The (compact) motherboard as we know it today, only became possible during the late 80's. Only then, did it became possible (and economical) to fit the necessary microprocessors all onto the same flat architecture.
Wikipedia describes it thus:
The motherboard is the central or primary printed circuit board (PCB) making up a complex electronic system, such as a modern computer. It is also known as a mainboard, baseboard, system board, planar board, or, on Apple computers, a logic board, and is sometimes abbreviated casually as mobo.
Chorltan sent a picture to the TG Daily tech blog, of the cake that his wife made him for his birthday.
"My wife very cheekily baked me a motherboard cake for my birthday (sad, but true).
Sad? Methinks not! True geeklove I say :D
Over at the Craftster forum, a member called 'letuescarpe' explained how she made her own motherboard birthday cake for her boyfriend:
This is kind of a cartoon representation of a motherboard. I wandered the candy aisles of the grocery store and CVS [US grocery chain] picking up different items to use. I got some wafer cookies for the RAM slots, an After 5 mint for the Intel chip... Rolos turned out to be especially useful.
Considering she seemingly picked the candy at random, I think she did a wonderful job. A very sweet rendition of a mobo if you ask me.
That's all for tonight. See you Wednesday.