8 Wonderfully Weird Cakes
I can hardly make pasta, much less bake a cake, so major props go to these seriously creative inventor-bakers, discovered over the years by Boingboing's cake-obsessed Cory Doctorow.
Creepy bride replica wedding cake
I never thought a cake would fall into the uncanny valley, but this one is so well-crafted that it does. Chidi Ogbuta of Allen, Texas told CNN that she always wanted a doll of herself, so she had one made for her wedding -- out of cake. It took two bakers to make both the head and the body. In the picture at least, both husband and wife seem to be reconsidering their bizarre choice.
Back to the Future cake
The famous courthouse square may have burned down in last year's Universal Studios backlot fire (now rebuilt), but it lives on in this wedding cake. Flickr user Snot Boogie reports "The cake was the clock tower and was red velvet. It was done by Caryn's Cakes in Atlanta."
I quit -- the cake!
W. Neil Berrett (holding cake) quit is job in a most unconventional manner -- by writing his resignation letter on a cake which he presented to his boss. It reads:
"Dear Mr. Bowers,
During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy and whim. However, I have decided to spend more time with my family and attend to health issues that have recently arisen. I am proud to have been part of such an outstanding team and I wish this organization only the finest in future endeavors.
Please accept this cake as notification that I am leaving my position with NWT on March 27.
W. Neil Berrett"
Giant squid cake
Now made with real squid! Wait, that can't be right.
This huge dragon made of cake is holding a 20 sided die and sitting on a sheet of white chocolate. A bigger photo of it can be found here, which shows off the amazing detail in this thing a bit better.
Polyhedral dice cake
Speaking of nerdy stuff and twenty-sided die, here's a D&D-er's dream cake. +8 flavor spell!
Zombie Hello Kitty cake
Wow, this is beautiful! Bigger pictures (and shots of the cake being devoured) are here.
Star Trek cake
I'm afraid she canny CAKE much more o' this, cap'n! (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Created by Duff Goldman, whose Baltimore cake shop was featured on the Food Network's fancy cake reality show, The Ace of Cakes.