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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: 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'm going to have that theme song in my head all day now...

Those cakes are crazy awesome! But again, I ask, who could bear to cut into such a beautiful piece of work and eat it??

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Davis

A piece of art!

Who would have the hart to cut in this cake :o)

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Hedvig

Wow, I love them!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Yay geekiness in cake form!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Wow. So great! I cannot believe how much I am looking forward to Sundays for these wonderful cakes!!!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Beautiful cakes like this make me appreciate the wrectasticness you feature all the more!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim in saratoga

EEE! I loved the Mario Brothers as a kid! And these cakes are adorable!

Hmm... I wonder if I can comission a Star-Wars themed or Transformers-themed wedding cake from these people...

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenya Starflight

They are great, I still play Super Mario because I have never up graded the console... I love it!! (& I am the parent, not the kid)

And how right about that music, drives me crazy sometimes, particularly the ghost level lol

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGallifrey

Those are GORGEOUS. It takes me back!!!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Wow. Those details on the first one are incredible!

Also they're both adorable. I enjoy them.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbpddjeoomon

Those are AMAZING!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCathi Arnold

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!

....this is why I bake pies and other homey baked goods at a bakery instead of these epic cakes. I don't think I could handle the stress of wedding cakes, or cakes in general anyway z.z

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

Super Maro Bros is the best!! Old school style or the newest 3D versions... it doesn't matter. Either one takes the cake. ;)

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Wow, the detail is amazing! I don't think I would be able to eat that!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShiny Things

i wish i had a cake like that.......

too bad i could never eat it, i'd probably just sit around staring at it the entire time. ><

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstumphed-xx

Those are two of the most fabulous cakes I have ever seen ... I love the LEVELS of the first one ... what a master piece! Love it! I hope they had a sheet cake on the side to cut and eat becuase that bears finding a way to keep it forever!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura ~Peach~

That's AMAZING. I don't think I could have eaten it because it's such a work of art!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterawriterswindow

How many billions of hours did this take? So amazing.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThreeundertwo

My neice, as a matter of fact, just emailed me this picture (2nd one) as an inspiration for their wedding cake (marrying in June 09'). I thought it was a joke.

Guess not...

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe dessert diva

That's awesome!

And I thought *my* wedding was geeky because we played Final Fantasy music while we walked down the aisle...

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

Both those cakes are amazing, but particularly that first one. What a work of art. I'd be curious how much a cake like that would set ya back.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

wowza. Those are just amazing!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChelle

I found those when I was searching for grooms cakes my husband would like for our wedding, that one almost won but we got a wii cake instead since I gave him a Wii the year we got engaged. I do still love the mario cakes though!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGarland

The cakes are awesome, but Mario is more than just nostalgia fodder. He's Nintendo's corporate mascot, and his franchise is alive and well. Heck, Super Mario Kart Wii is currently the #2 best-selling title for that platform (and Mario also shows up in #1, Super Smash Brothers).

The game that came bundled with my Nintendo DS portable - which has since been co-opted by my 4-year-old son - is New Super Mario Brothers, and said 4-year-old loves it. While his enthusiasm for all things Mario is no doubt aided and abetted by parental nostalgia, that wouldn't be enough to sustain it. We even have a Luigi action figure (the Mario ones sold out too quickly for us to get one).

So it's not necessarily nostalgia. The bride and groom could just be present-day, video game enthusiasts. :)

(Oh, and yes, my 4-year-old is allowed to play video games. But we're talking Mario, not Grand Theft Auto! That wreck still makes me cringe!)

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

OH WOW! I had to get my husband over to see that cake! I like Mario but not that much! We bought a Wii and have the new Super Mario Galaxy game. Yeah no kids just us :D

What amazes me more is this is the Bride's cake and not the grooms!


October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZiggyeor

This is great, I'm a big time fan of Mario from back in the days. I shudder to think of how much it costs to commission such a cake. Thanks for posting some of these true works of art (as much as I like to look at your wrecks, sometimes they depress me, so this is a good balance).

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow that is some serious detail there.What an awesome piece of cake art!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSgtSudsWife

Despite my obsession with Mario-themed (and Nintendo-themed) cakes, I had never seen the first one. What a work of art!

Much as I love Mario, I think I'd have to go with a Zelda-themed cake for my wedding. :) I'm definitely a Zeldaholic.

Thanks for the great post! :)

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChibi Kitten

When I saw the title in my RSS aggregator I thought "Oh, this is gonna be awesome" - but I had no idea. When the first cake loaded it made me say "Woooowwww!" out loud, over and over again. That is incredible.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

I think I need to divorce my husband so I can remarry him and have that cake for our new wedding! You know, just like hitting the "restart" button, only in real life.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheri


Awesome beyond words.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

That is w/o a doubt a work of art! Such detailing & coloring. Wow! Bet the couple hated to cut into it!!!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

Wow. The detail on that is mindblowing. The chain chomps! The piranha plants@ The bouncy trees! The green shells and question boxes and bananas! Yoshi and Toad and Luigi (oh my)!
I hope that it's sitting in a temperature-controlled display box somewhere because I can't think of anyone wanting to slice it up.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

wow! those are amazing -- the featured one is a little more playful than the inspiration (and that hard sugar rainbow bridge is incredible!), but nonetheless both are beautiful.

and just think how many other old-school games could be done -- pac man, space invaders, tetris... just need the occasion, a talented baker, and a whole lot of quarters!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermp.

Such a cute looking wedding cake. :D I wouldn't want to eat it it's so nice looking hopefully it tastes as good as it's looks.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstarrypawz

Holy crap that is AMAZING!! Did anybody go look at that guy's website (the first cake). He has even more amazing stuff out there. I sometimes watch those cake shows and I think he is waaaaayy better than that Duff guy!!

Just absolutely beautiful!!!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarol :)

I never tire of seeing Mario wedding cakes. My husband and I and even our children still play the Original Nintendo at least once a week!


October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHyla Waldron

Those cakes are amazing! Like the other commentators I'm not sure I could eat it without feeling guilty for ruining it!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthat girl down south

That first one is my new dream wedding cake.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBonochick

Wow! Amazing and Impressive! Very nice un-Wrecktacular Cakes!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

This would have been totally sweet at our wedding!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhorriblelicenseplates

Most awesome cake EVER!! Totally makes me want to play Mario Brothers 3 on my Wii! (I kick it old school! ;)

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~Amy

Oh wow. LOL, being a huge fan of Nintendo myself, this cake serisouly made my day.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow! I thought Naomi Henderson's Super Mario cupcakes were awesome, but this is unbelievable!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

Well I certainly know a couple of chaps would would welcome such a centre piece, wedding or not.
Best wishes

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Wow. Those cakes are just amazing.

But I'm not sure I could eat any of the former cake. It's too detailed!

Like imagine eating Yoshi. I couldn't.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDru

Fantastic pieces of art!!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlyzzydee

That is amazing! I recently made a Zelda and Link wedding cake topper out of clay (complete with triforce...everywhere) but this cake just makes my heart happy!

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterskatej

The cake on top is amazing! Totally breathtaking!!

The two people must have had a great sense of humor :)

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer and Kami

OMG Those are way to cute!!! As someone who was a teenager when that game came out that song is permanetly ingained into my brain, LOL. Love it

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ellen

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