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What's a Wreck?

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.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Sunday Sweets: When Mario Marries

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

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Reader Comments (78)

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLove For Obento

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFinnBear

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter12gViolet

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Walsh

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhappygeek

These cakes are very well made.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFencey


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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRusty and Bandit

Those are beautiful. Sigh.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandee

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!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

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?)

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolfjackle

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVillageMom

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

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!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just had a nerd-gasm.

Those were awesome and beautiful cakes.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatty O'Chair

Those are wonderful!

Mario has my heart! :)

Those are so cool!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren


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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSurfie

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMellie

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTima Murrell

Well said Mellie

I love these cakes, so much fun.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

@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?

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaemi

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!!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertjbmurph

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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....

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Well put, Mellie!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjillb-ilslp

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterseasix

wow, these are so amaing!!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarla Usagi

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."

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree

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.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSAM

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

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