Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Sweets: Geek Wedding Cakes!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hi guys! john (the hubby of Jen) here. Jen asked me to write Sweets this week since she is apparently "busy" doing "everything else." (What? I moderate comments!)

Now, the problem is that today we have thoroughly awesome geek wedding cakes, and I am not, in the strictest sense of the word, a geek. At least, not to the degree which I've married into. However, for your entertainment and enlightenment I will now valiantly attempt to decipher these cakes without the help of Jen OR the interwebs. (May the Shwartz be with me!)


Right then! Our first cake...

...is something steampunky! (Is that a word?) The gears and general awesomeness give it away. I also guarantee that when Jen and I get married again (to each other, I mean), our wedding cake will be something like this.


Oh, good, another easy one:

Submitted by Jess; baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?

Batman and Wonder Woman! Great colors. And I think the bottom tier is... Metropolis? Maybe?


K, now they're getting harder:

Sub'd by Amanda H. and made by Dufflet

Right. The adorable mushroom toppers are from a Mario game, and the cake is decorated in binary. Booyah. Just don't go asking me to translate it. (And if you do, I'll guess it's something like "In geekiness, and in über geekiness, I thee wed.)


Now we're getting old school:


Oh yeah. PacMan and Mrs. PacMan! I missed a lot of my childhood because of those two. And PacMan should always wear a top hat, don't you think?


Look! It's Epcot!

Sub'd by Leah M. and made by Vallum House Cakes

Just kidding. (It's Spaceship Earth) (And no, that actually doesn't ever get old.)

Actually, I know that the thing on the side is an AT-AT because Jen has a baby one on her desk, and I know that Chewy would not be marrying an Ewok. (Though it's adorable on the cake.)


Okay! I'm on a roll! This next one is...um...

Sub'd by Chris M. and made by Pink Cake Box

No clue. I see math and hearts. Is there a video game with math and hearts? No?

(Why is Jen sighing so loudly behind me? And what is xkcd?)


Oh boy, I'm gonna get in trouble for this next one:

Sub'd by Maj G.; baker unknown

Is it... Zelda? Made of Lego? I don't... I never played it, so...

*sigh*

Look, this is harder than it looks, Ok?


Uh-oh..

Made by redpanda19

Oh! Oh! I know this! What is that show called?!? It's on the tip of my mind. It's got Bender and... that cyclops lady... Futurama!

Haha! And I've never even seen it!

Also, that crash-landing into the cake thing is genius.


This one I definitely know:

Cake by Queen of Cakes and topper by Sweet Frost Tops

Portal! Jen and I are actually playing the co-op version now.
(Well, not now now. I'm writing this post now. You get the idea.)

On a side note, I just realized something: If you write "The cake is a lie" on a cake, isn't that statement itself a lie? Technically, the lie is a lie since the cake is a cake.

Aaand now my brain hurts.


Let's wrap this up with one of my favorite cakes of all time, made by a baker who made one of our book tour cakes in Austin:

By Coco Paloma Desserts; photo by Sweet Caroline Photography

Godzilla!

And also a... transformer version of Godzilla?

Ya know, I just realized: I've never seen Godzilla. So Transformer Mrs. Godzilla could totally be in there. Huh.

Here's another angle:

Aaaamazing. Especially when you realize that the 'Zillas are edible. 'Cuz, oh yes, they are.

(And speaking of figures, did you notice the bride is holding the groom? Too funny.)


Well, I hope you enjoyed these geeky wedding Sweets, everyone. And if you have a Sweet of your own you'd like to share, please send it to Sunday Sweets (at) Cake Wrecks (dot) com.

Oh, and have a great Sunday.

I'll be playing Portal.
emilysandlin said...

XKCD cake is the best!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1ST! LOL!

SuBee said...

Thank you John, for explaining these in a way that I (a non-geek) can understand. My daughter is still asleep and, as gifted as she is, could not decipher them for me.
She will absolutely want that "math and hearts" cake for her wedding.
Or maybe her sweet sixteen.

Sabriam - www.edenslittleones.com said...

lmbo! Great job! If we can't have Jen, you make a wonderful substitute : )

Anonymous said...

Cute cakes-wish I understood them better

bozoette said...

I am married to a monster movie expert -- the transformer Godzilla is actually Mechagodzilla, who battled the real Godzilla is a knock-down drag-out destroy Tokyo brawl. At any rate, it's a brilliant cake!

Anonymous said...

I'd say you did a great job guest hosting, John!

Personally I've never played a video game for long before getting the irresistible urge to stop and check my email.

I hope someone can translate the hearts and math cake for us, because while I'm not all that good at it myself, I appreciate an ordinary sentence expressed in computer language.

Sharon

Fixer said...

That xkcd cake is purely amazing!

Ariel S. said...

I believe the bottom tier of the Wonder Woman/ Batman cake is actually Union Terminal, located in Cincinnati, OH. It is now called the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Anonymous said...

The bottom tier on the Batman/Wonder Woman cake it the Justice League HQ. Last seen in comics in DC. That and these cakes are great! XKCD in 3D!

The English Teacher said...

Steampunk!!

Anonymous said...

The XKCD cake is totally made of awesome! I would renew my vows just to have that cake. :)

Heather said...

That may be the comic book Metropolis, but I live in the real Metropolis and I can tell you for sure that it looks nothing at all like that!
www.metropolistourism.com

Haiku Joy said...
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Briony said...

xkcd cake exists. My life is complete.

cc said...

The lie is a lie? This is too philosophical for me at this point in the day. I'll come back for that one after lunch. ;)


wv: fancyter (in best rural accent)-- Them geek cakes look too fancyter eat.

Haiku Joy said...

Sweet pixelation,
Batman! Is that the Hall of
Justice of the Peace?

amanda said...

"Briony said... xkcd cake exists. My life is complete."

x2

John you've done us geeks proud. Well done, thank you.

wv: balsess (see father's day wrecks from a couple days ago)

tjbmurph said...

Every time someone mentions the ATA gene (from Stargate: Atlantis, for those not in the know), I always picture a microscopic AT-AT running amuck and blasting the bejebus out of the pitiful human genes.... but maybe that's just me.


These cakes are nerdvana

(I think I have today's fb status)

Anonymous said...

Huh! I had no idea that Mechagodzilla was a girl!

Doctor Tarr said...

The Portal one would only be cooler if the exit portal was on the side of the cake and they were about to go flying across the room.

The Portal 2 co-op levels are awesome! It's not just the things that "physically" take two people; it's the way the puzzles can be solved by brainstorming.

Bea said...

EPCOT! LOL!!!!

Anonymous said...

The xkcd cake can't be translated. That's the point, there's no equation for love.

tiny p. elephant said...

The godzillas are wearing a top hat and veil too. LOL!!!
I can't believe they are edible. Great photo op of someone munching their heads off.

Sammy said...

OMG!!! I love the star wars cake! Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, CHEWY!

I was about to translate the binary cake, but I couldn't figure out where the numbers started. Aren't I sad?

Leatherdykeuk said...

XKCD for the win!

Nalyd said...

"Lego" Zelda is actually 8-bit Zelda. Its meant to have the blocky look of old style video games.

Thanks for all the great geeky cakes!

Anonymous said...

...isn't that the Death Star?

dnana said...

Isn't the steampunk cake referencing the new Alice in Wonderland movie? no? not a movie buff but something twinged my netdar when I saw it.

I LOLLED when I scrolled to the XKCD cake, a shock to see! I thot I was the only one who knew about it (haha).
Thanks for the Sunday giggles!

WV: paref, as in, 'I'll take a paref those xkcd cakes, thx.'

Pamela said...

The cake with the math and hearts comes from the online webcomic XKCD. Here's the one it's from:

http://xkcd.com/55/

Tricia L said...

Well done, john, well done. You explained everything in a way that those of us who don't know Godzilla from Alf can understand. (I never heard of steampunk until I read it on CW.) Yes, I do know Pacman. And "Star Wars", but only episodes 4-6 due to a major crush on Harrison Ford. I fail at geek.

I must give kudos to the decorator who did the binary cake -- perfectly spaced and painstakenly perfect. Bravo!! (Probably translates to "Why did I agree to do this job?")

Adrienne said...

The PacMan cake is from my friend's wedding! I have many pictures of it!

Ricebubbles said...

I doubt anyone would understand just how much I NEED that XKCD cake... ahh geek love

Karen said...

I was hoping that the binary cake said "love" over and over, but I don't think it does. (Mine and my husband's wedding rings are engraved with :love" in binary.)

mel said...

Wow! Great to see these creative expressions of love! I hope these couples live long and prosper.

Anonymous said...

I want that XKCD cake!!!

Viiriäinen said...

These cakes make me want to get married again, with less pressure to have all the princess-y thingie blingies.

And John, you have successfully upgraded to the next level of geekdom.

But, ahem, *adjusting nerd glasses*, isn't he spelled Chewie with ie?

Gary said...

"I also guarantee that when Jen and I get married again (to each other, I mean), our wedding cake will be something like this."

Huh? What? You're not married any more? When did this happen?

tish said...

The kxcd cake is sooo great, and i love that it is a bakery 20 min from my home!!

Anonymous said...

The zelda cake is actually done is 8bit style...wow now who's waving their geek flag! ;)

The Steampunk cake is gorgeous.

LitBuff said...

Yes, that's the Death Star...glad someone else noticed that. ;) Suz (aka LitBuff)

Melissa H. said...

What scrumptious geekiness! My faves are the the Steampunk (my hubby and I saw The Time Machine together and that would be the perfect anniversary cake) and the DC cake.

Bottom tier of the DC cake features the Hall of Justice.

Kolchak Puggle said...

AHHHH! That PacMan cake is AMAZING!

Jen said...

@ Gary - No, no, we're still married. John just meant when we have a vow renewal/second wedding. See, our wedding was painfully boring, so we often talk about having a do-over. :)

Elizabeth said...

I see that a couple of people said this already, but I think it's hilarious that another war over a round metal shiplike objects may be starting on your blog, so I wanted to chime in to say that that is neither epcot nor spaceship earth, but the death star. Or were you kidding?

Shannon said...

Transformers Godzilla would be Mechagodzilla. My mother has probably watched every Godzilla movie there is, and therefore I have as well.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, cakey geeky goodness! I LOVED the portal and steampunk cakes- two of my current obsessions :)

LynnE65 said...

John, I do enjoy when you "guest host", but I think you lost a few "geek points" in your knowledge today. You've never seen Godzilla movies?? Jen, you need to take care of that. Also the Futurama deficit. (I don't consider it a favorite show, but it can be amusing).
And John, it is definitely time for you start reading XKCD comics!

JennySRP said...

sooo much awesome

~*Jess*~ said...

Ah Spaceship Earth. My favorite ride at Epcot. ;)

Carol said...

I'm not any kind of "geek" but I LOVE the PacMan/Ms.PacMan cake!!!
I played it a lot in the early 80s when there seemed to be a machine almost everywhere. I got to be very good at it, and it was fun to surprise any teenager waiting to play, as I know they figured that I'd only be playing for a minute or so. Even my kids were impressed! I was especially good at Ms. PacMan and still play it whenever I (rarely) find a machine. (I won't say how old I am, but was in my thirties when I first started to play. I can still play a pretty good game!)

Anonymous said...

Second cake, bottom tier - That's clearly Cincinnati, OH. I mean that's Union Terminal right there.

(Yes, this is a joke because there is a rumor that the Hall of Justice was based on Union Terminal - http://boingboing.net/2009/03/25/inspiration-for-supe.html)

Isolder74 said...

Cool. I just finished making a Stargate cake.

John, are you trying to get the Death Star to blast you? Can I be on a different planet first?


These cakes today are just cool. Awesome incarnate but I think the Portal cake seems to be trying to divide by 0.

jilltanith said...

Isn't the steam punk cake from Girl Genius?

Emily said...

@John I know I'm going to regret this, but were you kidding when said that the Death Star was Spaceship Earth?

Anonymous said...

an AT-AT walker on a wedding cake!! dang, I may just have to get married to get me one of those...are you allowed to have wedding cake without a wedding cause that would be EPIC WIN. (sigh)

-Barbara Anne

Aliza said...

Oh, this is so perfect-- I just left browsing the xkcd comics to check out today's sweets!

That wonderful cake (I absolutely love it!) was likely inspired by this comic: http://xkcd.com/55/

The binary one is my 0010 favourite. (I pity that poor decorator who had to painstakingly cover it with 1s and 0s! They did a fab job)

Never seen Futurama, but the collision is adorable. And I'm hopeless with most computer games (gave up due to pac man, in fact), but I did love lego as a kid. (ooo, a snood or tetris or tesserae or spider solitaire or angry birds cake would be cool... those are games even I can play!)

Always love Sunday Sweets, especially when the cake make me smile :)

Anonymous said...

Steampunk Cake: I love the colors and detail!

Batman & Wonder Woman: I would agree on the bottom tier being the Hall of Justice from Superfriends

"Mushroom cake": No-one brought up the fact that the green mushroom is a 1-up mushroom and the blue one is a mini-mushroom (shrinks Mario to mini-Mario)

Pac-Man : Can you name the ghosts? Blinky (red), Pinky (pink duh), Inky (Blue) and Clyde (Orange)

Star Wars: Yes it's the Death Star. I would guess that the layers represent each of the 3 movies. (the original three) The first layer would be the "first" movie since it has a completed Death Star. The second layer would be Hoth from Empire. The Third would be Endor from Return. (BTW: Chewie was originally supposed to be from Endor until he came up with the Ewoks)

XKCD: i loose geek points on this one, but I'll have to check it out

Zelda: Yes 8-bit Link and Zelda. I love the little Tri-Force above them

Futurama: YAY! Bender, Hermes, Amy, Prof. Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Nibbler, Leela, and Fry. Perfect landing.

Portal: so they are jumping down into the portal on the bottom and popping up through the portal on the top. (brain not trying to reason cake = lie)

Godzilla: I love how Mechagodzilla is "Wrecking" the cake.

OK my geekiness is subsided.... a great try but let Jen handle the geeky cakes. Or you could both post on those, you could guess first :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that my brother and his wife have been married for several years now, or he'd be having an utter fit trying to find someone to replicate the Godzilla (Gojira) cake!


WV: Verpla. "The verpla blade went 'snicker-snack' . . ."
(Come on, give me some slack, OK?)

Marnie said...

John, I don't get the math and hearts either. But...I do love the idea of a big strong Wookie falling in love with a little short Ewok. And the old-school Zelda is great! Years ago a friend's kids gave me thier old Super NES when they got the next thing (gamecube?). The first game I played on it was Legend of Zelda. I still feel regret that I played it all the way to the last level and never beat the final level. :-( Great post!

Caprice said...

I love, love, LOVE the first cake! I don't think I could eat it though. I think I might just put it on my mantle and leave it there till it rots.

calissta7 said...

especially since chewie's already married (mallatobuk) and has a son (lumpawarump)..... aaaand now i feel geeky again, so thank you. :).

ninja dude 11 said...

I plan on playing portal as well ! Achievement unlocked wreckie

Common Nonsense said...

Oh no! The Portal bride and groom aren't wearing Long-Fall Boots! They're going to hurt themselves. :C

Also, I have no plans to get married ever, but that xkcd cake makes a hell of an argument for it.

cal said...

Love, Love, LOVE! the Godzilla cake. When my boys were little, they played with Godzilla and Mechagodzilla toys that look just like those, so I thought the figures by the cake were plastic. Imagine my glee to find out they are real! And the fact that Mecha-G is demolishing the cake is so inspired. Great job today!

Wendy said...

Jen is AWESOME for having an AT-AT (Imperial Walker from The Empire Strikes Back) on her desk! Star Wars is my favorite thing....guess that makes me a geek, but that's ok!

Phoenix said...

Oh wow. Oh. WOW! I LOVE that xkcd cake!! *jawdrop* Love it, I say! I hope Randall saw it!

Chrystalline said...

Eeee, Zelda 1! I still remember how excited I was to have finally saved enough for those cartridges, even though I only ever finished Zelda 2.

Also, c'mon, link the right one on XKCD: http://www.xkcd.com/55/

<3 <3 <3

Jeska said...

XKCD: A webcomic [for] romance, sarcasm, math, and language [geeks].

If you're new readers, you'll want to know two things:

1. Every comic has an alt-text (side note, extra punchline, random fact), which you find by hovering your mouse over the actual comic until a text box shows up.

2. Use the random button. It's fun.

Enjoy!

jillb-ilslp said...

EPCOT...Metropolis...and probably several more "faux pas" that are over my head! You are either a glutton for punishment or one who simply gets devious passive-aggressive pleasure from messing with people. You crack me up!

Kate said...

I love xkcd!!!!
That is an /awesome/ cake!
18th birthday cake idea??? I think so!

jesseheap said...

As a closest geek and husband of the owner of Pink Cake Box, I was blown away how popular the XKCD cake has become. Anne has done all sorts of crazy/unique cakes over the years and the response to the XKCD cake has BY FAR has exceeded all other cakes in her portfolio.

For those that want more information, here is the post:

http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/xkcd-comic-wedding-cake-2010-09-05.htm

Anonymous said...

I thought that ball on top of the star wars cake was the death star. But I'm admittedly not a geek, so I'm probably wrong.

Connie Moreno said...

Those were AWESOME! As was your commentary, LOL! I love, love, love the Godzilla cake! Makes me want to get married - gotta meet a suitable man first, LOL. I think I'll share this on my blog.

Fluffy Cow said...

Oh... hi.

I was just in here to point and laugh at everyone who felt the need to make a correction about Epcot.

Yeah... I'll just move along now.

Arlene said...

Ahh I love that cake is a lie lmao. Would eat it anyway and enjoy it mwhahahaha. All of them are way too cute especially the Star Wars one.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe someone ruined a perfectly good cake with that terrible webcomic.

My Husband Is Wrong said...

My wedding cake made it onto Cake Wrecks, my life is complete! It was definitely worth barely anyone at the wedding understanding the cake for it to be on Cake Wrecks lol!

I hope you're loving Portal 2! Now you can settle all marital disagreements with a game of paper, scissors, rock! ;)

Anonymous said...

If you write "The cake is a lie" on a cake, isn't that statement itself a lie? Technically, the lie is a lie since the cake is a cake.

Paradox time.

THIS. SENTENCE. IS. FALSE. Don'tthinkaboutitdon'tthinkaboutitdon'tthinkaboutit....

Craig said...

Parsing the binary on cake 3 requires knowing where the start bit is. Since there is no beginning or end to a ring, there is no start bit. Meanwhile, Mario gets an extra life, but he also gets smaller. Moving right along...

Since "The cake is a lie" is part of the cake, the statement must be a lie as well. Therefore, the cake is true and the statement is a paradox. Like the statement, "there is no absolute truth." To which I reply, "are you absolutely sure?"

John was 'speaking' in the post, but down at the bottom is the usual 'posted by Jen'. What does it all mean?!

Kate Halleron said...

I found it very sad that John's never seen a Godzilla movie.

For some reason, I always watch Godzilla whenever I have the flu. Japanese comfort food?

syd said...

spaceship earth? my soul just doed a little bit

Monika said...

My cake made it onto Sunday Sweets! This made my day (week . . . year!) And if Jen and John ever do renew their vows, I will fly to them and make them a Steampunk wedding cake!!

Anonymous said...

I hope John was trying to be funny when he called the Death Star, Space Ship Earth. Even if it was just to see how many people would comment on it, still not funny.

Winona said...

Yay, the Portal cake belongs to an Aussie pal of mine!

(Captcha: fedsh, which sounds like a drunk person slurring "fetish")

min said...

Well done, John! Anyone who uses the Schwartz has all the geek points he needs.

Janus said...

The last one is Godzilla and MechaGodzilla.

Jeremy said...

Hey, that's my wedding cake!

I gotta give credit where it's due: the Futurama cake was made by the fine folks at the Blue Cake Company in Little Rock, Arkansas. They took our design and created a spectacular centerpiece for our big day!

jbrecken said...

I'm imagining that the family and friends of the lady in the last one were accusing her of becoming a "Bridezilla," and she just embraced the idea and made it hers.

Anonymous said...

these cakes are great, but the detail i love the most is the top of the mario/code cake. looks like the baker just took and knife or little spatula and made those impressions under the characters. what a simple, beautiful way to add a little decor to the top of a tier.

amy

Muse said...

I can't believe there were no bridezilla jokes made in this post...

Anonymous said...

WV: flypo - the typo made when one is typing really, really, really fast!

And I love the Futurama crash/cake - and I don't even watch the show, either, John H-O-J! Great job on explaining everything, friend.

Merry from Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

Geraldine said...

Nice Cake! looking one piece for this on my wedding day!

Anonymous said...

Not knowing what that binary code spells out is makin me crazy! lol

ValentineBlacker said...

I was about to say that I have that same Mechagodzilla toy sitting on my desk, until you said it was cake.

(Also, he's the NEW Mechagodzilla, also known as Kiryu, from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS. He has an attractive lady pilot and an Ultimate Zero Cannon in his chest.)

Kaitlyn said...

John got broken by the paradox. he's smarter than Wheatley!!

anyone? anyone remember that part?

Carrietastic said...

Watch Futurama. You will seriously LOVE it. I'd bet large sums of money on it. You're a fun-loving geek... how could you not love Futurama? It's really, really fantastic.

Liss said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE these cakes! I SO want the binary-mario one or the XKCD one at my wedding!

Anonymous said...

The bottom tier of the Batman/Wonder Woman cake is the Hall of Justice from Superfriends. Gawd, I'm such a geek...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_Justice_%28comics%29

Music to Food said...

My friend told me ...
"For the record (and because the blog writer didn't know), the bottom tier of the Batman/Wonder Woman cake is the Hall of Justice from Superfriends. Gawd, I'm such a geek..."

I squeeled at the binary cake and then the pac man...
Then I nearly fell out of my chair with the XKCD one. I'm so glad to see other fans enjoyed it as much as I did. :)

Anonymous said...

OK. So he did a good job on everything...BUT...the Star Wars cake...try again...it's not "Spaceship Earth"...that is the Death Star in Star Wars...but pretty good on the other parts of the cake :)

Thomas ten Cate said...

If there really is any meaning to the binary, it's certainly not 8-bits ASCII. The following Python script cycles through all 8 possible "starting points" for bytes and prints the ASCII equivalent of each. Nothing but gibberish comes out. It's no better in 7 bits, either.

My guess is it's random, and from the looks of it, probably a human random generator too. I wrote down 390 bits, so you'd expect at least a handful of strings of five ones, but there are none.

#!/usr/bin/env python

cake = [
'0001100111101100001100111110',
'001101011101100110110011101110',
'1100110011001101110110011011',
'110110111011010110110101011100111010110111011010111100001',
'1100110111011011011011101101110',
'011001100010011101010101010101',
'0111010110011011011001110011010',
'0110110111011101101110110100011110011101010111000',
'0110110101101100101100111011011101',
'11001101101110001110011101101011010110',
'1011011101010101110110111011011011',
]

for line in cake:
for drop in range(0, 8):
cropped = line[drop:]
cropped = cropped[:len(cropped) / 8 * 8]
for i in range(0, len(cropped), 8):
char = chr(int(cropped[i:i+8], 2))
if char >= ' ':
print char,
else:
print '?',
print
print

Bill M. said...

These cakes are amazing! What on earth are they doing on a "Cake Wrecks" website?


"And I think the bottom tier is... Metropolis? Maybe?"

Looks more like the Hall of Justice. I used to watch the Super Friends cartoon show as a kid.


"Look! It's Epcot!"

This makes me wonder if Epcot center will look like the Deathstar after it grays with age.


"No clue. I see math and hearts."

Others here have already given the link to the comic strip that inspired this. You could read one of these as "What is the root of love?", another as "What is the identity of love?" and so on. Regardless, it seems that the underlying joke here is "our normal way of finding answers [using mathematical operations] doesn't work for us when we try to examine love."


"Is it... Zelda? Made of Lego?"

No, it's different Nintendo game characters (Link, Zelda, and the Super Mario Brothers mushroom) intentionally made to look like the old, lower-resolution (8-bit) video games. This is how they originally looked compared to today's standards.


"Portal! Jen and I are actually playing the co-op version now."

Hmm, I thought it was a reference to Logan's Run when I first saw it.

Sarah3lizabeth said...

The math and hearts one is XKCD, I think.

Debra Weite said...

Just in case no one told you yet, the one with the stick figures and the equations on it is actually a physics joke. =) it's really funny to math nerds.

Good2bQueen said...

Wow! That xkcd cake is the best wedding cake E.V.E.R. - bar none. My DH is a mathematician, and I am not joking you, when he and I first got together, I found a whole sheet of equations he once created to try to figure out why his ex-girlfriend dumped him. I love that man!

Marcos said...

A few weeks late to the party, but the bottom tier in the Batman/Wonder Woman cake is definitely the Hall of Justice, first seen on Super Friends but later back-ported into the Justice League comics that the show was loosely based on (and the rather more-faithful Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons on Cartoon Network).