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A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

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- Jen

Sunday Sweets: Super Mario Wedding Cake

Who here in my generation doesn't remember the Super Mario brothers? Ah yes, the square controllers, the thumb blisters, that annoying music that played endlessly in your head every night when you were trying to sleep...

Well, two people with those fond memories grew up, found each other, and decided to get married. Then they commissioned this wedding cake:

Gorgeous, no? But the real beauty is in the details; check this out:

That multi-colored ring is the Rainbow Road (I believe from Mario Kart), and it's made of hard sugar candy, like a lollipop.

Look how adorable:

And just crazy detailing:

Lookit the tiny bananas in the road! Ack! I love them!

This masterpiece was created by Beth over at Let Them Eat Cake, and the photos were originally uploaded here.

Interestingly enough, the other Mario-themed wedding cake I was going to feature anyway is the one this couple reference as their own inspiration cake - small world! Here it is:

Too cute, and also with beautifully done details. It was created by Robin at Gateaux Inc, and the photo was originally uploaded here.

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Reader Comments (108)

I remembered the Mario games... i used to dismantle the cartridges and the console. God, I was such a little goblin.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

It is an amazing cake which is 100% edible. I wonder the ingredients for doll. It is only said made of black chocolate cake filled with bittersweet chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream and chocolate mousse not specific. Nice cake and of course delicious..

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwedding ideas

Truly an amazing work of art. I just couldn't allow myself to cut into that! How long did it take them to make that, with such amazing detail?

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlli

That is the coolest wedding cake I have ever seen. Love it!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

that is fricking sweet. i wouldn't have the heart to cut it up though.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercraftygeekmama

Nerd husbands everywhere are being beckoned to the computer & are suddenly interested in Cake Wrecks!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie K

I just found your blog ( linked from CakeJournal) and I find the of "cake wrecks" awesome!
Keep up the good work!

By the way Mario&Co cake is adorable!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTandoori

Wow, that first one especially just totally grabs my eyes and won't let go! I love how you're using Sundays to celebrate incredibly good work.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlisonH

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love Mario!! I wouldn't have the heart to eat them, though.

First time commenter on your blog! I discovered it not too long ago and have read every post you made, which were all hilarious, by the way.

I work at Dairy Queen, so I've seen my fair share of cakes! We had to write something funny on one the other night, and I took a picture on my cell phone for this blog ;) Just going to upload it to my computer someday soon and I'll definitely send it in to you, because I found it hilarious!!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulianne

Wow. I'd almost marry again to if this cake was part of the deal. And it was poisoned so I didn't actually have to go through with married life afterwards.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMongoose

Gorgeous cakes. I saw a guy today with his entire arm tattooed with Super Mario Brothers. What a weird, weird coincidence.


October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarpeDM

These have tottaly made my day! Thank you for posting them!

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs.Bean

Ahh brings back fond memories! The detail is awesome but I would never think of it as a wedding cake! I may have to send you the pictures of my wedding cake. It was put in the back of pickup truck to be delivered to our wedding and they got lost for 2 hours in the 115 degree Phoenix heat! You couldn't tell what it was supposed to look like.

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercorilee

This cake is Super.. Super Awesome! & now that you mentioned it, the songs in my head, haha.

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDanaBelle

A Super Mario Wedding Cake.

That is officially awesome.

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRubyfruit

Yay! Love love love them! I couldn't bear to cut it up either!

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

i totally agree with what marcos and others said. mario isn't all old-school. mario is 100% relevant to adults and children today, especially with the success of the wii and the nintendo DS.

the first cake definitely channels MODERN mario. the sphere in the middle makes me think of super mario galaxy (wii.) the second one (which i've seen on the internet before) harkens to a more retro mario.

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh wow. What gorgeous cakes! Jealousy ensues.

At my wedding in February, hubs and I had the same Princess Peach figurine as the first cake and a diff. Mario figurine as our cake toppers. We wanted to be able to EAT the cake though, mostly because the baker was known for their delicious cakes, so it wasn't Mario themed beyond that.

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Wow. This is pretty damn epic. I'm thoroughly, thoroughly impressed. I'm so jealous of these people with such imagination and detail and the hands to do it!" REL="nofollow">Goji Berries |" REL="nofollow">GoChi

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMurthy

This cake is awesome :D
Keep up the Sunday Sweets, my mum was amazed by the Wall-E cake!

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, I have to agree - why would you ever cut this cake? Even though it does look pretty tasty...

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

LOVE them both! Did you see the Nightmare Before Christmas cake at Let Them Eat Cake??? Gorgeous as well! That's serious artistry - I so would not want to eat it, though, and ruin it!!!

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

We did that, too! Ours was a masterpiece in buttercream! Here's a link:

October 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKayla W

These two are the most awesome cakes I've ever seen. As much as I hate Rainbow Road in the Mario Kart games... :)

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSaara

Oh. My. Goodness. Best cake ever. I'll surely be ordering one when we get married :D

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMyla

Those are amazing!!

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

*checking website* I remember these guys! I saw them on a Food Network competition making a totally awesome and gravity defying Santa Claus cake.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaundelyon

The thumb blisters are all too real for me. Now I've moved on to hand cramps from guitar hero, but still have annoying songs in my head from it constantly. That's some serious talent though! Your blog totally makes me laugh though. Thank you!

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSatisfying my Sweet Tooth

Very good friends of mine got married this May and also had a Mario themed cake - it was STUNNING. In fact, I think their cake may have been made by one of the designers currently posted. I have pictures I'm sending along to the cakewrecks e-mail. Here's hoping you can add them! :)

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

wow! I came across your site yesterday, and it had me rolling all day! Thank you!!

This cake is amazing! I may have a new wedding cake plan... :)

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaylanah

Can't we just shellac them and save this cake????


October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJack

I absolutely love this cake!!
Too bad when it comes to my wedding and I had this cake, I would not be able to eat this!! I wouldn't even let anyone come close to it!

Whomever did this! You rock and I want you to make my Wedding Cake!!!

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

Hi, I admire your blog.

Always enjoy finding hidious cakes.
But I am sooo happy you showed me this awesome cake!

I made a blog entry about this mario cake and your blog today.
Its japanese and I dont think you can read but I thought I should mension you.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermilismilis

I swear, these WILL be my brother's wedding cake whenever he gets married.


October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Absolutely love it!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, don't get me wrong. I'm an absolute Mario freak! I love Super Mario.... but on a wedding cake!?!?!?

That's just too much. Birthday cake... hmmm, yeah. Wedding cake... hmmm, nope.

I do have to say though, hats off to the cake makers... that's a LOT of nice detail. lol

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chill Factor

Love it and love the details!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Hi all! I'm Lizzie (:
I just love the fact the cake maker payed attention to the fact Mario is short and had him stand on a box so Peach could kiss him!

So cute :D I wouldn't have had the heart to eat it! I would probably take a slice and keep it forever lol. Then again, it would probably get mouldy after a while, and seeing Mario's face drop off in a lump of mould isn't a pleasant thought.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

I don't know if this will work, but I came across another Mario cake that isn't a wreck, but it's certainly not up to the par of the top one. [IMG][/IMG]

If that didn't work, here's the original link.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Those are too cute to eat.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

This might make me a huge nerd, but I don't think the first cake is a Super Mario Bros-themed cake, but a Mario Kart cake. (I told you, very nerdy). All of the characters are driving cars and there are other Mario Kart items (the bananas, red and green shells, the blocks with question marks, and bombs with faces and teeth).

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My friend would love this cake!

November 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebelGirl

nice article

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJacob

Oh, wow...those are *seriously* cool!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbadfae

Wow! I'm only 12 and I love the latest Super Mario games!

That is so cool with the MarioKart Rainbow Rd track spiraling down the cake!
Just like these chocolate ornaments my family have bought, I bet that I would have never been able to take one bite because of how cute and awesome it looks!

December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNintendo Freak

Holy poo. Those Super Mario cakes really are very detailed. What a whimsical delight!

Thank you for posting these cakes. Those two bakeries deserve gold stars. Those bakeries sound familiar, too. I wonder where I learned of them at...?

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMina

Oh, how cute! I'll pretend they played the Mario Kart Love Song on the wedding. ;)

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlumlan

Nice one. I found another. And the damn thing moves!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertom

It's a good thing they didn't put "The Princess is in another castle" at the top. . .

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdelheid

My fiance and I looked and looked for cakes. I am not a girly girl but when he first suggested it I was like no I don't think that will work but as life went on and I didn't find anything we finally decided to have a cake like the second one but we are adding 3 more layers a sand, ice and water layer. We are excited and out baker is also she has been wanting to do this cake forever but never had a reason to now she does and she is freaked.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjellybean20037

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