Get the power up, win the game

The princess is in another castle?

Commitment-phobic fellows everywhere will likely rethink their aversion to tying the knot when they see the wedding cake with which a certain Annette surprised her groom. I don’t know anything about Annette (or Brent Gustafson , her now husband) except that she is obviously super cool and must love her man very much. She apparently didn’t tell Brent that she had ordered this super-detailed Nintendo cake created by Gateaux, Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota. On the day of their wedding, he got quite a surprise.

Luckily, Brent has a LiveJournal, so we can read about his reactions first-hand:

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.

Now that is what I call love! Congrats Annette and Brent!

Photos by Ben Edwards – see more here

12 Responses to “Get the power up, win the game”

  1. Stacy says:

    OK, now that’s a cool cake.

    Having just put the deposit for my wedding cake and having cringed at the price, I’m in fear of how much that cost, though! Wedding cakes are seriously expensive (even mine, in buttercream with just a few fondant accents…)

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    Too true. Even the simple, classic design cakes from supermarkets and other mass-output bakeries can cost a fortune!

  3. patient one says:

    Still, If I’m going to spend a fortune on a cake, why not a crazy fabulous cake that people will talk about for years?

    I thought the X-Box shaped groom’s cake posted before was cool, but this….

    It makes we want to break out the old Game Boy.

  4. Carrie says:

    At my brother’s wedding, they had a cake with pink ribbons going down the cake like wrapping ribbon. It was adorable and cute. My brother had a groom’s cake of a golfing scene.

    Some of the new cakes are crazy with all of the designs. Some look really awesome like that one, but there’s some that look cheesy. There’s a show on Food Network about a cake designer and his cakes look super cheesy not like this awesome one.

  5. Never teh Bride says:

    It’s definitely a slippery slope, Carrie! There is a fine line between a great theme-y cake and one that looks like it ought to be at a kid’s birthday party. Sometimes a baker who can do a great traditional cake will make a shoddy theme-y cake and vice versa.

  6. La BellaDonna says:

    Awwww! There’s a bride who knows and loves her man just as he is – and who understands that it really is his day, too. Otherwise, let’s face it, you just have a woman in a party dress, the formality of which is variable.

    It’s a happy omen, and I hope that Brent treasures his Annette the way she seems to treasure him.

    As far as the Cheesy Cake (not cheesecake, which is also good) Question goes … I’m thinking sometimes good taste is overrated; as long as the cake tastes good, and makes the Bride and Groom happy (and, my preference, isn’t outright offensive), I believe they should go for it. I’d rather see a highly personal cake celebrating a special moment, even if it strays a little into the Cheesy, or even the Comical. If you want a cake shaped like the Enterprise, or Dracula’s Castle, and you share it lovingly with your spouse, more power to you, I say. The only bad cake, IMO, is the cake that’s shoved into the face of the unlucky spouse. For those who don’t know, the symbolism behind feeding the cake to one another is of caring for and nurturing one another; it’s not supposed to be a harbinger of Foodfights In the Future.

  7. Never teh Bride says:

    “sometimes good taste is overrated; as long as the cake tastes good”

    Best. Quote. Ever.

  8. la petite chou chou says:

    That was quite good.

    And I’m happy to say that I agree about the cake shoving. I plan on not marrying but if my guy shoved cake in my face it would be instant anullment (sp?).

  9. patient one says:

    “If you want a cake shaped like the Enterprise, or Dracula’s Castle, and you share it lovingly with your spouse, more power to you, I say. ”

    Exactly! A wedding is supposed to celebrete the bride and groom and what they like. I am not having a white, froofy confection simply because Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewert, or my Aunt Glaydis think I should. (After all, they’re not shelling out the money for the cake!)

  10. Jessica says:

    That cake practically makes me want to cry with its cheesy goodness.

    My fiancé voted down all possibilities of cheese on the cake. I was soooo close to having a little Lego couple on top — I even went shopping on eBay for a little Lego Han Solo minifig and a little Lego Princess Leia minifig. No dice, he said. So the moral of the story is, if you’re going to go all out with a cheesy crazy cake, make sure that your guy is the kind of guy who would appreciate a cheesy crazy cake.

  11. Jessica says:

    Ahem. As my ex-girlfriend would remind me, change “guy” in the above to “partner,” “intended,” “beloved,” or similar.

  12. Jeff Rivera says:

    That’s seriously impressive. I would feel guilty doing anything with that cake besides putting it behind a glass case.