|Our Wedding Cake
||[Sep. 18th, 2006 | 06:16 pm]
Was going to save this until we got back from our honeymoon, but since it's making the rounds on the web already, I figured everyone should see the cake from our wedding. :)|
Annette surprised me, we were never going to have a cake, after months of searching for a suitable Princess Peach topper (to go along with Mario) and never finding one. We looked everywhere, but decided just to go with a desert buffet instead, sans cake.
I knew she had a super secret surprise for me on the wedding day, but had no idea what it was. I wasn't allowed to see it until we went into the reception area together after the ceremony. I had mostly assumed it was a collection of photos from our time together, like many people do.
In my suit pocket when I put it on was a Toad figure, with a note saying that this was a hint to the surprise. Did she get me a video game system? I could still use an Xbox 360. But that didn't make sense. I really didn't think much about the cake connection given we already had our desert all planned out.
It wasn't until we were walking to see the surprise that someone said they loved the cake, and Annette quickly quieted them. Aha! A cake! She finally got the wedding toppers for a cake. That was awesome!
Only, she went even more all out. We originally were just going to do a small grooms cake with Mario and Princess on it. Just something to add my video game nerdery to the event. However when I walked in the door I couldn't believe what I saw:
HOLY SHIT! I couldn't believe it. The most amazing cake I've ever seen in my life. In fact, the entire thing, except for Mario and the Princess is cake. Even the Piranha Plants are made out of frosting! They even went so far as to add a bouquet to the Princess made out of frosting as well. It was so well done I couldn't believe it.
The cake is the creation of Robin Martin and her staff at Gateaux. From what Annette says, she was super excited to make this cake, as she herself is a huge Legend of Zelda fan. I can't believe the work she did on this, it is simply amazing.
I also can't believe Annette was able to get such great figures for the cake top. If anyone is interested, she ordered them from Japan. There's a box set you can get of the "Mario Family" from Club Nintendo in Japan. Since normal mortals can't buy this thing (you have to get "points" from purchased Nintendo Japan products to get this stuff), she was lucky enough to find someone on eBay willing to sell one and snatched it up right away.
I also have to thank my buddy Ben Edwards for shooting a few photos of this. He put a collection of more images of it on his Flickr account. Our photographers, Studio 306, will have a professional version done later, but I had to get this out there because, lets face it, it's the best wedding cake/gift ever! Annette rocks!
That's pretty rad! Grats. :)
wow. fucking nutty. and of course congrats.
Super rad! Congrats and the like!
2006-09-19 12:13 am (UTC)
I would say congrats but don't like to be a trend whore. So I'll just say holy f'in shit, that cake is amazing. It'd almost be a sin to eat it. Sinner.
Congratulations on the wedding! Also, that cake is totally amazing. Your bride is just super awesome. I wish our wedding cake had been that great!
THat's insane! I want one of those when I get married :)
Holy, holy crap! That's amazing!
2006-09-19 01:36 am (UTC)
Uh.. what did it taste like?
Like cake of course. It was really good.
It sounds like you must have had the best wedding ever. :D
oh, he did, at least from my point of view. annette, ftw!
And whoa... that cake looks so damn awesome. :O
The cake is awesome. You, sir, are the luckiest guy in the world to have such a cool wife. :D
Dude, you have know idea the luck he had in the days before the wedding... Double bullseye in darts in the guys night out, and winning 500 bucks at the casino during the rehearsal dinner... We knew then, that was a sign, this was gonna be a fucking awesome wedding... :)
Dude... damn! You are so lucky! That's gotta be the best wedding cake I have ever seen!
I got to your post via links through joystiq. that is a wonderful cake, and congratulations on your wedding! My boyfriend and I are going to a local classic games event in washington state next weekend, but maybe we will see you at the national classic games event next year?http://www.cgexpo.com
I'm gonna go ahead and echo your reaction, HOLY SHIT!
I don't think I'd be able to eat that.. it's just too awesome to be edible. :D
that's too awesome!!!
1UP! 1UP! 1UP!
that's fantastic! i don't think i could talk my woman into that. lol congratulations on the wedding.
I don't know whether I should say "Congrats" or "Nice cake" first, but I was definitely wowed by that cake.
That is absolutely amazing. That has to be quite an amazing surprise.
2006-09-19 11:54 am (UTC)
Ya made Digg!
The cake was also Digged too (Over 665 diggs last time I checked) with the usual combination of good and bad diggers (some were jealous assholes, sorry): http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/Super_Mario_Wedding_Cake
Congrats on the marriage. Hope it lasts forever. :)
That cake is insanely cool, I commented on Joystiq but then found a link to here. The site has all kinds of amazing cakes, I never knew wedding cakes could be so artistic. I hope you guys have a great time together and congratulations on getting married and having the coolest gaming cake / food item ever =D