Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Sweets: When Mario Marries

Sunday, January 24, 2010

One of the best things about having such a high geek percentile among you readers is that I get to see some awesomely geeky wedding cakes. Just look at what a few of your fellow Wrecktators have sent in:

This is Wreckie Jasmine W's wedding cake., made by Jacque’s Fine European Pastries. Awesome. Plus, check out the teensy-tiny mushrooms, turtle, and goomba at the bottom!


Next we have Wreckie Tess F.'s wedding cake:

I love this style. The cake was made by Mermaid's Bakery, but Tess made the topper herself. Wowza - great job, Tess!


Then there's Ryan I.'s grooms cake, which his wife surprised him with on the big day:

Made by Sweet Nothings (as was the awesome wedding cake in the background).


And lastly, Amy H. surprised her hubby with this for their Las Vegas wedding:

Made by the amazing Gimme Some Sugar in Las Vegas.

Check out the fun details!


(Mario & Princess Peach have their hair colors changed to match the bride & groom's.)

So. Cool.


Nominate a Sweet or suggest a theme by e-mailing me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Super Mario Wedding Cake
Love For Obento said...

wow.... my husband would have probably exploded if i had gotten a cake like this for our wedding...and not exploded in a bad way. these cakes are amazing!!! the attention to detail is just incredible.

VeggieT said...

Those are SUPER! I love that the last cake is not "just" a mario cake, but rather is a mariokart cake, which explains why the castle looks different too... but I think my favourite is cake number #1

FinnBear said...

I just love the 3rd cake down. It's simple and cute plus I love the bright colors. All of these are awesome though and the attention to detail is amazing.

12gViolet said...

It makes my geeky heart swell with pride, man. *sniff* Swell, I tell you.

Rebecca Walsh said...

Omg I want a Mario wedding cake! The cakes are amazing and SUPER! Maybe I will get one for hubby's big birthday. So cute, thanks for sharing with us.

happygeek said...

My kids thought these cakes were the BEST ever. They now want them for their birthdays.
So thanks,
I think.

Fanboy Wife said...

These cakes are very well made.

Stefanie said...

I always look forward to Sunday Sweets. These cakes are really well made today. The first and last cake are my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Enough with the Mario cakes. There are lots of other games and geeky stuff out there. Mario cakes have been up here SO many times. Let's see some variety! Yes these are cool and full of talent, etc. But we need more.

Fencey said...

The itty-bitty shyguys on the third cake down absolutely slayed me. So cute! (Especially the one on the ribbon(?))

Anonymous said...

*happysigh*

You've posted quite a few of these gamer cakes, and each time you do they somehow manage to get more and more fabulous. Seriously. As one (teeny tiny little) part of your 'high geek percentile', I for one don't think I'll ever be able to get enough of the awesomeness that is Gamer!Geek Sunday Sweets.

So. Awesome.

Can't even pick a favourite, that's how awesome.

Anonymous said...

These are so awesome!

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Diana said...

I don't know, a video game kiddie's birthday cake is ok. A video game WEDDING cake says someone needs to get a life.

Rusty and Bandit said...

I love them!!! Super amazing geeky cakes! Lol
Anna Marie

The Boob Nazi said...

Those are beautiful. Sigh.

Stephanie said...

100% pure win. That's all I have to say. :)

My Big Fat Super Super Obese Blog said...

Wow, such wonderful work! The attention to detail is astounding.

Candee said...

These are amazing! I should have something like this made up for our wedding! Love it absolutely love them all!

Terry Lee said...

very well done and so darn creative. love 'em all.

as for any naysayer comments: i'm not a gamer, personally, but i say to each his/her own. if that's what the bride and groom want, more power(up) to them!!

great sweets today!

Wolfjackle said...

Oh my god, I love those! Especially the last one. (Though the first is my second favorite!) They are done so well.

I want one of these, even though I'm not a huge gamer. Classic Nintendo has always been my favorite. (Though Luigi needs some serious love! Why is he never the one getting married?)

VillageMom said...

I don't understand cartoon character cakes for an event at which you pledge your troth to one another for all eternity.

If ever there is a day for celebrating the transcendent, rather than geekiness, this is it.

Casey said...

Those are all so fun! I love the second one... kinda of a whimsical, N64 Mario cake.

Anonymous said...

My son is totally into Mario so this is his FAVORITE cakewrecks post ever. I totally see him with a mario wedding cake someday. He is bent on collecting all the Mario games ever made. He plays them, reads about them and watches people on You Tube play them. Mario is the center of his universe.

P.S. He is only 10!

Patty O'Chair said...

I just had a nerd-gasm.

Those were awesome and beautiful cakes.

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder said...

Those are wonderful!

Mario has my heart! :)

Sabrina said...

Those are so cool!

Anonymous said...

lovely - makes me want to get married again (to the same gorgeous man!)

Karen said...

These cakes are nice, but I can only look at so many Mario cakes before I start to get overloaded.

Anonymous said...

@Diana

I dunno... wouldn't the fact that they're, y'know, getting [i]married[/i] kinda imply that they already do have a life? ;)

Surfie said...

OH wow, I LOVE that Vegas cake! I sure wish I had the talent to make cakes like this.

jessica said...

And to think I just had regular 'ol boring wedding cake!

Mellie said...

One of my best friends wanted a geeky cake, picked it out with hubby, only to have her mother come and change the design. I was mad for her, I would have loved to see something like this, rather than the nondescript, white cake she got.
To everyone grumpy about fun wedding cakes: Cake is frivolous to begin with, it's a calorie-laden fun treat. Of all the places to show off your shared interests, your quirks as a couple, and have a little fun, it's probably the best. Choosing a fun cake in no way means that the meaning of the event is diminished. For heaven's sake, not everyone needs to pick cake design #127 from the catalogue, or have the cake which resembled the one from your wedding in 1976 (my friend's mother's perspective). Traditions mindlessly followed don't make the event, be it the color of the wedding gown, the way the reception is hosted, or (horrors to some) an unconventional theme to the event. The relationship between the couple, the friends and family gathered together to show their support, and their future together is ALL that matters. Everything else is, well, cake.

Tima Murrell said...

My 3 yr old son loves this website as much as I do. Thanks for providing us both with entertainment. He said today was his favorite.

Mel said...

Well said Mellie

I love these cakes, so much fun.

Anonymous said...

@Mellie -- Bravo! I couldn't have made that point even a quarter as well (or as eloquently!) as you did.

Cake is fun by its very nature. Embrace it!

Besides, if it holds significance to the celebrant, that's what matters. What difference does it make if it's Mario or Marie Antoinette?

Jaemi said...

I agree with Mellie. While I personally wouldn't have gone this route for my own wedding cake, I totally applaud/support people who celebrate the things that make them unique.

Your wedding day in itself is special, and the cake you choose to mark the day just add to the memories. To be able to flip through your album 10 years from now and say, "Remember ordering this cake? Wasn't that so much fun?" will make the memories even more poignant.

tjbmurph said...

Well said Mellie!

...and for those overloaded on Mario cakes, Cake Wrecks does provide a way for you to send in alternatives...

(getting off soap box now)

Love these cakes!!

Anonymous said...

These are so great-- I'd have done something like this if I thought that DH would've agreed!

As for the detractor(s) today, I suspect they're always this much 'fun,' *ahem* even at parties. Except they don't get asked to very many parties. Please learn to lighten up, or we'll send you a mailbox full of 'Man on the Moon' cakes like the one from the other day. It's just a CAKE, for crying out loud, and people are celebrating a HAPPY DAY with it. Quit going out of your way to spoil it.

Karen said...

Thanks so much for posting these Jen -- I think these are adorable. And to certain other commenters: C'mon, this site is free entertainment. If you can't say something nice....

jillb-ilslp said...

Well put, Mellie!

Alicia said...

Mellie is right, I adore fun wedding cakes because they show the couple's interests. If the interests are nerdy, then they are a nerdy couple and like to show it. There is nothing wrong with that.

My older sister is planning a Star Wars themed wedding and she's planning on putting us in those handmaiden robes from the Phantom Menace-those pretty burnt orange ombre things.

Nerdy, yes. But she and her fiance LOVE Star Wars. It doesn't dimish their love or the seriousness of the occasion or the seriousness of their bond. If anything, it enhances it because they agreed to show off something so uniquely THEM. It's their marriage so they get to do what they want on their wedding day.

JHill said...

The Bowser on the last cake is incredible! So impressive.

Monica said...

I must know--is Tess F.'s Mario holding his hat behind his back? My husband and I were once talking about getting Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine toppers made for our cake since he got me hooked on Monkey Island while we were dating (I also enjoy occasionally calling him Plunder Bunny, but that's because it's hilarious) but decided not to b/c of a. finding someone to do it (I had someone in mind so that wouldn't have been that difficult) and b. Explaining what they meant to everyone. So instead, we got a lovely little cake with blue and peach flowers cascading down the side, and bride and groom rubber duckies on the top. Because I could.

seasix said...

All of the naysayers picking on these cakes for being "inappropriate" for a wedding have obviously never been keyed into the fact that yes, silly nerds get married and no, don't always want WHITE DRESS WHITE FLOWERS WHITE CHAPEL WHITE TIERED CAKE. To those folks I reccomend a trip over to Offbeat Bride, although your heads may explode from the blatantly, cheekily, non-traditional brides there.

http://offbeatbride.com/

Little Lovables said...

wow, these are so amaing!!

Karla Usagi said...

these are so cute. I would do this. :D

Desiree said...

My 8-year old son is playing Mario on the Wii right now. He says these are the only wedding cakes he would ever consider having "if he was ever crazy enough to get married."

Anonymous said...

I applaud anyone who orders a cake that I'd actually REMEMBER-- I can hardly think of what any of them looked like from weddings I've been to over the past 10 years. I can't believe people get so worked up about these things, trying so hard for perfection, because no one cares that much (or ought to, anyway)-- and they forget to leave room for a little bit of JOY in the day! 100 years from now, it won't matter anyway, but I bet these weddings were actually kind of FUN to attend. Can't say that for all of them, you know.

SAM said...

Yosihi!!!

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

:O In my opinion it's only topped by the Stargate cake! That is just so awesome!!!

VillageMom said...

Ahh... that old canard: People who think that cartoon wedding cakes are infantile must not be any fun at parties.

I'm a lamp-shade on my head kind of girl. But I think there's a time and place for everything. I imagine ten years in the future the (hopefully still married) couple will look at photos of their big day and say, "Man, we sure have grown up since then.".

John and Sarah Sperry said...

Amazing!! I LOVE Sunday Sweets!!!

GypsyCat said...

Cute cakes - but if you want elegant wedding cake this - at over $1M is the most elegant you will find I betcha:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/around-town/food-drink/Wedding-Cake-Is-Rich----13-Million-Rich-82459577.html

GypsyCat

Groom2Be said...

Wow. These are amazing!

Beat said...

Aww! So cute! Now we just need a Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose cake, and the geeky-awesome will be complete... Now I have to look for one, eheheh.

If only there was a Bowser and Peach one.... Yeah, I'm one of those fans...

Stellababy said...

Yay! Cake #1 was made at a small bakery in my hometown! They make AMAZING cakes over there.

Dolibesta said...

Those are a lovely set of cakes ^_^

Was the last one going for a remake of this cake:
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/10/sunday-sweets-super-mario-wedding-cake.html ?

Anonymous said...

@ VillageMom-- There's an old canard for that? I thought we were all just inventing one today. Hmm... ;)

jb said...

There are a lot of traditions surrounding weddings that I am personally not fond of, and even so, if I choose to not support someone in their wedding plans, I promise it would have nothing to do with the couple's choice of cake. So I say, do what's right for you, it's your wedding, and if someone doesn't like it, they don't get any dessert! I can always appreciate people who aren't afraid to let their true selves show a bit on important occasions.

The only potential for real tragedy here is if such a cake doesn't taste too great after all the work that was put into it, but I'd certainly be willing to find out. :)

shikishinobi said...

never much of a Mario fan, especially when the franchize went above and beyond the call of duty, but I can still apreciate the mario cakes I have seen about this site. Even if Princess Peach has dyed her hair.

Amy said...

The last cake was made for myself and my groom by Kristen Wiese. She owns www.gimmesomesugaronline.com she did a fantastic job!! She does a lot of celebrity cakes, but believe it or not, she was the most affordable of all of the cake shops in Vegas ;) ~Amy~

cedar chest said...

I am really amazed on how the details of the cake are so accurate. Really paid attention.

Anonymous said...

To Diana and others who criticized the choice of a geeky cake:

To a geek, there is nothing more important than celebrating that which makes you unique. I am a CompSci major (a girl) engaged to another CompSci major and we are ABSOLUTELY going the crazy-unique route for our wedding-- we would rather die than do exactly what everyone else does. Self-expression is the center of our being.

So don't knock the centers of our beings :D

-- abadidea

Isaac A, Jr. said...

Woah these cakes are cool I would have liked to have seen an underwater scene where they kiss style cake that I'm sure would have been just as challenging. Never the less, these are all stellar designs!

Melissa (& Billy) said...

I put down the controller when the Mario Bros. came on the scene, but enough of my friends played it that I more or less know who the major players are. Therefore, I can tell you that these are indeed awesome! I always thought it was so terrible when the game said "Thank you Mario--but our princess is in another castle!" Well looks like he's finally got her. =)

Becky Crider said...

AHHHHHHH!!! I know Tess on Threadless and it is SO cool to see her amazing cake on here, especially since it's not a wreck. :)

Hunter said...

Did you just call a Koopa a turtle?

Tess Laeh said...

I'm Tess F. And I can most certainly say I have a life (a wonderful one in fact) and just because one element of my wedding was fun and geeky does not mean I didn't take me vows seriously. Anyways, it was destroyed within the hour and tasted delish!

I can't remember who asked but I did make the mario hat, and he is holding it behind his back =)

Anonymous said...

So instead of being Princess Peach she's Daisy instead?

Rita said...

Those are amazing! I still love Mario and am so glad we can get the old school games on the Wii.

I love Sunday Sweets!

Disingenuous Mountebank said...

I may be missing something here, and I heart Mario as much as anyone, but isn't "goomba" the same word as they use on the Sopranos to describe the guys' mistresses? Just sayin'...

Bridget said...

I am so excited to see this Sunday Sweet post. My soon to be 6-yr old wants a Mario Cake for his birthday. I always make my sons cake (I'm definitely not a professional) and this helps with more ideas!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

IT'S PETEY PIRANHA!!!!!! I could never play Mariokart but I love the characters XD

avasil said...

how freaking cute are these?! if my brother ever gets married, i'll have to remember to tell his fiance to make one for him. thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

on the one with the custom hair colors...I think it's funny because Peach's hair is blonde and Mario's is brown, but they're switched for the cake to match!!

Anonymous said...

on the one with the custom hair colors...I think it's funny because Peach's hair is blonde and Mario's is brown, but they're switched for the cake to match!!

♥ Tracy ♥ said...

My husband and I went the Super Mario route for our wedding cake... only we RENTED ours!! :D

Check out my blog on the topic here, as well as photos of our cake, and links to the folks who created our wedding day geeky masterpiece:

http://onesaucydish.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/rent-your-cake-and-eat-it-too/

Enjoy!

OSD :)

Sarah said...

I would love to see some World of Warcraft wedding cakes! You can buy figurines made of your WoW characters and I know a few couples who met in WoW and used those as their cake toppers. I'm sure there are some wrecktastic WoW cakes out there too.