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Celebrate, Don’t Exterminate: Life-Sized Dalek Wedding Cakes

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If you’re getting hitched and want to do it in style, then you might consider breaking from the usual themes and traditions and going for something really loud and bold instead. And if you happen to be a Whovian, then what better way to celebrate than to make some of the Doctor’s worst enemies a part of your party?

Daleks. I’m talking about life-sized Dalek cakes, like the ones a couple had Dinkeydoodle Designs make. One Dalek was the groom (cute tophat!) while the other one was the bride (it wouldn’t have been the bride without the veil.)

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This Animated Video Game Wedding Cake Takes the Cake

At first glance, this cake looks pretty plain and ordinary. It’s the cake that bakers bake by default for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries: white, tiered, with minimal frosting. But this particular one by Meals for Reals in cooperation with Posh Entertainment is by no means one of those typical cakes. Because plain as it may be in broad daylight, it’s transformed into a canvas when the lights are out.

In this particular instance, the couple chose to project a montage of video games and how they’re played, including Donkey Kong and a bunch of classic arcade games. If video games aren’t your thing, then you could maybe have videos of how the proposal went down or something to that end.

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DIY: Indiana Jones Monkey Brain Cake

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There are very few scenes as memorable as that one where they eat monkey brain in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Well… maybe also the scene where that girl sticks her arm in a hole full of bugs. Or maybe these scenes resonate with this generation because we watched the movie when young and impressionable. Whatever the case, you too can eat brains off a monkey, if only in cake form (you can do it for real too, we suppose, but that’s just, like, gross, man…). There’s a lot of work involved in the making, but there’s a link to a pretty detailed Instructables at the bottom. Halloween is just around the corner, you know…

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This Chalkboard Cake and Chalk are Both Edible

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This definitely takes the cake. Frankly, it takes cakes to the next level. I mean, where else will you see a chalkboard-inspired cake that you can actually write on, with edible chalk?

So the chalk isn’t actual chalk and the layer covering the cake isn’t what covers actual chalkboards either. Rather, that’s just black fondant with powdered sugar dusted all over covering the cake underneath, while the chalk is made using white candy melts. It makes for a pretty cool and awesome illusion, doesn’t it?

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Jupiter Cake Puts The Yum In Nerdalicious

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See? That’s an awful headline. Why? Because it doesn’t make sense. But at the same time, you get the idea. Right?… Anyway, the cake you’re looking at is Cakecrumb’s rendition of Jupiter. We like it because as geeks we’ve found that we’re fond of all things science (as well as tech), so we tend to look up at the skies occasionally, and we read space exploration news when they become available. And while this doesn’t count as space exploration, it does count as a delicious looking reminder that the little rock we inhabit has cousins that are as beautiful to look at as they are inhospitable to life. The multiple layers you see represent a theoretical “core comprised mostly of rock and ice… surrounded by a layer liquid metallic hydrogen, and the outer layer is composed of molecular hydrogen.”

We’ve posted about Cakebrumb’s geeky cakes once before, and we’re sort of starting to become fans. And yes, she does take on commissions, so if you’re really into it, she could make you one.

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Super Mario Bros. Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

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With modern cake-making methods, you can do pretty much anything. We’re rather fond of DeviantArt user Cakecrumb’s design, pictured above. It’s not a random assortment of images from the game, but rather an accurate depiction of some levels.

The cake aims to be a level-accurate depiction of levels 2.1 and 2.2. I chose those levels as it allowed me the variety to depict three different ‘places’ on tiers that could be joined relative to one another.

The cake took about 5 days to finish. There was a lot more detail than I expected. Everything from the stripes on the pipes to the embossing of the stones took a lot of time. Everything is hand cut, mostly with a craft knife, and either embossed or painted (with edible ink) to add the details. It’s all fondant or marzipan, save for the coral and the waves, which are piped from royal icing.

Of course, this was a one-off and it’s not being sold anywhere. Maybe you can contact Cakecrumb and inquire how much this would cost you, since the user does take on commissioned work.

Hit the link below for a ton more pictures.

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iPhone Cake Pan Will Produce An Obsolete Cake

If you’re going to go to the trouble of making an iPhone-shaped cake, it’s because the person it’s intended for probably really likes Apple. Yeah, you know the type. The fanboy, the one who camps out days in advance whenever an iPhone launches, and who has all kinds of answers to every valid criticism of an Apple product that’s thrown at him. He’s… an Apple snob. So, you know what, the above cake mold is very likely to product a cake that will leave him disappointed. Because, you see, that’s not an iPhone 5 cake: there are only four rows of icons. He will eat it, and smile, but deep inside he’ll be thinking that if only you’d done your research you’d be eating the latest generation Apple cake. Geez.

No, we’re kidding. People like that don’t exist. Right? Right.

It’s about $15 (€12).

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