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Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Big Fat Geek Wedding Cake

Photo by Yolande Cole
While Sylvia handled most of the preparations for our wedding, I had one very important job: create a fitting cake topper. Since our theme was "My Big Fat Geek Wedding," I needed to create a scene that represented Sylvia and me while staying true to the pop culture iconography we used for the music, decorations and place settings. Putting Captain Kirk on top of the cake was a no-brainer, and I knew that Sylvia had loved her Barbies as a child. But it took weeks of searching before I found a Barbie that was roughly to scale with my Kirk figure. As you can see, however, it all worked out in the end! The cake was delicious, too - a very rich dark chocolate.

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