Few things are more important on a wedding day (apart from both partners turning up; the ring being secure; and nobody objecting during the ceremony) than the cake. Very few weddings are without such a centrepiece. It's just a shame that so many couples opt for the same traditional, boring designs when there is so much opportunity to impress and surprise the guests.
Here are 30 brilliant examples, to be used as inspiration for your own big day.
Above: A wedding cake fit for an action hero.
Above: An illustration of things to come? Hopefully not.
Above: There's nothing like brutal honesty wrapped in a Portal nod to begin a marriage.
Above: A wedding massacre.
Above: A show of vanity so incredible as to be impressive.
Above: A wedding cake fit for geeks.
Above: The most unappetising wedding cake I've ever wanted.
Above: A work of baked art.
Above: For Stargate fans only.
Above: Good news everyone!
Above: A cake for the Lego lovers amongst us.
Above: Binary deliciousness.
Above: Nothing is safe from Steampunk. Not even cakes.
Above: Not-so-good news everyone!
Above: Yes, that's a cake.
Above: A Mario Kart cake so stunning, it would be painful to eat it.
Above: Disgusting and incredible.
Above: One small step for man, one giant leap for man and wife...
Above: A phenomenal Dali-inspired wedding cake.
Above: The courthouse scene from Back to the Future, as a cake.
Above: Joker's Revenge.
Above: A wedding cake modelled on the Death Star. So romantic.
Above: The xkcd Cake.
Above: A Dungeons and Dragons wedding cake.
Above: A James Bond cake. Even the helicopter is edible.
Above: An edible homage to Scrabble.
Above: The true gamer's wedding cake.
Above: I now pronounce you Ghostbusters.
Above: The Gothic Wedding Cake.
This article was written by Shaun Usher, a blogger from Manchester. The views expressed in it are his and do not necessarily match those of Free Dating.co.uk.