Sometimes we nerds have to consume more than Coke and Taco Bell as we save the world from strangely electromagnetic villains and mean orcs. So what do we do to get the power-up? We bake. Cupcakes, no less.

justJENNrecipes.com has posted pics and a how-to for the cupcakes she created to show off her stationery at a comic book shop. Naturally, Jenn wanted to go with a superhero theme, so she used fondant icing to create cupcakes bearing Phoenix, Captain America and Superman crests.


It seems cupcakes are spreading wider than syphilis these days, as the dear boyfriend and I even got into the act over the weekend. Our cupcakes were messier than Jenn’s and we didn’t use fondant, but gosh golly, we loved our 1upcakes just the same:

Have you baked something as a testament to your Mario Kart skills? Decorated cookies to look like the early 20th century weapons found in Red Dead Redemption? Tweet your pics to @nerdbastards with the hashtag #NBcakes, and we may feature them in a future post about sweet edible nerd art!

Source: justJENNrecipes.com, via @GuyKawasaki

I’m a girl. I wear skirts, I have boobs and dainty feet, and I like to spend an hour straightening my hair. That doesn’t preclude my love of nerd crap, though. My bookshelves are filled with Star Wars tomes, comics are piled up on the ottoman and Wind Waker Link sits atop my tv stand. Where I have trouble, however, is shopping for clothing.

I 3 nerds.

I <3 nerds.

You might react to that with, “What? A girl has problems shopping? Isn’t that, like, in your DNA or something?” If I were complaining about looking for a new trench from Macy’s or yet another slinky tank dress from H&M, you’d be right. But nerdwear? It’s a man’s world, baby, and we ladies can only walk through and sigh.

After the jump, read more ranty words and check out three examples of how women get the shaft — and not in the way you’re hoping.