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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)

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.".

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVillageMom

Amazing!! I LOVE Sunday Sweets!!!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

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


January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGypsyCat

Wow. These are amazing!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGroom2Be

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...

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeat

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStellababy

Those are a lovely set of cakes ^_^

Was the last one going for a remake of this cake: ?

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDolibesta

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

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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. :)

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjb

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.

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

The last cake was made for myself and my groom by Kristen Wiese. She owns 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~

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercedar chest

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

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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!

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac A, Jr.

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. =)

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

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. :)

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Crider

Did you just call a Koopa a turtle?

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHunter

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 =)

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTess Laeh

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

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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!

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRita

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'...

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDisingenuous Mountebank

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!


January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

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

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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!

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteravasil

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!!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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!!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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:


OSD :)

May 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter♥ Tracy ♥

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.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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