This weekend John and I are at Dragon Con, the massive nerd-fest nirvana of all things glorious and geeky. It's awesome. So like every year, let's celebrate with glorious and geeky cakes!
I thought I'd focus on weddings this year - just to show you guys that geeky elegance IS possible.
(Baker not listed, photo by Trevor & Allison Photography)
Check it out; it's the Bruce Wayne of wedding cakes. Hee.
I'm seeing a lot of split-cake wedding designs lately, and I gotta say: I APPROVE. Some call them a compromise, but really they're just a great way to show your formal and fun sides.
Here's one for you Whovians:
And this one was crazy popular when I posted it on Facebook the other week; apparently you guys love your hidden super heroes!
(By Tier By Tier)
Formal in the front, super hero party in the back!
Ok, enough split designs - let's move on to the wholly geeky:
(By Sweet Element, now closed)
Gotta say, the idea of a Hunger Games-themed wedding cake makes me grin. So long as there are no battles to the death, of course. ;)
And while we're talking questionable wedding examples, how about Game of Thrones?
That scaled "armor" is gorgeous, and the sword topper just works, am I right? Love it.
And now, the most sophisticated geeky groom's cake of all time:
(By Kickshaw Cakes)
That's gold leaf on the silhouette! Stunning.
You guys know my weakness for steampunk, so indulge me on this one:
(By Ciccio Cakes for Steampunk Sugar Geeks)
It's a steampunk oven cake! Wha whaaaa?? SO COOL.
I was especially delighted by this:
See that oven heat gauge? That's from my DIY steampunk gauge post over on Epbot! John and I made the graphic for our own steampunk oven prop... which we never finished. Heh. Anyway, so chuffed to see it on this masterpiece.
One more steampunk beauty:
(By High Five Cakes)
Loooove how all the gears are bursting out the side! Also digging the leather texture up top, and those sweet couple silhouettes framed in the portholes.
I'm a big fan of the white-on-white geek designs: you can "hide" all KINDS of fun stuff this way:
Ok, first: THAT TOPPER. A Wampa (in a bow tie! squee!) with a Taun-Taun? HA! Heck yeah. And then the ships and AT-AT tucked in with the flowers? Brilliant.
Here's a completely different take on the "split" designs:
(By Divine Cakes)
Bursting with geeky goodness! Yes! (How many fandoms can you count?)
And finally, for my fellow Diz Geeks:
Helloooo, drama! I've never seen Cindy's castle done in black and white like this!
And for those of you about to remark that there are no dragons in Fantasyland - anyone remember the time a fire-breathing dragon flew over a press event for New Fantasyland? So bummed that didn't become a regular thing.
The back view:
Those lacy wings! Ah!
Happy Sunday, everyone!