Nerd Cakes

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Neha, the baker behind BlueBay Desserts, is a fan of Harry Potter. Her take on a Severus Snape cake is inspired by how the character looked in the “How It Should Have Ended” take on the franchise, and I have to say that her sculpture is a close match. Besides making Snape, she crafted a potions bottle, a bit of parchment, the Slytherin symbol, and an Advanced Potion Making book to add to the cake. She put a silver doe on the side of the cake because “always.” Sniffle.

See Also: Check out even more Harry Potter cakes

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom and seeing Cinderella’s Castle for the first time. Though I love Disneyland and the smaller Sleeping Beauty Castle, Cinderella’s Castle is absolutely magnificent. It’s grand, it’s detailed, and I’d love to move in. I feel the same way about this massive cake by Francine’s Sweet Treats.

This detailed replica of the magical Disney World castle is over three feet tall! Besides the sheer impressiveness of the construction and engineering, the cake is beautifully decorated. The area around the drawbridge is covered with outlines depicting individual bricks and the windows are all iced.

Drool over some close-up shots of the cake after the break.

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Jo

You might think taking a bite out of this bronze Joker bust would result in a very expensive dental bill, but you’d be wrong. This is an edible bust made by Crazy Sweets and is made entirely out of cake that is covered with fondant and modelling chocolate. The finished look is achieved through the application of edible gold paint with a little black mixed in to bring out the details in his hair and and features.

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I’ve seen several cakes featuring Batman or the Bat symbol but never a cake that looks just like the retro Batcave. I can cross that off my list though thanks to Mike’s Amazing Cakes. The talented baker designed the edible Batcave around the client’s diecast Batmobile. Mike doesn’t state which parts are fake and which are edible, so I’m going to pretend/hope everything except the Batmobile is sugar-based. Yum.

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frozen cake

(via Disney Food Blog)

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Sometimes I forget that Gollum can be a scary creature, but this realistic cake by Sweet Little Treat has refreshed my memory. Baker Karin spent about 30 hours working on the confection and did a top notch job capturing every detail in Gollum’s sneer. I’m particularly impressed by his teeth. It’s uncanny!

Karen made Gollum’s head for the Cakes from Middle-earth collaboration and used modeling chocolate, fondant, and edible paints to craft the cake. Those single strands of wispy hair? They’re made from sugar.

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Elsa

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the owner Cakes Cove and the awesome stuff she makes. So, when I heard that she’s doing a Kickstarter to help open a retail location, I jumped in to help.

Then she went and sent me the pictures of this new Elsa cake and now I really want to help her get a shop because if she’s making things like this at home, can you imagine what she’d do with a dedicated space? She has 4 days to go and she could use your help.

Head after the break to see more pictures of this amazing Elsa cake along with the project video.

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Smaug spends most of his time covered in gold and looking menacing, but he occasionally takes a break to look fantastic in cake form. Baker Sheila Haughie of I Love Cakes By Sheila crafted this stunning dessert for a Cakes from Middle-earth Cake Collaboration in honor of  The Hobbit. The cake features Smaug flying towards Lake-town saying “I am fire, I am death” and spewing flames. Haughie placed LEDs inside the chest of the dragon to make it glow.

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hhg cake

Mikey Mason got a pretty awesome cake for his birthday, and it came with a towel. Sort of. This creative Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy cake was decorated to look like a stack of towels, and the decorator did a smashing job. It was apparently made from two sheet cakes and lots of frosting with fondant for the guide.

If you eat a towel, is that the same as carrying a towel? Anyway, happy birthday, Mikey!

(photo via Instagram)

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A classic fairy tale gets a steampunk twist in this detailed cake by Zorica’s Cake Art. The dessert was made for the Steampunk Sugar Geeks and depicts Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf with steampunk touches. The group includes over 40 sugar artists who worked together to come up with over 100 ideas for steampunk-themed desserts.

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