LOVE/HATE: The Gearhead Edition

Oh, Mike’s Amazing Cakes, how I love thee. Unlike other bakers (and florists and caters, etc.) your use of amazing in your moniker is not so much boasting as it is a statement of fact. Want a wedding cake featuring the horrible kraken? No problem. A wedding cake that looks like dirt? Want the Hulk to smash your wedding cake? Or maybe you’re in the market for a steampunk wedding cake. Well your wish is Mike’s Amazing Cakes’ command!


LOVE it! I wouldn’t ever order it for my own wedding, not being a big fan of the whole wood, brass, and gears aesthetic, but I can certainly admire the workmanship and skill that went into this steampunk wedding cake. The only negative comment I could see hearing from people is that wedding cakes like this one take a wedding theme too far, but as we’ve discussed many times here at Manolo for the Brides, if you’re going to design your wedding around a theme, why not go all the way?

What say you?

(via Great White Snark)

8 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The Gearhead Edition”

  1. Jennie says:

    If you are going there…Go BIG!!! Not for everyone but completely Fabulous!

  2. Lizz says:

    Love, love, LOVE!!!

  3. T. Beard says:

    That’s the coolest cake I’ve seen! I love all the metal effects, like the polish on the ‘copper’… would be perfect for an engineer wedding!

  4. Margo says:

    That is fabulous, so well executed. I’d have it as a cake regardless of theme. Heck, full disclosure: I’d eat it off of my lap in front of the Simpsons.

  5. Kristin says:

    The way I feel about a theme wedding is the same way I feel about dancing: if you half-ass it, it just embarrasses everyone. That cake is mind-blowing. I second Margo.

  6. ChristianeF says:

    I really like this cake. I had to Ask Jeeves what “steampunk” is, but it’s a really lovely cake.

  7. celline says:

    wow,wow,wow,so amazing,i really like it so much,look really very lovely!!

  8. Random says:

    My opinion on the question is that a wedding is a personal venture. It’s not supposed to be about ‘impressing’, it’s supposed to be about what the couple wants. If people want themes, then right on! Go big, go little, just go the way you want to. Don’t listen to the naysayers. If you don’t want a theme, then carry on.

    Oh, and the cake? Mike put the capitol ‘A’ in Amazing.