Friday, 22 August 2008

Slayer geekcake!

Aaaah, Buffy*. Is there a geek out there who doesn't know of your vampire slaying influence on popular entertainment?

Originally airing from 1997 until 2003, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series seems to be Marmite TV for geeks. People either seem to love it or hate it, but everyone is aware of it.

Up until a few days ago, I had not seen even one Buffy geekcake in all my image searching, and then the Flickr group Special Day Cakes produced this crafted piece:

Flickr_Buffy

Check out the Flickr link above for a nice gallery of (mostly non geek) cake, but one lovely Tardis



*If you don't know what the TV series was all about, this link should help, and here is the Wikipedia entry.

That's all for today folks. See you Monday, when I have some exceptional cookie treats to share with you ..

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

six, I say .., SIX Halo geek cakes !

As I've been building this blog, I have noticed that certain geek subjects seem to draw out the creative cake-makers out there.

Consoles are popular presumably because they are square/rectangular, and therefore easy to ice. Daleks also seem to inspire the cake makers. Mario and associated characters seem to draw out those who most want an icing challenge, and sometimes the dedication of the Star Wars cake-making fans has to be seen to be believed.

One thing has surprised me though, and that is the seeming popularity of Halo( 1,2 and 3) cakes.

The Halo symbol is a tricky thing to reproduce normally let alone in icing, and the Chieftain / Helmet shapes don't lend themselves easily to cake baking, yet time and time again, when I search for geekcake I find Halo yumminess on display.

So now, without further rambling, I present to you my (current) six most favorite Halo geekcakes.

Enjoy.


Someone cares for Jason enough to not only make him this cake,
but work his face into the picture too!
Found on Flickr

Flikr_Halo_4Jason



This intimidating creature is a Chieftain rendered in cheesecake!
Found over at the Layers of Love blog.

Halo_cheesecake_Chieftan



The Mum Loves Cooking blog describes all the steps needed to create this chocolately beauty:

Halo_shirt_chocolate_cake



Again over at Layers of Love, someone lucky called Nate gets a special Master Chief cake:

Nate_MasterChief_halo_cake



From kotaku.com A wonderfully shiny Helmet cake:

Halo_MasterChief_helmet_cake

Created at a local Bakery to order, the ingredients were not specified beforehand. Apparently Once the owners could bear to eat it, they discovered the Chief had Rice Krispie treats for brains!



Finally this Flickr creation is so white it's almost magical:

halo3_White_Flikr_cake

Thank you for Jean-Luc David over at Flickr, for sharing pictures of that with the internet

That's all for now see you Friday!

Monday, 18 August 2008

The only ever accidental Geekcake?

Occasionaly I come across a cake and don't really need to know the story behind it. It's much more fun to image. I would guess in this instance, that the text required for icing was made via a web form with broken code. Code which the bakery mistook for the actual icing request...,

Accidental_geekcake

Accidental Geekcake?

Unfortunately I am not sure what language the code errors are in.

See you Wednesday when I have a larger than averge post planned..,