San Diego Comic-Con is going on right now, but tragically I'm not there, which means I've been obsessively checking my Twitter feed all weekend so I don't miss anything. (It's not easy living vicariously through blurry twitpics of celebrities and great cosplay [and sometimes celebrities IN great cosplay] - but by golly, I'm trying.)
So since I've got major geekery on the brain anyway, I thought I'd focus today's Sweets on - what else? Geek cakes. But more than that, I've decided to feature geeky villain cakes. 'Cuz geeky villains are cool. (It's the outfits, am I right?)
First up, the horniest Loki cupcake you will ever see:
Submitted by Sarae B., made by Nerdache Cakes
I discovered this Tumblr blog a few weeks ago, and just about flipped for all of Ant's nerdy cupcakes. (And she's only 19!) You should click over and check it out - so much geek glee.
It takes a special kind of couple to have a Predator/Alien-themed wedding cake:
Submitted by Kenkire, made by Black Cherry Cake Company
Specifically, a couple who should be friends with me. (Oh, and to whoever decided to put a tiny top hat on the Predator: Bravo. BRA...VO.
I am deeply ashamed to admit that I've never read Dune, but I'm going to assume the giant sandworms fall more on the "villain" side of the spectrum:
Sub'd by Rebecca A., made by Jana's Fun Cakes
(I'm sure you guys will correct me in the comments if I'm wrong.)
Also, this is another wedding cake, if you can believe it. Check out all the tiny teeth!
Now here's a classic villain from my childhood, so I know him well:
It's here to EXTERMINATE your hunger, haha! (Sorry; obligatory Dalek joke.) I like how Dalek dresses are all the rage at conventions now, too. Who knew killer robots wielding bathroom plungers could be so chic?
Speaking of chic, here's the best-dressed villain in today's post:
I have to take a quick break from the villains to show you the best Stargate cake I've ever seen:
WOWZA. Look at all that detail on the gate! And the watery texture on the event horizon! Seriously, this cake is encoding and locking ALL my chevrons, IF ya know whatta mean. (Stargate humor. Heh. Aheh. Heh.)
Ok, back to the bad guys:
Sub'd by Kat B., made by Cake O'Clock
I'd like to thank Cake O'Clock for going easy on the raspberry syrup. Thank you.
And now, perhaps the most iconic villain of all...
Sub'd by Elizabeth A., made by Crazy Cakes
Vader!! Shiny, shiny Vader. Seriously, I have my own Vader helmet at home (don't ask), and it's not half as shiny as this cake. I think this cakes looks better, too. Seriously amazing.
Of course, we can't have Vader (or at least his helmet) without an official Storm Trooper escort:
That, my friends, IS the dessert you're looking for: a life-sized Storm Trooper cake!
Don't believe it's cake? PROOF:
Oooh. Stabbed in the back - that's cold.
We haven't had enough comic book villains yet, so...how about Venom?
Sub'd by Gayle G., made by Chocmocakes
And an adorable stylized Harley Quinn?
I love this style SO MUCH. I only wish they had a matching Joker cake, too!
It's amazing what some bakers can do with just buttercream; check out this Sauron's Eye cake:
Sub'd by Claudia S., made by Emily/ emzstar
"I SEEEE YOU.
"So stop picking your nose. Srsly. That's disgusting."
And every evil disembodied eyeball needs a giant evil tower, right? Right.
This cake - yes, CAKE - was over two feet tall, and set on a One Ring cake base. Look at all the crazy detail in there:
I'm at a loss as to where - and how! - you'd even BEGIN to cut this. Care to weigh in on that, Erin?
Well, that's it for this week's Sweets, guys! So, to those of you enjoying the nerdvana that is Comic-Con right now: have fun! I hate you a little! And to the rest of you: mosey on over to Epbot for some of my favorite pics and video (ESPECIALLY the video - funniest thing I've seen all week) from SDCC - there's plenty there to make your inner geek squeal.
And, as always, if you have a Sweet to nominate then please send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!