xkcd Comic Wedding Cake (1555)
This wedding cake is inspired by the webcomic xkcd. I had not heard of this comic before, but was able to find out more about it after talking to my husband. Apparently the comic mixes romance, sarcasm and some math all together in a single comic strip that appears every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the website.
The top of the cake includes cutouts of the comic characters with a red heart on a wire between them. The entire cake is covered in white fondant with black thin bands at the base of each tier. Equations inspired by this comic decorate the remaining tiers. (You can buy the t-shirt of this comic here.)
We also included some unusual flavors including banana cake with coffee & chocolate mousse and vanilla with raspberry & strawberry mousse. The wedding cake was delivered to the Hyatt on the Hudson in Jersey City.
Here’s the image from the xkcd site that inspired the cake:
Thanks to @hissasa for translating some of the equations. My math is a bit rusty:
I hope you noticed that it says: sqrt(<3) or the root of love; cos(<3) the cause of love; and [1 0; 0 1]<3 the identity of love.
or maybe I just a huge nerd. Basically, I want this for my wedding.
Thanks to the cousin of the groom (and xkcd fan) who left us this comment!!
You are the artist responsible for this cake? What a marvelous job, thank you! This cake was a big center of attention at the wedding, and delicious, to boot!
-cousin of the groom (and an xkcd fan at that =))
Update: Here’s a smaller two-tier version of the XKCD cake we recently created for another wedding: