, I'll really miss the Minima Blue, but this is great. Absolutely, I love it!

And this is a great post!

turandot82 said...

Beautiful new layout! Great job guys!

Word verification: Pressec.
A new brand of press-on nails?
Lee Press-ons, watch yo self!

Erin M said...

Orgremar?? Don't you mean Epcot?

Hestias Gem said...

My men folk actually stopped WOW for a moment to come and look at these fabulous cakes! They don't leave WOW for anything!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful new design and these cakes were awesome! Hell yeah on the carrot jockeys!

I'm so happy for you guys that this has become such a success.

Kasey said...

I like that so many people who read this blog are WoW players, and wouldn't you know it, mostly female. I'm an avid [female!] Horde player with an 80 Troll Rogue and while my hesitations before beginning dealt with the whole engulfing-your-life concept, since I'm unemployed and can't find work, what else is there to do with your down time? I can say I successfully balance a very social life that incorporates a boyfriend [who plays] and being out in the world, both with my old college friends and friends in my Warcraft guild since a huge concentration of us are in my city. Not hard to separate fantasy from reality.

On the note of the cakes, just lovely. I really enjoy the shield and Orgrimmar's bank.

The webpage is awesome. Grats on the change-over.

CALpumper aka Crystal said...

Great new design! Love it.

WoW.
Awesome.

karen said...

No no no. The Horde is where the grown-ups (and I am using that word loosely given the subject matter) play. Alliance is where the kids play. Very few Alliance cakes since parents probably don't want to reinforce the WoW addiction. (Yes, I am a WoW player. For the Horde!)

L said...

Awesome layout and awesome post.

Lizz said...

Love the new design!

moshi said...

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REALIZE BUT YOU SPELLED "ORIGRIMMAR" WRONG.

YOU'RE WELCOME

I am me said...

those are AWESOME! thanks for finding them and sharing =)

Sara said...

"And the Horde aren't evil, although some of the factions within it kind of are. They're definitely not the "bad guys" though."

Came here to post this. Love the bank cake.

Anonymous said...

I love your site, I love everything about your site, though I'm a forever lurker in the realms of cakery, mostly because what I see here leaves me speechless everyday..

However, I just wanted to say that I'm a teensy bit offended that you have implied that every single WoW player is some kind of geek or nerd. It's simply not true. In my guild we have everyone from doctors to lawyers, and most things in between.

But the cakes look delicious, and as usual, are beautiful.

Miss said...

Not enough Alliance love here.

FOR THE ALLIANCE! *Divine Storms the entire Horde.*

Anonymous said...

You should of posted this a few weeks ago when Blizzcon was going on.

The new site is fabulous!!!

Wendy said...

I'm a WoW geek too (several alts over 4 servers), and I have to point out that the Horde aren't the bad guys unless you're Alliance and vice versa - all the races have very compelling stories. :) Was disappointed that there weren't many Alliance-themed cakes, but the ones you posted were outrageously fantastic. And unlike one poster, I have no intention of being productive today - it's a holiday weekend, and I am lvling my "teen" alts, then will pass the evening in Goldshire, just for a laugh. :D

Meg Spencer said...

Power to the geeks! That second cake is definitely a paladin (or else a warrior wearing paladin gear). The shield is either the Dragonheart Flameshield http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28611 or the Mazthoril Honor Shield, both of which are used by paladins and not warriors.

Nope, I'm not embarrassed by my geekitude. Not one bit! And I love the new site design too.

Anonymous said...

Those cakes look great, but as a recovering WoW addict - this is NOT what I needed :)

Persnickety Ticker said...

To all those people that are insistant on correcting your spelling...I'm pretty sure it's spelled...

E.P.C.O.T.

WoW on the cakes. Nice layout. Cheers!

Dorian said...

OMG!

I was totally going to make an Orgrimmar bank cake for my birthday, but alas, I ran out of time.

I'm just going to steal this photo and *cough* tell people how awesome my birthday cake was. :D

Elanor said...

Adding one for Alliance adult, non-noob players. I really hate that people get all self-important about the faction they play...

Pickyknitter said...

OMG my wow guild (Cheese Vendor) is going to love this post --- especailly the woman who is in pastry school! Thank You!

Janet said...

Well, at least I now know what the Horde are up to: Baking cakes.

I'll have to remember that the next time I bury an axe in one -- gotta spell the victory cake right now, don't we?

Us Alliance can learn a few things.

*grin*

ADORE the new site, btw.

Janet said...

Not one mention of watch the guild? From Dr. Horrible fans? Great sire!

Jikuu said...

Sorry, I'm a former WoW addict, a year and a half clean. I just want to add my 2/5 of a nickel to the Horde vs. Alliance description.
Alliance just tells the Horde, "You kids get offa my damn lawn!" That's how it goes.

Cube said...

As someone who played WoW for a few months, I'm kind of ashamed to say that I recognize every one of those references.
I also noticed the extreme horde bent.

Oh, and both sides are full of noobs, depending on your server. It's just that more people have played the horde ever since they got the pretty elves, and now they're trying to get more people into the alliance by introducing badass werewolves so that the PVP Servers aren't Happy Blood Elf Gankland anymore.

...I apologize for spilling my geek all over this post

Tauna said...

Love the new look!!!

As one of my children told their principal at school "Mom doesn't play WoW, SOMEBODY has to be in charge!!!"

Story of my life! LOL! At least I get to look at cakewrecks!!! Thanks Jen!

Rebecca said...

Great cakes... but mostly I love the shout out to the Whedon geeks.

I love that man and his creative evil genius.

Kathleen said...

Hi There!
Lovely site, it's a pleasure to visit! My total nerd boyfriend informs me that the pile of boxes with a chest is in fact an Orcish outpost(He even busted out the WoW codex to sort this out!).

The Millers said...

Since you mentioned Joss, isn't it about time we saw some "Buffy" cakes? I know they're out there...

Mania said...

I read Cake Wrecks every day while I do my Argent Tournament dailies. *grin*

(I also run not one, not two, but three separate WoW-related websites. *cough*)

Thank you for sharing the WoW cake love.

*MagPie* said...

I'm insulted that you call Alliance 'noobs'. We're just prettier than Horde, hater!

purplelurple said...

Okay I know I am a total geek But hubby and I have been playing WOW for over 4 years now and it is nice to see the awesome cakes paying tribute to the Horde (the one true faction!) hehe.
Thanks so much.

Elizabeth said...

For the Alliance! All the cool kids are n'elfs ; )

I'm biased, my main is Alliance but I actually have Horde characters too, I don't really get the faction loyalty. I just really love being a druid and getting to turn into a bird and fly away when I get bored with something.

These cakes are really amazing, I'm quite impressed. And it's not surprising that they are almost exclusively Horde, they do outnumber the Alliance. But we hold our own!

I'm bitter I couldn't go to Dragon*Con this year, I wanted to but I have classes right now that I would have missed. I hope you go and give away carrot jockeys again next year!

Karen said...

Ha! Persnickety! I was about to do the same thing. Maybe it's not the bank in whatever the city is, maybe it's Spaceship Earth disguised as a bank! :-)

Laina said...

Sigh. Love this site. However, as a non-IT, not really geeky other than being a WoW player wife and mother (whose daughter will probably play with her mama and papa someday), I am disappointed at the stereotyping especially coming from a self-described geek who ought to know that we aren't necessarily our stereotypes. I'm probably being overly sensitive but thought I'd chime in nonetheless.

Kara said...

Horde are not the bad guys, they are just trying to survive, where as Alliance are greedy and trying to kill off the Horde. Psh.

Anyway, those cakes are neato.

Sara Otterstätter said...

Oh, WoW. I have a bit difficult relationship to WoW. They have extreme good conceptarts. But I lost two of my friends to WoW. Or maybe we lost simply common interests, because they play WoW, and I decided not to play WoW.

Anyway. The cakes are really gorgeous. My favourites are the first cake and the bank of Orgrimmar *right?*-cake.

And the new layout is just great!! Go, little Mohwak-Baby-Carrot-Jockeys!!!!

jahzcat said...

>headdesk<
I love the craftsmanship done on these cakes! I am truly convinced that 75% of the base cause of my divorce is due to WoW. I should have Duff Goldman make me a "divorce cake" of a Dark Elf Horde character pushing off my Ex's character off something... Hmmmmmmm...... But yeah,everything said about WoW is true....

LEEEROYYYYY JENKINSSSSSSSS!!!!!

(Jen, if you're not sure what that's all about, ask your WoW friends, they'll not just tell you, they'll show you...)

Anonymous said...

I'm a WoW alliance player and am in no way a noob. The different factions are for whatever you prefer.

Thanks for showing us WoW geeks some love though, really.

Annie said...

LONG LIVE ALLIANCE! this post needs more night elf hunter cakes XD

love the new layout also! especially the jockeys in the corner

Your blog has taken over the minds of me and my friends, we are also spending our weekend at a geeky convention (anime con in portland) and someone had something misspeelled and in "quotes" and we all jsut look at each other saying "I just want to put it on a cake!"

greygarious said...

Sorry to poop in the punch bowl, but I think the new layout looks tacky in comparison with the original. It looks like an ad on a home shopping channel. The "Cake Wrecks" lettering looks more like toothpaste than icing; cursive would have been a better image. The large areas of bold white and orange are garish on a muted ultramarine background. Nonetheless, it remains a fun page.

Rayna said...

Awesome cakes...I do agree that one is a paladin, as a warrior wouldn't be wearing a graduation cap, that's much too sissy-like...Yeah, it's addictive, but I've quit for like 3 months in a row lately, summer is just too busy for me. When I hole up for our -20 degree weather, I'll start playing again :) For the Alliance!!! Hordies suck :D

~Khalaan lvl 80 gnome mage~

(Hahaha, my "moderation password" is "nomstash"...nom nom cakes! Wow I'm a geek...)

Em said...

Lucas got in to trouble with the Ewoks. JarJar Binks was the jump over the shark. Just sayin'.

Sidenote: www.watchtheguild.com will give you a funny look in to a world kind of like WoW if you aren't in to it. (If you are, it'll be home movies.)

Laura Jean said...

THose were pretty good cakes especially the one with the Alliance

I have Vista and it worked fine for me

THANKS AMAZING ARIC

WV: Fluts: Some Drag Con Attendees are fluts- just a fan but willing to sleep to get more levels!

Anonymous said...

Being an avid WoW player I would like to make a correction. Despite the common misconception, Alliance is not just for "noobs". I personally have been playing for many years, and am a part of one of the top ranking Guilds in our server. GO ALLIANCE!
Plus, though I haven't reached there yet (I don't obsess) I hear the game is actually a lot more fun once you hit the top level.
Other than that, great cakes! And I am so jealous of you guys getting to go to Dragon*Con! Blast not having a current income...

Anonymous said...

My husband will be totally geeking out over these cakes, but at the same time appalled that the Horde was favored :-P

Anonymous said...

Orgrimmar is not -the- capital of the Horde, it's just one of the capital cities of the races of the Horde.

Horde are not "bad guys" and Alliance are not "good guys." There is good and evil on both sides.

Great cakes, but I hate when people who don't know anything about the game try to talk about it.

Kayleen the Violinist said...

hehe - i'm glad i'm not the only wowgeek that reads this website. very sweet cakes!

also, the naked baby carrot jockeys make me think they're doing that dance in "Grease" that Danny & Sandy do - the one where they pretend they're swinging a lasso over their heads...

great new site! :)

teenage_houswife said...

hehe, my hubby and i both play...lol last year i made him a horde cake for his bday. Lol

yep...nerds are pretty awesome when put in a kitchen lol

Phoenyx said...

I don't play WoW, but know enough about the game to really appreciate the cakes. Fabulous work on those! WOW indeed!

SillyWalnut said...

sunday sweets.... FOR THE HORDE!

:D see if you can find some alliance sweets too, we need more red vrs blue

MinorAgentofChaos said...

I get the impression that everybody who plays WoW is in the Horde (the bad guys) and that the Alliance (the good guys) are all "noobs," or geeks of lesser standing (as determined by those who really are in no position to judge).

*beckons you over to my Alliance raiding guild*

*bashes in your assorted kneecaps*

Noobs and idiots exist in abundance on both sides the barrier.

moonfall86 said...

I really wanted to go to Dragon*Con, but since Anime Weekend Atlanta is in two weeks, I can't attend two conventions so close together. Maybe I'll see you guys at Megacon in Orlando?

Love the WoW cakes, but as several people have pointed out, Alliance vs Horde is not good vs evil. You have both good and evil on each side. I've played both factions, and which is "better" depends on the server.

Buffy said...

I SECOND THE BUFFY CAKE REQUEST!

But you probably already knew that, didn't you? :)

Oh, and how about some Firefly/Serenity while you're at it?

Linda said...

We're at DragonCon too! Woo hoo, Jen and Hubby!

Sophie said...

I'm actually slightly surprised that WoW would be considered by any self-proclaimed geek as being 'extreme' geeky, or 'too geeky for even geeks to know,' since the more common criticism leveled at WoW by the geek community is that it's become too mainstream -- not geeky ENOUGH, since so many non-geeks also play.

And to comment on the cakes itself: They all look delicious except for that second one. Unfortunately, the second one looks like a real laptop, but fake broken glass... so it looks like somebody has been eating a donut all over a laptop keyboard, ugh.

Kimberly said...

lol my s/o plays WoW [he's an addict who keeps falling off the wagon]...I hate the game but I can't wait to show him these cakes. He'll love them. They're amazing.

Kelly I. said...

The first WoW cake was one that I submitted. It was the groom's cake I ordered for my husband at our wedding in June. We were all SO pleased with how it turned out. I was so shocked when I saw it posted today!

As an aside, the yellow and black book does in fact say Shaman for Dummies and the cake served over 50 people. No worries, there was more than enough cake there!

nikki said...

Awesome! My hubby plays wow (alliance - and def not a noob ;) ) and these cakes will have him amazed!

Keeley said...

Like the new site! Have had no problems with loading or access. It looks nicer too with fewer ads and distractions so I get the Wrecks faster.

Love the cakes today, even though I'm not a WoW player. I took one look at the broken screen on the second cake and thought "do you know what all that candy will do to your keyboard???" Then I remembered it was a cake. he he.

Bethany said...

These were so great that I had to post for the first time. The smashing-out-of-laptop idea was not only awesome, but the execution was amazing! That shield makes me happy, too.

One thing, though; the Horde are not bad guys! Both Horde and Alliance are flawed protagonists that butt heads while fighting the real bad guys.

Deezilla said...

My daily habit of checking Cake Wrecks and then getting on WoW just got so much sweeter. I think I'll celebrate by using my in-game cooking skill to bake a Delicious Chocolate Cake :]

bethsix said...

Suh-weet new layout!

And I am not just saying this because I'm a 33-year-old mother of four who plays WoW. Although that would be true too.

The husband and I love the Org cake. Zugzug.

Keeley said...

Ps I also want to see Buffy cakes, either wrecks or Sunday Sweets--how about a cake with Spike on it?

Whew!Is it hot in here?

~ L. K. said...

HAHA. Just last night, my fiancee and I were (half) joking that we should have the topper as our main characters (he's a Tauren, I'm a Troll) in tuxedos.

Devil Bunnie said...

Awesome Cakes!!! I so want a WoW cake now!

And just FYI.. Horde are not the bad guys!! The Alliance just want you to believe they are all sunshine and rainbows.

FOR THE HORDE!!!

Amyranth said...

Long time reader, first time commenter.

LEEEEROY JENKINNNNNNNS!

Néna said...

I LOVE WoW! Yay to these cakes, i shall show them all to my fellow Horde Buddies!
and shall i say...
for the Horde!

Alyssa said...

So this post slightly irritated me as an avid WoW player...granted the cakes are really awesome.

WoW players get a bad rap from all the extremists out there, and not all Alliance players are bad! I've played Alliance AND Horde, and I've noticed no difference in player caliber.

A nerd is a nerd is a nerd, that's all I gotta say. And I don't mean that in a bad way because I readily admit I am one too.

Sparky said...

As other people have said, being a "noob" depends on your faction. And of course, you don't technically have to be a die hard loyal member of one faction or the other.

My former main (for about the last four years) is an Alliance druid. My current main is a Horde Shaman. I have alts on both and <3 both factions. ...Except Gnomes. And Undead. But yeah, other than that, all of them.

DutchGirl said...

I love the new layout, especialy the carrot jockeys!

These cakes are great! Speaking as someone whose only WoW exposure is from Foxtrot comics, these cakes opened my mind to a whole new world of geekdom.

Thanks Jen!

Anonymous said...

A lot of people have said it, and I got to say I read the books, I play WoW, have Played Warcraft 3...can't find 1 or 2 ;_; and honestly It shifts back and forth just like in the real world, there's times of Good and evil for both sides, though so far I've racked up more points for the Alliance being jerks then then Horde...so if you really had to align them...I'd say in the majority it's been the Alliance that's been evil...however neither side is inherently evil...The Legion is evil and they are demons XD

Andrea said...

For the Horde!

loraven said...

wow is evil!!
if only because my boyfriend would rather play it than snuggle on the couch and watch a movie with me.
other than that i have no issues with the game.
oh one thing i noticed
noob means a person who is new to the game and does not know what they are doing.
you may thank my boyfriend for that one.
and i love the new look!!
naked baby carrot jockys!!

Zombie Edward said...

My "better than just an IT tech" boyfriend for a big company will disagree about that Horde business. He's Alliance all the way with his level 80 Mage human and Paladin elf.
I will agree that he has spent far too many hours mining and whatever boring crap you have to do to earn money and stuff.

These cakes are awesome, will have to show him.

Anonymous said...

Is anybody else having a pot-kettle reaction to this entry? I normally find the self-depricating geek humor pretty entertaining, but a self-proclaimed Trekky ragging on WoW fans? That just seems a little hypocritical to me!

Kenzie said...

Fabulous cakes, insulting stereotypes. I'm 23, thin, female, in a happy long-term relationship, and have a healthy social life. I also play WoW. For a self-proclaimed "geek" to act insultings towards other "geek" hobbies doesn't seem quite right.

Amy said...

WOO! For the Horde! :D And all the nerds that make the game awesome XD

*Lvl 80 Blood Elf Paladin*

Erin M said...

Persnickety Ticker- Ah, great minds think alike. :)

Anonymous said...

While these cakes are gorgeous, WoW is awful. My husband is/was addicted to this game and just quit a few weeks ago. It is wonderful having him back - not showing him these cakes though!! :)

Stuff On My Blog said...

OMG love them. Hubby & I are total wowheads (ok him more than me, we are alliance but not teh noobs ;))

Point though, most wow addicts refer to gold farming as the arduous tasks of questing and earning gold to pay for absurdly $ things in game...not the annoying folks who buy gold. We just refer to them as idiots for short lol.

Em said...

@ Anon @12:01:

What's in between a doctor and a lawyer?

Jeffers said...

You say that the Horde are the bad guys, Alliance are the good guys... you KNOW you're gonna get in trouble for that... there are many good arguments that say that the Allies are the aggressors and bad guys...

For The Horde!!
-Jeffers...

(yah, I love buttercreme and hate cupcake cakes too...)

Anonymous said...

I had to hide this from my offspring or they will al want one. We are a WoW family. Go ahead, say we're setting a bad example raiding on weekends or something, but let me tell you, WoW time is a great motivator for homework and chores.

We are mostly hordies, but one of ours seems to prefer alliance. I don't know what we're going to do with her (KIDDING)!

I always enjoy your site, but when I saw the WoW theme I knew we would all be in for a great treat.

Tamara said...

OK, too funny, I'm a cake decorator AND a WoW Widow - I'm actually tempted to create a wreck-orated cake just for this very game...but of course it'd be on purpose.

"the game" is crazy, and as I type this, my Dearly Departed is saying ---WoW cool cakes! (of course...)

www.widowsofwarcraft.com (my online diary of being a widow...LOL)

Thanks Cakewrecks for finding the inspiration my dear husband thinks is to be his next birthday cake...

Miss Daphne said...

WOw I am most impressed by the lap top that was broken through! Did a non professional really make it or was it made by a non horde?
I still have no idea what that came is about or why it is even....

Miki said...

So, can anyone explain why the figure on the breaking out of the laptop cake has a mortar board (aka graduation hat)on its head?

Kelsey said...

I just have to add another pro-Alliance voice. There are most certainly "noobs" in both factions, just as there are good players in both. Some people get WAY too into the "My side is better than yours!" debate. Make sure you take everything a WoW player says about their faction and the opposing one with a large grain of salt.

tara said...

The Horde tends to attract the braggarts and troublemakers, not necessarily "pros."
Feel free to visit the following website - http://www.realmhistory.net/arena-statistics/battlegroups/5v5.html. Blue numbers represent Alliance teams, red numbers Horde teams. Note the even split.

Coco said...

AMAZING!!!!! I LOOOVE these cakes! however you did get some stuff wrong, the Horde aren't "the bad guys" niether side has much good from it. Also, statistically there are A LOT more alliance players :p among other things. Anywho, the new design is amazing! Great job!

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

WOW!

Lauren said...

i just don't understand why people who play wow are considered huge nerds. Honestly - my better half is the biggest scariest trekky i know and I consider him a nerd lol. I will be waiting out back for all of you to stone me rofl.

Michelle S. said...

I had a sneaking suspicion there were a lot more of us "WoW addicts" that frequented your blog than you might have expected. Love the cakes! Love the new look!

duhbell said...

For the Horde!

Us Horde players totally didn't need another reason to be superior to Alliance, but only one of those cakes was Ally... enough said.

Allegra said...

Ok, I'm about to let my geek flag fly! (be kind)

A few years ago before I started playing, I created a WoW themed birthday for my hubby. I printed out out a quest scroll and had him answer WoW related trivia; If/when he answered them all correctly he gained entrance to Onyxia's Lair.
The awesome bakers at my local grocer made an edible image cake with the lovely dragon herself amidst yummy flamey frosting. His cutting of the cake symbolized his "slaying" of Onyxia. His gifts were in gold foil covered "treasure chests" which were various WoW/Blizzard related items.

Needless to say he loved it! The ladies in the bakery had a lot of questions for me when I went to pick up the cake.

Yeah, so why no Alliance love huh?

Lady said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm at Dragon*Con right now myself! In fact, I am reading this post in my hotel room in the Hilton. Awesome to know you're a fellow geek!

Kathryn

Amy said...

Awe and amazement over that first cake.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

WoW, you people,

First off, I know nothing about WoW except:

1. My brother-in-law used to play it for sixteen hours a day only stopping to work, sleep and poop. Thus the "life" joke. Kidding!

2. People dressed up in WoW costumes at Dragon*con carry exclamation points on sticks which I actually think is pretty cool.

3. I avoid WoW for the same reason I avoid drinking, gambling and prescription drug use: I will get hooked on it and it is probably not in my best interests.

So, in closing, thank you for clarifying all those things in my post that need clarifying but it was all meant in good fun. You guys (and girls) are sweet, brilliant and know how to laugh at an uneducated stereotype.

john

Anonymous said...

Love the WoW cakes! And wow, I might have passed you today at Dragon*Con. How cool is that?!

-Julie

Tiger said...

Hey give us Allies some love. That faction prejudice goes both ways.

Crazycakes said...

I made the 2nd Cake. It was a UT graduation cake for a WOW addict. That explains the Graduation cap. It was 100% edible as the screen was Cherry flavored pulled sugar (hard candy). The keyboard was chocolate cake. The character was Gum paste. This was an earlier cake I did prior to starting a cake biz.

Nimnyn said...

Hey now, not all of the alliance are n00bs :( Some of us-who are actually adults with lives-play for the alliance (because our friend chose that before we started playing). And we even have jobs and lives and such... we just don't bother watching tv anymore and play WoW instead.

that all being said.. nice cakes :)

Ghost Rider said...

So, I see from previous comments that I don't need to give you the correct spelling of Orgrimmar. Whew! I never have time to play anymore, but it's a lot of fun when I get around to it. I like the pally jumping out of the laptop the best--although if anything jumped through my screen I'd squash it.

Anonymous said...

Fab cakes yet again.

Was surprised to see you had written this though, and not a guest writer, you seem to be a bit over your head with this one, and the jokes weak.

Ah well guess you're busy with everything - heres hoping the quality comes back soon!

Anonymous said...

Love the cakes.

I played WoW for about 3 months. Then I decided that while fun, the regular subscription fee was too much to justify. I can see why it's adictive, I just didn't get addicted.

From what I could tell, the pepole who play the horde tend to be more helpful and generaly freindly when you are new. My brother says that's because they tend to be older, but I'm not sure where he got the information so it may have been a guess.

Spicy, there's plenty to do that isn't about leveling up. Also, my friend says if too many pepole reach the highest level, they'll just bring out more levels. I'll beleive that, since it's kind of in their interests. It only gets boring fast for some pepole. That should be evident form the fact that there are such high levels.

B said...

@Spicy: There are loads of EndGame things to do like raids, instances, and trying to gear up. My whole family plays (Myself, my husband, my mother-in-law, and we even have toons for our kids). *I* am not as hooked as my MIL or my husband, but I still think it is fun.

Can't wait until the release of Cataclysm!

Oh, and yeah... these cakes are AWESOME! Oh, and Jen? I am pretty sure the toon bursting out of the laptop is an Alliance human Paladin. :D

FOR THE ALLIANCE!! (and no, I am NOT a n00b!)

Anonymous said...

You could easily just post the pictures without the condescending tone. Just sayin'. They're some awesome cakes though.

Clandahlina :D said...

Oh, Jen... *sigh*

Gold farming isn't the act of buying gold. It's the act of trying to raise gold. There are gold farmers, though, who then sell that gold for real money, which is against the law in China now...but that doesn't seem to stop them. Actually farming gold, however, is not wrong. We have all done it at some point. How else would you get your epic flying? Geez. :)

That is a human paladin bursting from the computer screen.

Not all people who play Alliance characters (or "toons") are noobs. It really depends on your server. On mine, the Horde players are all 11-year-old boys. The adults play Alliance characters. :)

Also, Ogrimmar is just ONE of the capital cities of the Horde. This capital is the home of orcs and trolls. They also have Silvermoon City, Undercity, and Thunder Bluff. As an Alliance player, though, I could have missed one. We stay away from those places. :)

@Spicy, it's not just about leveling. Once you hit 80, then you can raid with your guild. I think if you were on a public server, you would see what else there is to do in the game. Yes, it's addictive. I said I would NEVER play. I mean, I'm not that geeky... yeah, my boyfriend plays. It started off as a way to spend more time together and it was a cheap date. LOL. I'm as addicted as he is, though, but we like different parts of the game. He likes to kill stuff and I like the social aspect. :)

Anyway, Jen, you might be surprised, but we aren't all your stereotypical dorks! :)

Anonymous said...

I'll spare you the "Orgrimmar" correction, but "gold farming" is the act of grinding for hours to earn gold. The act of Chinese people illegally hacking accounts and selling the virtual proceeds is called "gold selling". Also the Horde are the good duys, the Alliance are formed of genocidal racist freaks ;3

Yiota said...

I'm trying to be good and do my homework and not log in and play my Orc Hunter.

I agree with where is the Alliance love, currently my only lvl 80's are all Alliance.

Rowan Fairgrove said...

As a WoW playing, Mac using librarian, that first cake is full of win! The shield cake and the paladin cake are amazing. Thanks so much for the roundup. Have fun at DragonCon!

Miki said...

@ Crazycakes

Thanks for the clarification. I thought maybe it was some sort of faction symbol... of course, as it -is- a UT mortar board, it is one after all.

*gets out dice, pencils and paper*

Anyone for a round of Chainmail?

Nina said...

For the Horde! I wish I could get a cake like these for my husband's birthday. Unfortunately, I don't think any place near me is capable of making anything other than regular cakes with the little plastic figures on top.

Angel said...

Proud warcraft gamer chick myself. The cakes were fantastic representations of the game! Showed my hubby and he was impressed too!

Estivalia said...

WoW cakes! I'm so torturing my local baker asking for one of these :D

I'm actually surprised that EVERYONE I know either plays WoW or dates/is related to/knows someone who does. And some players are people I never thought they could be ('cause they looked "too cool" for that). So, WoW is not only for geeks :)

For the Horde! (I'm a Blood-Elf Rogue :)

Anonymous said...

I know the stereotype is just for fun -- that said, I'm always amazed by the diversity in WoW. Our guild (top guild on horde side, working on Algalon) has 2 doctors, 2 lawyers, consultants, a data analyst, 2 engineers, a rocket scientist (no really!), 2 graphic designers, a 3rd-grade teacher, an 11th grade teacher, a community college professor, full-time moms, students (of course!), a project manager, etc.

WoW Strategy said...

OMG these are so awesome lol! I found this site via Crowdeye and I'm so glad I did. Thanks for the laugh. I am a hardcore WOW fan...

Anonymous said...

I should have had that delivered to my husband.
After I left him because of his W.O.W. addiction.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 4th cake down; this was my wedding cake. I'd just like to note that the banner is not THE only WoW reference; the chest is modeled after the chests in WoW and each "box" is done in leather and wood grain to match textures found in many Horde cities. The leather lacing and rivets are common armor texture and the teeth that adorn the cake are modeled off the teeth on the shoulder armor of the Orc guards in Orgrimmar. We met in WoW and put a lot of thought into the design of this cake and I just HAD to make this clarification. I love all the other cakes, nice work!!! Just got back from DragonCon.... goodnight! Thanks JJ, love ya. ~Auntie Laura

jj! said...

Hey folks-
Read that? They met IN GAME. It doesn't really get better than that. Also, first person reference, the cake was delicious. Mmm, wood grain.

Glad to finally see it featured!

Michelle S. said...

Yep @anonymous. Of my circle of pvp friends, there is a rocket scientist, two doctors, a navy pilot, a network television actor, and a professional poker player. A group of us migrated to our server from another game which had an international player base. I have played with people from Denmark, England, Japan, Canada, Australia, Holland, etc. My current guild has a doctor and a physicist, some farmers, and many homemakers and college students. All circles play WoW... not just the stereotypes. ;)

wow gold said...

Those cakes really made me say WoW! Can't believe how geeks are really creative. Actually, I didn't know those are real cakes if you haven't mentioned it. What I thought is those are some sort of World of Warcraft figures.

Anonymous said...

FOR THE HORDE!
...No one's said it yet. Just representin'.

As an avid female WoW player (Shadow Priests = love :3) I grinned from ear to ear when I saw the Org bank cake. Ahhhh, even the mailbox is there! Yay for geeky bakers :3

I love the new site design, Jen! Made me "wow" in surprise ;P

L. Shepherd said...

I've never had any interest in WoW, but I'm a long-time DragonCon fan. I haven't been in a couple of years but I already have plans for next year. I *would* have gone this year if I had bothered to read the guest list. Freaking William Shatner was there this year!

LunaRoseNocturna said...

These WoW cakes really are wow inspiring - especially the first two... :)

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Know nothing about WoW (except that it exists and is a huge timesink), but man, that exploding laptop is the ultimate.

blagger said...

Those are awesome! For my birthday last year, my sister wanted to get me a WoW cake, but since she couldn't afford something really cool(plus she doesn't play so she wouldn't know where to start in designing one anyway) she bought a ready-made cake from WalMart and wrote "Your World of Warcraft Cake!" on top of it in nasty cake gel. I enjoyed the joke and appreciated that she at least had the idea of a WoW cake, and it was a great birthday.

Joshilyn Jackson said...

Actually, there are tons more alliance than there are hordies. On our server? About 75% alliance, 25% horde, and there is always some stinkin' gnome or space-goat shammy tinkin' my ores. I think horde folks tend to be older folks with jobs---the kind who can afford to order cakes.

I roll horde because Thrall is hot. *grin*

I LOVE the wow wedding cake, LOVE that the person whose cake it is found this entry and commented, and now I love this blog.

Carly said...

I would just like to point out that because most of these cakes are Horde cakes, the Horde players are the "noobs" as they are more obsessed with a computer game they must shout it to the world with a cake. We, the Alliance, are much more subdued with our addictions.
Eternal enemies aside, these cakes are amazing!
-Meropie: Level 80 Human Warlock

Swank Cake Design said...

We enjoyed making the "laptop on books" cake. The joke is that the "Shaman For Dummies" book is sooooo thick. You can view a clearer angle of the book on our blog and website. Thanks, Cake Wrecks, for posting the cake!!

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