I like doing cake round-ups if you haven't noticed. I've done groom's cakes, cupcake displays and geeky wedding cakes so far. But sometimes some offbeat wedding cakes defy categorization. Here is a round-up of some wedding cakes and don't actually fit the “wedding cake” mold…
Flickr member redowa submitted this pic to or Flickr pool and explained the story behind it, “We had no idea what we wanted in or on the cake. As we were talking with our baker, we started to get excited and wanted to draw… so she found us paper and some Crayola markers. We ended up drawing a perfect day from a kid's sketchbook. The baker dutifully reproduced our ridiculous sketch in fondant.”
Thanks to Velma for submitting this Tiki wedding cake! “Tiki-themed cake, complete with hula bride-and-groom, thatched hut, waterfall, palm trees, and villagers. What more could a girl want?”
Oh man, I will NEVER forget this cake from Melissa & Phil's Day of the Dead, heavy metal Mexipalooza wedding, there's nothing freaking like it.
Way back in 2008 Ariel shared an OM NOM NOM-Y good shot from Rachel and Ali's wedding, but what she failed to show you was their awesome domed wedding cake.
This was my first encounter with an offbeat wedding cake. The oversized popcorn and root beer float are actually the cakes from Ragani and Will's wedding.
I am in awe of this cake. And even though it does look like a wedding cake, it still is absolutely incredible. The cake was made by one of the bridesmaids! And it featured white chocolate koi fish, along with celtic knot work.
Flickr member juicyasana added this photo of their cake by Adrienne's. She explains, “The design on the cake and the colors were taken from our invites. There is also an andinkra symbol (the moon and star) in a couple places on the cake. The flavors were lemon, peanut butter chocolate and carrot!”
The cake is a drum! (From Dannette and Nicholas' musically inspired wedding.)
Flickr member neoshoegal described this as “Our Big Chocolate Wedding Cake” I… have no words for this. Wait — is it spitting fire too!? Wow.
Speaking of fire, this cake from Elena & Flo's French castle wedding was a total surprise, thought up on the fly by the whole staff. This chocolate volcano-looking cake has cookies plastered all over it, with little flares going off. It kind of looks like a Dalek to me.
Look at the tree cake! Now look at the cute the little nest cake topper! Thanks to flickr member pocky_pepper for submitting this to the Flickr pool.
RubyRedRing uploaded this cake to our Flickr pool and explained that it's a “double happiness takeout box (vegan chocolate) and red velvet underneath with frog closures that matched the ones on my dress.” It's pretty stunning.
And who can forget the giant Peep cake from Emily & Wil's eccentric, candy-coated wedding!
Offbeat Bride Tribe member Wohlbedacht shared her awesome nut and bolt wedding cake with us.
We always love us some more food porn, so if you want to show off your offbeat wedding cake make sure to upload them to the Offbeat Bride Flickr pool or tell us what you did in the comments.