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CONTEST: See Your Idea Become a Geeky Cake of the Week!

UPDATE: Wow, what an absolute onslaught of great ideas. Melissa, Jen, and I put serious time and consideration into selecting a winner.  Seriously.  There were spreadsheets.

Anyway, as the Highlander says: There can be only one.  And that’s Kari (#30), with her tiered wedding cake of various geek themes, topped by Princess Leia and a resourceful Captain Kirk.  Congratulations, Kari, and thanks to everyone for your awesome suggestions!

Melissa has already started designing the cake… we’ll let you know when there’s, you know… more to know! (END UPDATE)

Professional cake artisan Melissa Capyk of Wild Cakes, Jen of the illustrious Cake Wrecks blog, and I are running a contest for you geeky ninjas of creativity who think you can design the ultimate geeky cake.

Max Rebo Star Wars Cake
The original awesome Star Wars cake featured here on GWS

Through April 30, leave a comment on this post suggesting a subject for a kick-ass geeky cake. Melissa, Jen, and I–as the democratically self-selected experts in this realm–will select a winner based on the awesomeness, geekiness, and feasibility of the idea.

Melissa of Wild Cakes will create an actual cake based on the winning idea.  The cake will be featured* on both Great White Snark (in a “Geeky Cake of the Week” post, of course) and on the mega-popular Cake Wrecks blog.

How’s that for bragging rights?  Your name (and geeky cake idea come-to-life!) in lights. Or… in brightly-lit pixels. Whatever.  But I know you’re not in it for the glory.  It’s all about bestowing an amazing, confectionery geek tribute upon the world, right? Right?

The winner shall also receive a custom t-shirt based on their cake design, a copy of Melissa’s design sketch, and a signed copy of a photo of the finished cake.  Because we’re all interested in supplementing your steadily-growing collection of cake t-shirts and photos.

And if you live in Ontario, Canada, I bet Melissa might even be open to giving you the cake.  (Unfortunately, UPS has yet to design a box and shipping method that caters to the successful long-distance delivery of custom cakes.)

You can submit as many ideas as you like, but that won’t increase your odds of winning unless all of your ideas collectively stockpile more geeky goodness than one-hundred quips from Captain Tightpants on a good hair day.

Be as general or as specific as you’d like.  If you need more than a couple of paragraphs to describe your idea or are actually moved to sketch up a diagram, you can send supplementary details to Melissa at contest_@_wildcakes.ca via emailing machine.  Just make sure you leave a comment on this post and reference your comment username in the email.

Full rules available on Melissa’s cake blog.  You have until April 30… have at it!

* You know… assuming Melissa doesn’t let us down with the final product. Which she won’t.

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135 comments… add one
  • A Capyk April 15, 2009, 5:33 am

    cleaaarly in the spirit of this summer’s huge blockbuster movie (and my favourite show of all time) you should make an Optimus Prime Cake..

  • Wild Cakes April 15, 2009, 5:56 am

    Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

  • Juan Carlo April 15, 2009, 7:30 am

    Ok, now THIS is an original contest! Ok, here are some ideas:

    1.- The pirate, the ninja and the zombie finally make truce and have a cool birthday party.

    2.- Has anyone ever tried an X-WING ENTERPRISE in any form? Why not in cake form? And is that blasphemy?

    3.- Never seen a Bantha cake… with a Sand Person on top…

    4.- How about Agent Smith being slammed by Neo? On a Matrix background? :)

    5.- I dare anyone to make a cake from all things inter-geek oriented: Twitter, Flickr, Gmail and such.

    6.- Leia’s legendary metal bikini!

    7.- Some variation on Firefox! (Anything but the logo…)

    8.- And the last one: what, no love for Great White Snark? :)

    Yes, I got a little carried away. Yes, I know flattery might not get me anywhere. But I totally see all these cakes happening. If I don’t win, I hope they do get done someday!

  • Kerry April 15, 2009, 9:43 am

    Do a Golden Snitch cake, like the one Mrs. Weasley makes for Harry Potter on his 17th birthday. Maybe they’d even hire you to recreate it for the 7th movie.

  • Caroline April 15, 2009, 10:56 am


    – Picture this: A haphazard pile of Tribbles, all furry and cute… But wait! In the middle, fighting for his life, with hand to the sky reaching and pained expression so well known to his fans…its… its… Captain Kirk! “Save me! For the love of God!”. there could also be optional supporting cast members also battling at various angles with expressions of turmoil…

    – Indy’s hat, complete with “battle scars”, his well-worn whip laying on the brim. Spilling from under one side of the brim… is that Aztec gold?

    – Han Solo when he was entombed in metal! (See Star Wars for proper visual image)

    – A red swingline stapler sitting neatly on top of a bashed to bits fax machine, a la Office Space.

  • nickolai April 15, 2009, 11:42 am

    Related to your recent giveaway, I that that Yellow Bastard from Sin City would make a delicious cake.

    Would also love to see a crossover cake, showing an Imperial Star Destroyer in battle with a Clingon Bird of Prey.

  • drc April 15, 2009, 11:54 am

    In the spirit of Twitter, you should definitely do one of the Twitter Whale. You know, the one you get when Twitter is overloaded.

  • Kim April 15, 2009, 12:02 pm

    Hello, I came over from Twitter! How about a laptop opened to CakeWrecks? With a fabulous Wreck on the screen? I can see it in my mind’s eye…………………

  • Laura April 15, 2009, 1:02 pm
  • Felicia April 15, 2009, 2:43 pm

    A Legend of Zelda cake would be SAH-weet! You could do Link, Zelda, Ganon, or you could even do the Triforce. . . but there’s so much more you could do, too. The Master Sword, Link’s shield, faeries, Gorons, Zoras. . . I could go on for days. :]

  • Sara April 15, 2009, 2:53 pm

    I’m a huge fan of the “old school” cakes….like the ones that feature Saturday morning cartoons circa 1980 (Snorks, Wuzzles, Gummy Bears) but if I could have the ultimate geek cake, it would have to be Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang…specifically, the car in full flying form with it’s wings out, seated inside are the kids, Jeremy and Jemima, and Truly Scrumptious and Caractacus Potts in full doll attire (as they dressed to perform for the king). And somewhere lurking below, the Kid Catcher (who still scares me!). Toot-sweets should also be incorporated, somehow.

  • Ginger April 15, 2009, 4:03 pm

    A “Labyrinth” cake. David Bowie needs a tribute in fondant.

  • MORS April 15, 2009, 4:41 pm

    cobra commander in the bubble pod. has to have a clenched fist and the mirrored battle helmet!

    or the statue of liberty with the joes fighting cobra from the epic gi joe movie opening sequence

  • Christy April 15, 2009, 7:30 pm

    Comic geek themed perhaps?

    How about Ben Edlund’s The Tick vs. Chris Hastings’ Dr. McNinja? I have visions of the Tick with a straw trying to suck blood from Dr. McNinja. Dan McNinja could be on fire in the background with Arthur drawn to the flame. Ok that might be a little too far, but fun to think about.

    It’s kind of like one of those classic who’d win in a fight arguments, Superman or…

    My 4 yo would like an Okami cake, though, which would have to be beautiful and completely stylized with watercolor.

  • Christy April 15, 2009, 7:32 pm

    Ok I have another ultimate geek cake – house of Magic the Gathering or Pokemon cards. The potential is endless.

  • Marie April 16, 2009, 2:37 pm

    Anything from the “increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy”. Maybe a 3D representation of the smiling planet logo? some white mice? the number 42?a Ford Prefect (the car lol)? dolphins? the house being bulldozed with Arthur in the mud in his slippers?

  • Tamara April 16, 2009, 5:36 pm

    1. bust of the Terminator one side is Arnold one is cyborg (either front/back or left/right)

    2. VF-1 Valkyrie (Robotech Defense Force Veritech Fighter)

    I’m sure I’ll come up with more….as a cake decorating instructor and fellow geekster, cheers

  • Kris H April 16, 2009, 10:39 pm

    I tried to narrow it down to one idea but just couldn’t seem to!

    1. “The world-wide web” a sphere-shaped cake done up as a globe, and then covered in a spider web (possibly royal icing or finely extruded fondant) On top, a spider done up in the colours of google (Blue, red, yellow, blue, green and red)

    2. A 3D apple with the Pi symbol on the front

    3. A plaque or doormat that reads: “ Sweet”

    4. The Back to the Future DeLorean with flames behind it

    5. The Duck Hunt duck, done blocky like the pixellation on the box

    6. Commander Data from Star Trek, his head (or maybe just half his face?)with his control panel in his hair removed to show his neural nets. This one would be my absolute favourite to see done!

  • Kris H April 16, 2009, 10:41 pm

    Just want to correct my #3. That should be “ Sweet

  • Danielle April 17, 2009, 10:24 am

    I’d love to see a Q*bert cake. I loved that game! And I’m thinking for one of my geek friends to attempt this for him. Would love to see a professional whip one out.

  • Zita Hildebrandt April 17, 2009, 11:29 am

    A cake of Bill Gates circa 1980 would be really geeky, don’t you think? Pocket protector a must. Google for a pic of the cover of Time, April 1984 for inspiration.


  • Bryan Francis April 17, 2009, 3:00 pm

    a cake of the marvel civil war IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA: CASUALTIES OF WAR #1 with the captain america cover with a beaten up cap standing over a defeated iron man about to deliver a finishing blow. because cap was right about the superhuman registration act. it would also be a good tribute to his death.

  • Bryan Francis April 17, 2009, 3:03 pm

    i would also suggest a cake with all five star trek captains
    maybe a some sort of lego or family guy star wars cake would be cool too

  • Jadashay April 18, 2009, 9:54 am

    I would love to see a cake made to look like the popcorn exploding out of the house in Real Genius.

  • Paul Aboud April 18, 2009, 3:36 pm
  • Inez April 19, 2009, 6:53 am

    An AD&D character sheet, complete with sketch of impossibly fabulous character, awesome THACO, some 4-, 8-, 12-, and 20-sided dice in multiple colors (for trading out), a sprinking of Cheetos and Smarties, and at least one Mountain Dew empty…..

  • anam April 19, 2009, 7:00 am

    I would love to see a collapsed dna structure cake – like a strand of DNA thats fallen down…

    my friend made a cake that was the solar system – complete with clear plastic spacers between each planet – it rocked :)

  • Ashley W April 19, 2009, 7:09 am

    I would love to see a Katamari Damancy cake – perhaps one with a bunch of the other geeky suggestions rolled up into the Prince’s ball!

  • Kim K. April 19, 2009, 7:22 am
  • Kari April 19, 2009, 7:40 am

    I love this contest!

    You would know someone was an ultimate geek if they celebrated their wedding with a geeky cake ~ and what if that wedding had a Trekkie getting married to a Star Wars geek ~ a true Romeo and Juliet story of today.

    Picture this: A Federation officer and Princess Leia-esque, bride/groom cake toppers, who struggled to get to top tier through their family and friends who have been at war for geekdom superiority for decades ~ as seen on each of the lower tiers.


    A wedding cake that has each tier adorned with a different geeky theme: Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons….
    But what’s this?!?! – the Princess Leia from the design in the Star Wars tier seems to have pulled herself out of the frosting and has climbed to the top of the cake – you can see it by her footprints in the other tiers and follow them right up to the top…and who is that she’s standing with? Is that Captain Kirk? It is! you can see the depression in the Star Trek tier from where he once was and follow his tracks up to the top as well!

    These cakes show us that true love and true geek-ery can conquer all ~ even interests in opposing geeky genres.

    May the force prosper with them for a long time!

  • Danielle April 19, 2009, 7:55 am

    I think my generation and its true king can be summed up in two words. Joss Whedon.

    I’m either seeing just his head…

    Or if you want to be more normal about it, perhaps a cake featuring some people from Buffy, Firefly and Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. I see a wedding cake with a layer with Buffy characters and so on.

  • Erica Henkin April 19, 2009, 7:59 am

    I’ve got it! Of course the geekiest ( is that a word???) cake would have to be a “Revenge of the Nerds” cakes. How much geekier (again, a word?) can you get?!

  • Alia April 19, 2009, 8:35 am

    How about a Beholder Cake?

    You could use cupcakes for the eyestalks.

    Or how about a Serenity cake?

  • Beckyzoole April 19, 2009, 8:42 am

    I’ve gotta say, Kris H.’s suggestion of a spherical world wide web cake just… takes the cake! I wouldn’t want a spider on it, though.

    I think it should be a spherical WWW cake, covered with “web”, with continents that are actually websites! Like XKCD’s map of online communities:

    (You would have to add Cake Wrecks to this one, prominently, in the shape of a baby riding a carrot.)

  • JR April 19, 2009, 8:53 am

    Well since Wil Wheaton was just elected the Secretary of Geek Affairs by the people of the internets (and Paul and Storm), I think the best geeky cake would have to include the amazing logo that Len Peralta created for the office. You can see a picture of the logo here: http://www.paulandstorm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/doga_seal.jpg

  • Blue Canary April 19, 2009, 9:03 am

    How about an ultimate D&D cake? No, not a whole crapload of characters hanging about, but the battle map grid. Basically, it’s like a big piece of graph paper, with 1″ x 1″ squares (or scaled otherwise to fit the cake). Different colored lines could map out the location (drawn on with airbrush, perhaps?) while a few miniatures (or dice, whichever’s more feasable) are positioned in battle. (If the miniature option is taken, then have one or two lying on its side showing that it’s defeated.) Also on the cake would be a few 20 sided dice, various sides face up; other dice, probably including the 4, 6, and 8 sided ones; maybe a character sheet with a pencil; maybe markers, ready to draw out more lines; geek snacks like pocky, chips, cans of soda (Mountain Dew and various energy drinks a must), pizza, etc; and a DM screen along one side.

    I’ll probably have more ideas later.

  • Dawn April 19, 2009, 9:08 am

    *A die pouch with various dice spilling out of it, everything from d6 to d20s. All this sitting on a stack of character sheets and various rule books from one of the many pencil and paper RPGs. (Star Wars saga edition being a personal favorite of mine.)

    *Kirby, of Nintendo fame, inhaling a smaller cake.

    *Several of the Mario mushrooms stacked on top of each other.

    *An all cake diorama of this image;

    It is a bit unnerving trying to think of ideas for sugary confections of geekness, that haven’t been done plenty of times over already

  • Jayme April 19, 2009, 9:32 am

    Number 5, the robot from Short Circuit!
    You know, this guy:http://www.virginmedia.com/images/1robots-gal-johnny.jpg

    Or R2 D2.

    Or a circuit board. http://www.deskpicture.com/DPs/Technology/CircuitBoard_2.jpg

  • Doug D. April 19, 2009, 9:41 am

    Two words: Borg Cube.

    Or maybe a TARDIS.

  • Colleen Oakes April 19, 2009, 9:48 am

    I’m going to say that the geekiest cake should be a full size model of the (new) Battlestar Galactica, with comic superheroes fighting on the top. I know geeks, and this would pretty much satisfy the vast majority of them. Space nerds AND Comic Nerds.

  • Lora April 19, 2009, 10:05 am

    I think you should do a Katamari Damacy cake. Super geeky, and soooo many fun details to play with!

  • ardie April 19, 2009, 10:19 am

    How about a cake of the Satellite of Love from Mystery Science Theater 3000? They are always underrepresented in cake!!

  • Whitney G April 19, 2009, 10:31 am

    Oooh, fun idea! I love Caroline’s idea for a cake of Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Here are my own suggestions.

    1. Labyrinth – Maybe an overview of the labyrinth?

    2. Star Wars – A Darth Vader bust, a light saber, or the Millennium Falcon.

    3. Google Earth

    4. The first Google server.

    5. An Apple IIe.

    6. An iPhone.

  • Amanda April 19, 2009, 10:56 am

    I’d like to see a cake of the kodama spirits in the forest from Princess Mononoke. Maybe even the Forest Spirit himself.

    I think a cake from Akira would be awesome too. “Neo-Tokyo is about to EXPLODE!”

  • Amanda April 19, 2009, 10:56 am

    Also, the Monolith and apes from 2001 would totally rock.

  • Steph April 19, 2009, 11:00 am

    I almost had this done for my wedding cake:

    All of the Nintendo systems stacked on top of each other, like so: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/NintendoStack.jpg

    We ended up going more traditional and had a life sized Dreamcast groom’s cake. ;)

    What about an AppleII or Commodore 64 with Number Munchers?

    I’m sure my husband would also love a Wall-E and Eve cake playing Space Invaders.

    There’s also always room for a Trekkie v. Star Wars fan cake. That and giant robots (Evas, Macross, Transformers, Robotech, Gundam, Gigantor, Astroboy (for good measure), Iron Giant). You know, the whole gang.

  • moonreader April 19, 2009, 11:18 am

    I like the Hitchhiker’s idea – maybe a ‘Don’t Panic’ cake – but I’d really have to go with a Zork or Adventure cake. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork) Maybe a glowing sword and “Oh, no! You have been eaten by a grue.”


  • Lisa M April 19, 2009, 11:35 am

    Oooh, I’m loving the MST3K idea, but I think it would be more impressive to make the cake into a movie screen with Mike, Tom and Crow sitting in front of it along with a few rows of theater seats, and then you could pick the most popular geeky movie that’s voted for to recreate on the screen.

  • Mackenzie's Momma April 19, 2009, 11:37 am

    ooooh. okay so I can see it perfectly in my minds eye now as there are *no* good geeky cakes for this particular genre.

    Stargate Atlantis.

    More specifically-

    1) Lt. Colonel John Sheppard and Dr. Rodney McKay in the *lovely* scene from “Harmony”(season 4, episode 14)

    2) Major E. Lorne, and saving Sheppard & Co from yet *another* alien race(the wraith, perhaps?)

    3) A puddle jumper.

  • delilah April 19, 2009, 11:47 am

    Let’s say you stacked several round cakes, then cut a cone out of it to make a sarlaac pit with a tiny little Boba Fett at the bottom, then used the cone to make Jabba. That would be totally geeky, plus– no waste!

    Or a cake in the shape of that tennis-playing blancmange alien who wanted to take over the world from Monty Python.

    Or the black knight, with his arms and legs chopped off.

    Or a TI-89 graphing calculator wishing someone happy birthday.

  • Dennis April 19, 2009, 11:57 am

    1. I’m a doctor, not a brick layer!

    2. Tempest (video game)

    3. computer motherboard (including heat sink and expansion slots)

    4. 2001 – HAL or monolith

    5. Ewok village

    6. Big Bang Theory (TV series)

    7. Escher Relativity or Waterfall

    8. War of the Worlds Tripods

    9. Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide

    10. Google vs. Kindle vs. Hitchhiker’s Guide

  • jessie April 19, 2009, 12:01 pm

    what about a battle of the Stars?
    Like Captain kirk vs.Obi won and so forth*Spock vs.Darth,ect*
    Or perhaps.. a giant foot squishing a hedgehog named dinsdale…..

    OR*heh on a roll*
    A square sheetcake,with a beanie baby in the middle,holding a lightsaber,but a tag that read holy Hand grenade on it*the lightsaber*,fighting a knight with a shield on the side that says Renfest ’02,and on each side,assorted superheroes and chess pieces,and then to the side of this,a pair of glasses with a crack in the middle,like some nerd made this diorama and set his glasses by it

  • jessie April 19, 2009, 12:02 pm

    OH wait! A labyritnh cake,with jareth holding the little crystal,and inside the crystal famous geeky characters,star wars,a chess piece,a dice,star trek,ect.

  • Michelle April 19, 2009, 12:20 pm

    In wasting my day away, I discovered the geekiest thing ever…..Geekdom personified in the creators, and those of us who watch all 55 videos. I give you: ROFLMAO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEWgs6YQR9A&feature=related

  • Mike April 19, 2009, 12:27 pm

    I’d like to suggest Castle Wulfenbach from Phil and Kaja Foglio’s gaslamp fantasy: Girl Genius.

    Why is this such a good geeky idea?

    First off, the Castle is a giant airship, and geeks all love airships. Especially airships that have massive weapons as well as dungeons, and wonderful laboratories, too.

    Secondly, it’s a comic book.

    Third, it’s become a web comic, now.

    Finally, because it’s a great story – and is up for a Hugo Award this year.

    Here’s a link to a page showing the Castle: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030630

  • Karasu April 19, 2009, 12:28 pm

    How about a Princess Bride-themed wedding cake?

  • danielle April 19, 2009, 12:55 pm

    Tetris: 3 or 4 individual cakes covered in different colors of fondant and pushed together.

    Doctor Who’s TARDIS.

    A Nintendo Game System, complete with controllers and a Super Mario Bros. game.

    An EasyBake oven.

    A Chocobo!


  • Nike April 19, 2009, 1:04 pm

    Here from cakewrecks. This is so cool. A few ideas are:

    1. Ninjas, Pirates, and Jedi, oh my!

    2. The Evil Overlord List in cake form.

  • Janet April 19, 2009, 1:10 pm

    Someone else mentioned a TARDIS, but there’s one better, and I wouldn’t have even come here if I hadn’t thought of it as Geeky Enough.

    TARDIS Console! That should be amazing and a beautiful challenge! I’ll try to find a good pic or three and send. *nods muchly*

  • Leesa Perrie April 19, 2009, 1:18 pm

    1) I’d love to see a cake of a puddle jumper ala Stargate Atlantis, possibly stuck in a stargate (as in Season 1’s ’38 Minutes’ episode).

    2) The ship ‘Serenity’ from Firefly.

    3) A rubic cube; perhaps have a small series of cubes in various stages of completion?

    4) And back to Stargate Atlantis, you could do John Sheppard sitting in a Control Chair:


  • Kat April 19, 2009, 1:44 pm


    1> Farscape: perhaps a (sculpted?) character tableau around the Pilot’s station.
    2> Doctor Who: I’m partial to the Tenth Doctor, and particularly the Library episodes, “42”, and “Midnight”. Maybe something on a “BURN WITH ME!” theme? Or Skye and the Doctor facing off?
    3> Heroes: Sylar and his clocks? The exploding NYC mural?
    4> The Princess Bride: Westley and the ROUSes. :)

  • brooke April 19, 2009, 1:55 pm

    A Pi cake. With the words ‘Let them eat Pi.’
    Or round ‘geek’ glasses with the equations for Area on one lens and Circumference on the other.

    A Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail cake (with the bunny and coconuts for sure).

    An old style Apple computer with Oregon Trail on the moniter.

    An old floppy disc (you know, the kind that were actually floppy), a ‘hard’ disc, a CD Rom, and usb drive stacked up.

    Anything Carmen Sandiego related.

  • Erin April 19, 2009, 1:56 pm

    A computer tower with the side off.

    Such as:

    Ummm…laying down, obviously, which makes total sense, because you have the tower laying on its side when you’re building a computer, anyway.

  • GateGeek April 19, 2009, 2:31 pm

    I’ve got several ideas that I would love to see…
    #1…I’ve yet to find anywhere on the interweb an actual Deanna Troi-shaped cake as in the episode Phantasms. Which surprises me. Wouldn’t everyone go out and make a Troi cake after watching that ep? I would. If I had the skills.

    #2. As a diehard Stargate fan I have to give a suggestion from the show. Many gate-shaped cakes have been made, but it would be very fitting (and geeky) to have a “Wormhole X-Treme” cake, bearing the mock gate and the slogan (From episodes “Wormhole X-Treme” and “200”). Think about it. It’s a geeky science-fiction show, making fun of an even geekier sci-fi show. What’s geekier than that!? It would DEFINITELY have to bear Jack’s infamous “Piece of cake” line…and the sides could be adorned with the likenesses of the Wormhole X-Treme characters (Col. Danning, Maj. Monroe, Dr. Levant, and of course Grell, the silver-robotic version of Teal’c).

    #3. “Hands of blue, two by two.” (Firefly)

  • GateGeek April 19, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Oooh. And I forgot this one, probably ’cause it’s in a totally different category of geekiness, but a Settlers of Catan cake would be wicked awesome :)

  • Mac April 19, 2009, 2:52 pm

    Hidden well within the realm of geekdom suggestions (not that these will win, but they need to be mentioned if we’re talking geeky):
    A Red Dwarf cake of Rimmer and Dear Mr. Flibble.
    Stainless Steel Rat, Secret of Monkey Island,swordchucks, Y the Last Man, Atlantis, I also second the Joss Whedon cake (but including his comics too) and MST3K

    Geeky, but more widely recognized suggestions:
    -An Evil League of Evil cake.
    -Squeeze the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny! into a single cake.

    Of course, what’s really needed for geeks worldwide at this very moment is a Battlestar Galactica cake to help us all move through the mourning/withdrawal phase of such a great shows passing.

  • zhoen April 19, 2009, 3:12 pm

    Munchkins, the Steve Jackson card game parody of Dungeons and Dragons. Perhaps a basic castle, but gone all John Kovalic with Monsters, Heroes, and lots of Doors.


  • Kristen April 19, 2009, 3:40 pm

    The four guys on “Big Bang Theory” on the U.S.S. Enterprise. If Penny could be included that would be awesome!

  • Vanessa April 19, 2009, 4:07 pm

    Of course the geekiest cake would have to be a 3-D penguin shaped cake, the Linux (you know, the program that everyone wants, but no one can use) mascot. But instead of an ordinary, flat, frosting job, boorring, decorate using ASCII Art. That would be awesome.
    Or you could have a flat cake with a message spelled out in a binary code, such as “Cake Wrecks Rock”.

  • Vanessa April 19, 2009, 4:16 pm

    Wait, I have another idea. A D&D set up, with Jason, with Quincy on his shoulder, and Marcus from Fox Trot. You need the multi-sided dice, a divider in the middle (mine had fantasy scenery on one side and a dragon on the other that I painted myself) and miniature figures. yummmmmm miniature sugar figures……

  • Ann April 19, 2009, 4:20 pm

    A labyrinth cake, built on a sort of spiral up, with each character in a different scene of the movie — Sarah rightside up on a piece of white staircase with a tiny Toby crawling on the bottom of it (probably opposite ends to leave the cake the figures are putting weight on attached to the underside of that bit of stair), Ludo in the middle of a few houses with his army of rocks, Mr. and Mrs. Worm at the entrance, Hoggle running from the cleaners, Fireys trying to get a head out of a tree, and Jareth sitting in his throne at the top.

  • Erik Gern April 19, 2009, 5:04 pm

    This: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Design_fortress1.jpg

    I don’t know *how* one could get icing to be that spiky (toothpicks?) but I’m sure it could be done!

  • Varika April 19, 2009, 5:46 pm

    1) A 20-sided dice,
    2) The cake my ultimate geek brother wants, which is a three-tier cake with Star Wars on the bottom tier, Dungeons and Dragons on the second tier, and Green Lantern on the top tier,
    3) VOLTRON, Defender of the Universe!

  • Ann X. April 19, 2009, 6:29 pm

    Francis from Super Paper Mario. ‘Nuff said.

  • Bubbles April 19, 2009, 6:57 pm

    1) Star Trek wedding cake

    2)LEGO wedding cake

    3)Mario wedding cake

    ps, I like wedding cakes.

  • catherine ann April 19, 2009, 8:38 pm

    I’d love to see a cake of Ken Jennings’ head. Even moreso, I’d love to see him eating a slice of it.

  • Tarran April 19, 2009, 10:07 pm

    Multi-tiered cake representing different more commonly seen geek cannons(Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, Mario, etc.) represented in different art historical styles (i.e. Paleolithic, Hellenistic, Baroque, Expressionist, Minimalist, Pop..)

  • Deanna April 19, 2009, 10:36 pm

    Howl’s Moving Castle.’nuff said.

  • Eliza April 19, 2009, 11:07 pm

    Well, I don’t think this is “geeky” per se, but for our wedding, my fiance has an idea for his grooms cake. He wants it to be Mario with bits and pieces of other hero game characters. Like, Zelda’s sword, a Sonic logo on the shield (and he has a bunch of other ideas). Then, on the cake, he wants all of the main corresponding villains “slayed” across the cake. I think it’s a cute idea for him :)

  • Aimee K April 19, 2009, 11:38 pm

    I’m going to echo some of the earlier suggestions because I would LOVE to see them created even if I didn’t get any cool swag or credit! :)

    1) Anything Labyrinth-themed
    2) Anything from Joss Whedon, but a cake featuring Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long would be amazing!
    3) The Tardis from Dr. Who (a cake based on the interior console would rock!)
    4) Princess Mononoke, especially featuring the little tree spirits

    Now for my ideas!
    1) A cake based on the Dark Crystal film by Jim Henson… the detail of the creatures would be amazing in cake form!
    2) A scene of an ultimate battle to the death from Smash Brothers (Melee or Brawl, take your pick!) featuring Kirby destroying EVERYONE with a mallet or a stew spoon
    3) A World of Warcraft cake featuring Mr. T in costume, although Shatner might be geekier
    4) Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver or a 3D K-9 cake
    5) A Mythbusters cake!
    6) A Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan) cake featuring either the world map with all the important monuments in 3D or else the scene where Rand fights Ishmael in the sky and all the riders of the horn gather below
    7) A Mistborn (Brandon Sanderson) cake where Vin fights the Inquisitors on the spires of Kredick Shaw… oohhh… that would be pretty AND dramatic

    Those last two are obscure but would be BEAUTIFUL in cake form. Best of luck with your cake creations!

  • Maggie April 20, 2009, 5:35 am

    The supreme geek cake would be astonishingly simplistic; A white cake complete with a scientific calculator, a pocket protecter with pens and pencils, and of course black frame glasses with the classic piece of tape holding the bridge of the nose together. And don’t forget the Star Trek Federation symbol in the corner for a splash of color.

  • Mandy April 20, 2009, 5:45 am

    This cake is inspired by my husbands yet unstarted tattoo idea. It would be a wizard in the style of Gandalf fighting a robot. I’m not sure what kind of robot, though. I’m thinking maybe somewhere along the lines of the robot from Lost in Space. This cake would have something for both fantasy and sci-fi geeks. The best of both worlds!

  • Charlotte April 20, 2009, 6:29 am

    How about the Borg assimilating Microsoft?

    “You will buy our OS, Resistance is futile!”

  • Sarah April 20, 2009, 8:04 am

    It really doesn’t get geekier than when all four of the guys on Big Bang Theory showed up in costume as The Flash. :) http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/big_bang_theory_season_one.jpg

  • Ess April 20, 2009, 8:37 am

    I will have to go with:

    The cake congratulating Dr. Horrible on ascending to the Evil League of Evil. The text on the cake should be in verse, from Bad Horse himself, WITH his seal. Other decoration could be the seals of other ELE members (which would probably have to be invented for the sake of the cake) or, failing that, a prone, cringing figure of Captain Hammer.

  • Netwyrm April 20, 2009, 9:45 am

    I’m going to echo the farscape cake with the pilot station and add two more of my own:

    1)A Battlestar Hybrid tank with a Centurion standing on one side and a Six (in red dress, natch) on the other.

    2)Guybrush Threepwood insult sword-fighting Ghost Pirate LeChuck (Monkey Island).

  • Toni April 20, 2009, 11:15 am

    I can’t believe noone has mentioned The Goonies! Picture a cake with Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth and Sloth, not to mention One-Eyed Willie and the Fratellis. The treasure map, the ship, and all the crazy things in between. This could be really fun!

  • Madfishmonger April 20, 2009, 11:26 am

    Why not just a plain old D20 or a pile of dice?

  • Ledasmom April 20, 2009, 1:37 pm

    I want one with Buffy and the Scoobies staking Edward and all the other wimpy “Twilight” vampires. Just imagine the appropriate use of glitter!

  • Seamus April 20, 2009, 3:35 pm

    A dome* with the word “Google” wrapped around the bottom, and, on the rest of the dome, as many search results for stereotypical geeky things printed in a circle.

    suggestions:any cult scifi (literary or otherwise)
    MC Lars
    anything Office Space related…

    but who am I kidding, you know this stuff already.

    *The only reason i say to make the cake a dome is because a sphere is the shape that I envision the internet to be. if possible, a sphere would be most correct (in my vision) but as the artisan, you have full creative control. If you envision the internet to be a different shape (a plane curving in on itself, a series of tubes, a MULTIVAC, etc.) feel free to use those. The only thing I consider myself adamant on is the representation of Google as the portal to the Internet (an Internet filled with all things geeky) and that you shape the cake as a representation of the Internet.

    I have gone on to long, so I respectfully request that you consider this as your design, and, if not, that you choose something obviously better. Thank you.

  • Sarah April 20, 2009, 4:40 pm

    I NEED to see a World of Warcraft cake. Maybe a Horde symbol one? ;)

  • Markie April 20, 2009, 6:21 pm

    Obviously, the cake depicts Spock and Luke Skywalker having teemed up to fight Megatron (all on a map of Middle Earth). Even better if the Battlestar Gallactica is flying overhead (possibly shooting down sugared laser-beams).

  • VZG April 20, 2009, 8:59 pm

    Captain Kirk vs. Luke Skywalker! This could be supplemented by a Millenium Falcon and Enterprise in the background and/or by Spock and Han backing them up.

    A Tribble and a Wookiee — because obviously a Tribble is just a Wookiee in its early years.

    River Tam wielding a light-saber, with another Firefly crew members as a Vulcan. (Yes, I am totally all for the Trek/Wars fusion.) Alternately, River could be a Luke figure, with Mal as Han, Simon as Leia, Jayne as Chewie, Zoe as C3P0, Wash as R2D2, Inara as a Twi’lek dancer, Kaylee as Padmé, and Book as Obi Wan. Or any other sort of combination of characters (with River as Luke and Mal as Han, because that just fits).

    A robotic celebration! R2D2 meets Wall-E! Possibly add HAL in the background.

    Iron Man meets C3P0.

    Batman and Spider-Man!

    A lightsaber-wielding Spider-Man or Superman.

    Three-dimensional Pac-Man with ghosts (at least one of which should be blue).

    Pac-Man chasing a host of other geek characters — a Smurf, Spock, an Ewok, Mario, River, Wolverine, Batman, Frodo, Harry Potter, et cetera — as though they were dots.

    A Portal cake — probably with the line “The cake is NOT a lie!” somewhere in it.

    The Portal Companion Cube, with classic geeky couples on each of its sides (inside or around the hearts) — Han and Leia, Mario and Peach, Kirk and Random Alien Chick #247…

    Any sort of rendering of The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny (or, I suppose, Geeks in Love, also by Lemon Demon).

    Luke rolling a twenty against Darth, and excitedly proclaiming “Yes! THAT MEANS I WIN!”

    (I am also very much a fan of the Hitchhiker’s and MST3K ideas. And anything Whedon-related.)

  • NadaShen April 20, 2009, 10:33 pm

    I would absolutely love to see a Munny cake. Those soft vinyl figures are just adorable.

  • Deusabscondidum April 20, 2009, 10:48 pm

    Perhaps I will be alone in this, but I would love to see a Labyrinth cake. Something crawling with adorable goblins, and of course homage to David Bowie’s lovely mullet and his questionable pantular attributes.

  • MeilingM April 21, 2009, 7:20 am

    Let’s see… I’m picturing a movie poster like thing for these. Title and faded-in groupings of actors’ faces, maybe something significant in the background…
    1) X-Files – Mulder, Scully, the filing cabinet or a spaceship
    2) Babylon 5 – Bruce Boxleitner FTW!!

    Haven’t seen World of Warcraft suggested. Maybe a flat cake picturing several toons standing over a dead , like a guild achievement screenshot. Or maybe just a detailed single toon, like a standalone sculpture, wearing a Tier 8 set on the newest rare flying mount, a la those figurines you can buy.

    Um… Labyrinth either the scene of Bowie sitting around that stone room with the goblins and the baby or the scene from the ball with Bowie, Jennifer, the bubble, and all those dresses!

    Ah, such fun!

  • Gyrfalconne April 21, 2009, 10:13 am

    I’m all about a cake that looks like:

    1)a stack of videogames from different consoles. You know, Halo, Resident Evil, Zelda, Castlevania, Shadow Hearts… etc. with the boxes all poking out at different angles

    2)A cake shaped like the torso of the Fallout 3 Brotherhood of Steel guy, with all the various bobbleheads around the base

    3)A Dungeons and Dragons cake with a giant red dragon rearing up in front of the party of stereotypical adventurers (Rogue, Warrior, Sorcerer, Cleric, Ranger) and the multiple dice around the base (D3, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20)

  • Gyrfalconne April 21, 2009, 10:27 am

    4) A pyramid-shaped cake, with each side showing a food pyramid for the three kinds of nerds: video-game nerds, anime nerds, and space nerds.

    The video-game side could have characters from Zelda, Halo, Resident Evil, Metroid, etc.. along with old-school characters like pac-man, Q*bert, and space invaders

    The anime side could have characters from popular anime like Naruto, Bleach, Princess Mononoke, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, etc..

    The space side could feature characters from famous space-oriented shows, like Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and Aliens

    It would be a cake of epic nerd-stravaganza

  • flickrmom April 21, 2009, 10:54 am

    Ooh! Ooh! I know! How about the Lumbridge Castle dining room from the cut-away scene in runescape.com’s Recipe for Disaster quest?

  • ParasaurolophusFreak April 21, 2009, 5:14 pm

    I see a three tiered round cake.

    The bottom tier is a Star Wars/Indiana Jones mixture with “Harrison Ford” in the centre. The Star Wars half (his left) of him is holding a gun and running towards the Imperial troops he is fighting while the Indiana Jones half (his right) is running away from a boulder and Hovitos while holding his fedora.

    The second tier is a scene with the Enterprise and the Tardis fighting against the Cardassians.

    The third tier is shaped like Hobbiton complete with LOTR toppers.

    Perhaps that is a bit too much detail work to make it feasible.

  • Jorie April 21, 2009, 6:53 pm

    I would love to see Miss Havisham’s wedding cake, complete with cobwebs and spiders erupting from it. Maybe this is just literary geek and not sci-fi geek but it would still be neat.

    That’s just the kind of geek that I am.

    Going with lit-geek, rather than sci-geek, I’d also love to see a cake with a Gone With The Wind theme.

  • Carolyn April 22, 2009, 12:03 pm

    Hmmm, I would absolutely die to see a good T.A.R.D.I.S. cake a la the 10th Doctor (swoon, sigh, swoon again).

    How about Coraline?

    Or I know, the ship (“Thunder Road”) the boys built in Explorers.

    Or of course, there is the uber awesome pirate ship from Goonies! You could include One-Eyed Willy and his skeleton crew or good ol’ Sloth coming down the sail with his knives!

    I absolutely can’t wait to see what happens!

  • Nathan April 22, 2009, 3:43 pm

    A wedding cake shape, with the TARDIS on top. Around each layer, the faces of the ten doctors.

    And I’m not even British…

    I would also love to see a Babylon five cake shaped like a Vorlon encounter suit.

    Alternately, a cake shaped like a truly horrid umberhulk.

  • Bree April 22, 2009, 5:01 pm

    How about Doctor Who? Bonus points if it’s a wedding cake that has a Cybermen’s head and Dalek, and the topper has to be the TARDIS, with “Just Married” on the call sign box. I don’t know how much geekier you can get with that!

  • crayonbeam April 22, 2009, 9:26 pm

    Every geek I know has a drawer of slightly to completely outdated technology: an Apple Newton, a see-through Palm Pilot, a gigantically old cell phone, original PlayStation, 5″ floppy disks, Zip drives or whatever and cables and connectors and lost bits.

    I’d eat that cake.

  • Sarah B April 23, 2009, 1:45 am

    Oh man… geek is love. XD <3

    A series of totally random ideas coming from my pre-10am brain…

    1. Lego Star Wars. Or Batman. Or Indiana Jones. Or all three.

    2. Surely ultimate geek-dom has to be a D&D cake? (That’s Dungeons and Dragons for those not geek enough to know, lmao) I’m seeing a playboard with some little miniatures… a d20 (twenty sided die)…

    3. Ravenclaw. The geekiest of all the Harry Potter geeks. A Ravenclaw cake would be like… my dream cake. <3

    4. Any good David Tennant cakes win points with me.

    5. A Star Trek “Ships of the Line” cake which has the ships actually coming up out of the cake, flying towards you.

    6. The Princess Bride would make an awesome cultgeek cake. Any scene from it… it’s just a genius film.

    7. A computer screen filled with lines of code that I don’t understand. Or anyone doesn’t understand, for that matter.

    8. No geek list could be complete without a Stargate cake. Model of Stargate and DHD on alien planet… or a puddlejumper. They’re cool.

    9. A Star Wars vs Star Trek vs Stargate cake would be awesome. Kirk vs Luke vs O’Neill, or some such. Or the Borg vs Darth Vader vs Anubis! Even cooler. Villians make great cakes (you don’t mind so much impaling them with knives).

    10. A Kingdom Hearts cake… made like the box cover on the first game, with all the characters stood up there, but in 3D. Or the sword that he carries… Both would be awesome.

    OK, I promised myself I wouldn’t do more than ten. So I stop now. XD

    Looking forward to seeing the finished article! :)

  • terri April 23, 2009, 6:29 am

    well, not to stereotype or anything, but…
    how about a giant fondant pocket protector? Maybe stuck in the pocket of a white short-sleeved shirt that also sports an ink spot in the bottom corner of the pocket?

    Or some ode to Napoleon Dynamite? I love that move, maybe some collage of quotes and pics from the movie.

  • Danielle April 23, 2009, 3:14 pm

    What about the comic book guy from The Simpsons? He could be saying, “Worst. Cake. Ever.” Either that, or Harry Knowles… Wait… Kind of similar, actually.

    Screw it. Go with the Fillion.

  • CB April 23, 2009, 3:21 pm


    Check out my favorite lego blog for inspiration. Day 277 is my favorite! :)

  • Suki April 23, 2009, 3:32 pm

    I must have missed this but…Lord of the Rings? The fellowship would be fantastic! Especially taken from the early teaser of the first film where the fellowship was revealed cresting the ridge.

  • kelly johnson April 23, 2009, 3:40 pm

    um, hello … URKEL!

  • ljedi April 23, 2009, 3:44 pm

    1) The Arcadia, Captain Harlock’s gorgeous space pirate ship. Nothing beats a pirate ship shaped like a WWII battleship with a big ol’ skull on the front. Here’s a picture for reference:


    Or perhaps the sexy Captain himself!

    2) Gundam. Definitely a Gundam. The whole thing.

    3) Our Dalek masters. The actual Dalek, not a scene. I also second the TARDIS, Okami, and Katamari ideas. And by Katamari, I mean an actual Katamari, not a cake with a Katamari on it. The actual ball with crap stuck on it. Actually.

  • Julienne April 23, 2009, 4:06 pm

    Alrighty – I’ll join in
    A giant D20 cake because nothing says geek like rolling some dice!

  • kayoko April 23, 2009, 4:07 pm

    Bill nye the science guy =D

  • ljedi April 23, 2009, 4:11 pm

    How could I leave out the geekiest of all geeky ideas, to go with the geekiest of all geeky fandoms? FFVII. I would die for a Sephiroth cake, but I’d settle for Vincent or Cloud.

  • Wolfwings2 April 23, 2009, 4:11 pm

    How about one done based on the movie Mad Science? That is pretty geeky AND old. lol

  • The Imp April 23, 2009, 4:49 pm

    1 – How about the “old” and “new” sonic screwdrivers leaning against each other?

    2 – or a replica of the 27 planets from the Dr. Who epi “The Stolen Earth”

    3 – or how about an Order of the Stick cake with the good guys and the bad guys facing off? Since they’re stick figures, lots of different things could be used for the “sticks”.

    4 – A Supernatural cake of Metallicar: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/andthatisthat/metallicar_motivator-1.jpg. Of course, it would HAVE to say “Driver picks the music, Shotgun shuts his cakehole.”

    5 – hmm… or something along the lines of “When I was a kid, Pluto was a planet”

  • CharlesP April 23, 2009, 5:07 pm

    May I suggest, as I’m sure others have, a video game console cake… maybe something like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bfedrec/3463161247/ but not as amateur as mine there are… What I realized I should’ve done there was an evolution of Nintendo gaming systems and done an NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii… plus a Gameboy, GB Color, GBA, GBA SP, DS, DSi for completeness factors… instead I used just systems I had on hand (though I didn’t dig out the SNES or atari Jaguar).

  • ionothanus April 23, 2009, 5:57 pm

    1. FFVII characters? Pfft. Go big or go home. Do Midgar. Maybe the highway chase, just before the party leaves Midgar for the first time, so you can model them just about to make the jump. Or at least do Aeris – then she really will have come back!

    1a. Maybe a Chocobo, a little more FF-series-generic? Or a Moogle! That would be kick-ass! I can see the little red pompom already. But that might just be my inner FF fanboy.

    2. I’m picturing a geek’s entire setup – computer/monitor, headphones, messy desk and all accompanying trinkets, figurines, etc. so you could fit in lots of fandoms and other geeky stuff, but I don’t know how well it’d work in cake. Maybe just the top of the desk, with said stuff? I can take a picture of my desk if it’d help, it’s perhaps too effective of an example.

  • Slartibartfast April 23, 2009, 6:02 pm

    I’ve done this idea, but I’m sure you can do it better . . . if you run a rod up from the center of a circular wooden cake base, you can make a “flying saucer” cake that can be suspended from the ceiling (or a light fixture over the table). Complete with colored candy lights, bent coat hanger “landing gear”, and possibly aliens peeking out through the window at the top.

  • ljedi April 23, 2009, 6:02 pm

    You know, I could stand to see a cake shaped like a Star Destroyer, the Death Star, or the Falcon.

  • ljedi April 23, 2009, 6:05 pm

    And would it be totally impossible to make a working rube-goldberg machine out of cake?

  • Snow April 23, 2009, 8:28 pm

    I can’t believe there aren’t more ideas for Wold of Warcraft! Comon, people! You know the ultimate geek cake is a cake of a guy playing WoW in his mom’s basement!

  • JazzyFizzle April 23, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Ok, prepare for some Whedonverse geekery…. here’s what I’m envisioning: Dr. Horrible and Simon (or maybe Jayne) fighting over the Stun Ray/Death Ray/Sonic Rifle (it’s the same gun in both shows), meanwhile Dr. Horrible is using his other hand to aim his Freeze Ray at the Geek Trio, who are in turn aiming their Freeze Ray (different one) back at him. If Captain Hammer, Mal, and Caleb could also be in there somehow, that would be awesome. Maybe Mal and Zoe are on one side of the cake (I’m thinking tiers here, people), looking to shoot someone or not get shot, while Caleb is fighting Buffy on the other side for the Scythe, and meanwhile Angel is torn between helping Buffy and stopping Jasmine from eating everyone (she is glowing green and showing some tentacular action, of course). Penny and Captain Hammer are making out on the top of the cake, completely oblivious.

  • kari April 23, 2009, 9:44 pm

    Howard the Duck in a recliner flying through space….smoking a cigar.

    Anything Neverending Story

    How about a proton pack with Slimer coming out of it.

  • Pi(e) Lover April 24, 2009, 4:25 am

    Pi Cake!
    Round cake with black frosting. Big Pi sign in white in the center with digits of Pi spiraling around the edges. 3.141592653897…

  • brooke April 24, 2009, 10:53 am

    I just keep picturing a representation of Brad Paisley’s video for the song’Online’.

    Or a band geek cake would be cool. :)

    Or anything with smurfs.

    Or a ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ cake. That would be awesome.

    Or Rocky Horror Picture Show. That would be even more awesome!

  • Katy April 24, 2009, 11:59 am

    I 2ND, or is it 3RD now… the Katimari idea. I liked the suggestion of sticking all the geeky things (we have all suggested) stuck to it.

    But I would love to see a Farscape themed cake. But the only scene that comes to mind is “Give me more Light, Pilot… I need MORE LIGHT!” in the _Crackers don’t Matter_ episode. I have only found a Moya cake on flickr.

    Dr. Horrible would be fun to see, but not that geeky, Just funny.

  • Heidi April 25, 2009, 6:07 pm

    Two ideas:

    A girl smurf in a jedi uniform and saber and harry potter with the master sword and triforce shield from zelda mid battle sequence with the joker and sauron on top of the u.s.s. enterprise


    Mr. Spock’s ear

    then again, maybe the first one should be just sauron the tower. Yeah, I think that would be a pretty nerdy simple cake.

  • Mandy April 27, 2009, 8:04 pm

    Dawn suggested *A die pouch with various dice spilling out of it, everything from d6 to d20s. All this sitting on a stack of character sheets and various rule books from one of the many pencil and paper RPGs. (Star Wars saga edition being a personal favorite of mine.)

    I second this, but the pouch needs to be a Crown Royal bag, also don’t forget the d4s.

    Or a generic D&D adventuring party, perhaps in a 10 by 10 room with an Orc and a treasure chest.

    Or the core books from all editions of D&D

    Or a pile of RPG source books leaning on an Xbox.

  • Dones April 30, 2009, 4:50 am

    I’m envisioning a Death Star trench scene cake, probably at least four feet long and a couple feet wide with a 9″x9″ trench down the middle, decorated with erratic boxy textures and laser towers like in the original film. Of course one end would have the infamous exhaust port (perhaps have the laser towers on the other end so youcould take a picture straight down the trench and see everything). It would be epic to somehow depict the moment of truth as Luke Skywalker fires his X-wing fighter’s proton torpedoes into the exhaust port, while Darth Vader’s TIE fighter is knocked out of the trench by his wingman’s spacecraft, which was blasted by Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon just in time to save the day! It would be nice if everything is to scale, but that would make the ships really small. It depends on how you do the ships. But I can’t think of anything more epicly geek than this.

  • ShropshireLass April 30, 2009, 2:38 pm

    Great ideas so far…. here’s mine…
    Morse code made out of exquisite cupcakes and swiss rolls. The cakes can be arranged so that they say something suitably geeky e.g. ‘don’t panic’, be iced in star trek uniform colours and feature mini x-wings, dice, light sabres etc.
    Don’t tell anyone what the cakes say…. they have to work it out….
    Oh and think of the fun you could have rearranging the cakes (or eating them) and making new words….

  • ShropshireLass April 30, 2009, 3:53 pm

    I should add…single amazing cupcakes for the dots, swiss rolls for the dashes… not those strange entities of lots cupcakes packed together with lots of frosting drenched on top.

  • ViktheChef April 6, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Resistance is futile.
    Love the scene where she’s having her icky head n shoulders lowered onto her torso. Total geek factor!

  • Kari November 17, 2010, 11:58 am

    This is WAY overdue, but what ever happened with this?

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