Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Boy Wizard Geekcakes

The Wikipedia for Harry Potter, opens by saying: 
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British Author J.K. Rowling.

It's a simple statement, but it doesn't *quite* cover the fantasy phenomena that is Harry Potter.  

Seven novels, one (to date) spinoff novel, five films (at time of writing), twenty video games, one theme park (due to open in 2009), one proposed musical and almost enough merchandising to challenge the star wars commercial juggernaut. None too shabby considering the first book was only published in 1997.

Oh - and  two most excellent cakes as found on Flickr.  The first is by debbiedoescakes, and the second is by whiplashgirlchild. Check out both of their Flickr galleries for more cake art.



Thats all for today. See you again on Friday.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Geekcake cookies and cupcakes: Dice, Magic The Gathering and Guitar Hero!

Last week I received a lovely email from a lady called Renee who runs the The Domestic Scientist blog. I shall let Renee describe herself in her own words:

"I’m not a housewife, I’m a domestic scientist!

And a huge dork."

The Tag-line of her Blog is "Mad Scientist with a Hint of Nutmeg". That is the kind of Mad Science I can definitely endorse. So without further preamble, I am honoured to share with you some of Renee's creations.

First up: D20 cookies.

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Remember, D20s are not just for D & D.
Many other systems use them as well...

Next we have some deliciously realized Magic The Gathering* Cookies:


Hmmm. Tasty land.


Hmmm. Volcanic icing.

* If you have no idea what MTG is, then this wikipedia page, should start you on the way to learning you everything you never knew you needed to know. This is the official catalogue of all printed cards... evah.

In short it started out as a Collectible Card game (or CCG for short), and is now an online game, (similar to WOW) and is pretty much its own mini self sustaining gaming industry.

And finally... Guitar Hero cupcakes!


Remember, all the instructions for creating your own MTG or D20 cookies, or Guitar Hero Cupcakes can be found over at Renee's blog: The Domestic Scientist

That's it for today. See you Wednesday.