Friday, 15 August 2008

Bzzt! Operation Cake

Ahh. I have fond memories of playing 'Operation' when I was little.

A battery-operated game of physical skill that tested players' hand-eye co-ordination, it was really just a themed wire-loop electrical game. Surprisingly the game first went on sale in 1965, and is still going strong today, thanks to the Hasbro company.

I found this very faithful cake rendition of it over at The Cake Fairy Gallery.

80's Game Operation Cake

It was always trying to extract the wishbone which caught me out.

Have a good weekend all and see you Monday.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Cupcakes Galore! (Oh my)

Naomi Henderson is a cupcake artist, who seems to have an affection for creation small edible cups of cake glee.

I discovered her, when I stumbled across a full interview with her over on the Cupcakes Take The Cake Blog. Naomi has an extensive Flickr album (over 150 cakes!) which can be seen here. I especially like the Space Invaders.

Here for your delight is a brief glimpse at some of the geekier cupcakes:


Barron Geenback never looked so Tasty


Hmmm icing Clouds


Wakka Wakka Wakka

See you Friday!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Rubiks cube!

Invented in 1974 (yes really), the Rubik's Cube is a mechanical cube puzzle that swarmed the globe in the 1980's. Apparently it is the worlds official best selling toy with over 300 million having been sold worldwide to date. The current world record for a single solve in the fastest time, is held by Yu Nakajima of Japan. His lighting fingers solved a scrambld cube in 8.72 seconds.

I had several variations of the cube as a kid (Snake, Pyramid, Clocks), but none came close to beating the original elegant design of the original cube. Which is why todays cake made me smile:

Ribiks's Cube Ccake

Found over at Pimp That Snack (which is in itself a genius title), James Kemp gives detailed step by step instructions on how to create a tasty and colour accurate Rubiks cube cake.

I love the way it is shown alongside an actual Rubok's Cube for size comparison.

The cake was created with a simple Victoria sponge cake covered with coloured icing sugar., and is composed of three seperate layers. The following are just some of the ingrediants: 9 eggs, 18oz butter, 18oz self raising flour, 18oz caster sugar, 1 jar apricot jam. Apparently the most difficult part of the creation process was miking the black colouring just right for the icing.

Check out the original source for full creation instructions.

Apologies for the delayed posting, and see you all on Wednesday (tomorrow) !.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Technical difficulties... and apologies

Due to an over heating laptop and Google's sudden strange inability to let me log onto most of it's services (Gmail - Picasa web album - even erratically Blogger), there will be no Geekgake post today.


I will try to post again tomorrow, and if I am still unable to,  will just post twice on Wednesday (assuming that the log in issues will be fixed by then.)

So see you tomorrow (hopefully)