Back to the Future wedding cake

This fantastic courthouse-scene-from-Back -to-the-Future cake was Flickr user Snot Boogie's wedding cake: "The cake was the clock tower and was red velvet. It was done by Caryn's Cakes in Atlanta."

Wedding Cake (Thanks, Jay!)


  1. This kid, whose mama went to the trouble to christen him Omar Isaah Betts… You know, he forgets his jacket, his nose starts running and some asshole, instead of giving him a Kleenex, he calls him “Snot”. So he’s Snot forever. Doesn’t seem fair.

  2. Two of my favourite things: cake and Back to the Future. I am aghast at this cake, in awe. I love it!!!! It almost makes me want to get married.

  3. “Let me show you my plan for sending you home. Please excuse the crudity of this model, I didn’t have time to build it to scale or to paint it.”

  4. Hmmm, a cake design based on a series of movies in which the girlfriend of the main character is concussed or otherwise removed from the story within the first five minutes of the movie, allowing the male lead to move about, um, unfettered.

    I always wondered why they even bothered having a girlfriend character. Possible to prove that the main character was not, heaven forfend, gay.

    It was a plot device that ruined the movies for me. (That and the fact that the “aged” actors were about as convincing in their make-up and performance as high school drama students with cornstarch in their hair…

    /me does NOT like the marginalization of women in these films. And for a wedding cake subject? Jeepers, that doesn’t bode well. The bride had better watch her back.

  5. Wow! Must have had a lot of time. Its painted AND built to scale.

    Yes, I’ve seen the movies a few times, why?

  6. Snot boogie? Who would marry someone named that? Maybe someone with the first name “Let’s” who would become “Let’s Boogie.”

  7. I was hoping this would be a delorian with the bride and groom statues having one foot in the car while they looked at their watches. One of them would wear shiny glasses, the other would have a hoverboard.

  8. Add a few zombie action figures and you have Lucy Knisley’s poster in marvelous 3D cake form.

  9. Although I didn’t attend the wedding, Snot Boogie is a co-worker (NOT cow-orker, but a fan of The Wire) of mine. Very happy for him and his bride (and this cake).

  10. SB is also a friend, and I attended the wedding. I can personally attest that the cake was both impressive and delicious. Congrats again, y’all!

    (And SB – thanks for the heads-up on this and sending the link.)

  11. “Please excuse the crudity of this cake. I didn’t have time to build it to scale or paint it.”

  12. Caryn makes the best cakes in the world – hands down. And you can go to her bakery in Atlanta and try her fantastic cupcakes.

  13. Please excuse the crudity of this cake, I didn’t have time to build it to scale.

    The director of the BTTF movies said that giving Marty a girlfriend was a mistake that made story problems for the sequels, and admitted that just knocking her out was a pretty clumsy thing to do.

  14. How did everyone else not outgrow the series by the time the thrid one came out like I did? The first was a fine movie- when you’re 12. if you’re a bit older, (like 14) then you’re too old for this dreck. If you’re getting married with the cake like this… you’re on the same level as 30- year old Dragonball fans.

    Nice work on the cake though.

  15. I’m glad they got at least one good picture before Doc Brown accidentally set the thing on fire.

  16. Baldhead, Back to the Future came out when I was a year old. People my age are getting married. There’s no outgrowing what’s been around your entire life and presented to you at just about the right age.

  17. Baldhead, saying stuff like that makes you sound very boring. Why would you have to outgrow Back to the Future?

    Do you sit around watching Ken Burns documentaries, eating rice cakes and drinking purified water?

  18. Baldhead, what a dicky thing to say!

    BTTF I and II were two of my favourite childhood movies, and probably stoked my interested in SF to be fair.

    Your judgmental attitude says more about you then people who like the movies.

  19. That’s an amazing cake. I never cease to be surprised by the great things that true artists can achieve these days.

  20. @ #17

    When I go to the movies with someone, we discuss which movie we are going to see. Inevitably people have opinions. Have you noticed this? Some folks don’t like horror movies or romantic comedies. Some people can’t abide Angelina Jolie or, say, Adam Sandler. If I see a movie I can’t stand, I make a note of the director and producer and I give their future projects a pass.

    People do outgrow things. It happens. And this is an unusual choice for a wedding cake. I hope both bride AND groom are huge fans.

    If I was going to go with a film made for a younger audience as a wedding cake, I think I’d chose something like “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. It’s a far more romantic film. Besides, Tim Burton’s signature spirals would look so awesome in purple royal icing on a gum paste interpretation of the curling hill, complete with marzipan pumpkins.

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