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It has been a long time since I have posted a geeky cake (two months to be exact) so I thought today would be the perfect day to post one since I came across this cool Mario cake in my normal visits to my favorite nerd sites.  I’ve posted a ton of Super Mario themed cakes and even cupcakes in the past such as this mind blowing Super Mario Bros wedding cake and this sweet Mario warp pipe cake but I’m pretty sure this is the first one that has featured a giant mushroom as a house.

This cute Super Mario inspired cake was created by Cake Central Member KOs Cakes.  It features all kinds of Mario staples like Mario (obviously), a goomba, piranha plants, fire flower power ups, stars, mushrooms and more!  As for the tasty details of this cake, Mario, the chimney, clouds and plants were made out of modeling chocolate and the mushroom house is made with fondant (not so tasty).

Even though I may have a major dislike of fondant, you can’t argue with how good of looking cakes you make out the stuff.

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Super Mario Bros Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Bros Cake

[via Between the Pages]

It never ceases to amaze me how people will put such tremendous amounts of time into a project just to make something cool.  Whether it is some giant piece of bead art or a massive LEGO build, I am always blown away by the things that people spend months making just to make something amazing.  Well, speaking of amazing things that took a long time to make, I woke up this morning to find this incredible Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past map cross-stitch that took 9 months to make!

Like most mornings, when I woke up, one of the first websites I checked was reddit and unlike some mornings, it really paid off because on the front page was this incredible Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past map cross-stitch created by user tibtibs.  It took her 400-500 hours over 9 months to make this incredible cross-stitch for her boyfriend who is obviously a big Zelda fan and an extremely lucky man!

She didn’t have a link (pun intended) but she says she found the pattern on Etsy so if you have some cross-stitching skills and want to make your own, you can probably find the pattern on there somewhere.

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Legend of Zelda Map Cross-Stitch

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Map Cross-Stitch

[Source:  tibtibs]

Epic Steampunk Game Boy

Jeremy Bray —  February 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

Ever since I was a kid, I have had a slight Game Boy obsession.  I always used to carry one with me no matter where I went (Now I carry my Nintendo 3DS with me) as well as a pack of batteries because any Game Boy fan knows it will always die on you at the worst possible time.  I have amassed a nice little collection of them over the years ranging from the original Game Boy to the Game Boy Advance (I really need to find another one of those because the screen on mine has got so dark it is almost impossible to see).  Well, if there is one Game Boy I would love to add to my collection, it would be this incredible Steampunk Game Boy!

This amazing Steampunk Game Boy was created by Wendy Dearum.  Sadly, I have no other details as I just saw this being shared around on Facebook.  However, if history has taught me anything, it is that the creator of the stuff I post will eventually find the post and respond to questions so if Wendy ever sees this post, these are the questions I have.  First, how long did it take to make this? Second, does the Game Boy still work?  And last, is it for sale and if so, how much?  I seriously want this for my Game Boy collection!

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Steampunk Nintendo Game Boy

Steampunk Game Boy

[via Steampunk on Facebook]

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned it before but for those that might be new, my favorite franchise of games is the God of War franchise.  The other franchises I post about like Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog and many others hold a special place in my heart but God of War is by far my favorite.  Between the incredible graphics, storytelling (not counting Ascension which I didn’t think was near as good), brutal action, puzzles and Greek mythology, I think it is incredible.  I should also note that as I am typing this, I am wearing my God of War hat (I told you I was a fan!)  Well, if you are a huge Kratos fan like I am, then you are going to want to decorate your gaming room with this amazing Kratos bust!

The folks at Gaming Heads are selling this stunning life-size Kratos bust for $599.99.  I will admit that is pretty steep but only 500 are being made and the paint and finer detail is all done by hand.  Currently, these are available for pre-order and won’t be shipping until sometime in Q3 2014.

I’m really trying to justify spending that kind of money on this because I would love to have one of these in my bedroom, even if there is a chance it will give me nightmares.  I just don’t see that I have that kind of money right now to spend on something like this even if it is the coolest thing ever!

If you decide to order one, let me know in the comments below!  I would love to hear if it looks as good in person as it does in the pictures.

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Kratos Bust

God of War Kratos Bust

[Source:  Gaming Heads]

As much as I love cookies, I will never bake them.  It is not that I don’t have the baking skill to do so as I spent a good part of my childhood baking cookies with my grandmother, it is simply that I enjoy the dough much more than the actual cookies so I eat all the dough long before the cookies get anywhere near the oven.  Well, luckily there are some people with more restraint than I have that are not only able to make it through the baking process but can make it all the way through the frosting process to be able to end up with some really cool looking cookies.

Speaking of cool looking cookies, Adda Boys Cookies made these amazing balloon shaped Dalek cookies for a young Doctor Who fan named Ana that apparently turned 5.  I’d say she had a pretty happy birthday to get cookies this awesome!  However, I will admit the whole balloon shaped thing confuses me.  Why put Daleks in balloons?  Is there something I am missing?  If so, tell me in the comments below!

The one bad part about blogging things like this is that it makes me hungry and now I am going to have to run out and buy some cookie dough.  So much for my resolution to lose weight this year!

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Balloon Dalek Cookies

Doctor Who Dalek Cookies

[Source:  Adda Boys Cookies via Between the Pages]

In the past, I have posted some pretty cool (pun intended) ice sculptures including a Millennium Falcon ice sculpture and a C-3PO and R2-D2 ice sculpture but nothing compares to the scale, and impressive detail of this enormous Optimus Prime ice sculpture below.

Several days ago, I was browsing my Facebook news feed when I stumbled across this massive and insanely detailed Optimus Prime ice sculpture.  The description of it said it was 26 feet tall, but after finding a picture with its creators standing in front of it, I don’t think it is anywhere near 26 foot.  My guess would be closer to 18 feet but perspective is everything so I really don’t know how tall it is but it is still impressively large!

The obviously amazingly talented ice sculptors Antti Pedrozo and Michael de Kok are the guys that created this incredible Transformer ice sculpture.  I haven’t found any information on how long it took them to make this or any other real details but I’m sure it wasn’t a short amount of time.  It was worth every second of work put into it though!

And yes, he does transform into a puddle.

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Transformers Ice Sculpture

Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture

[Source:  Antti Pedrozo and Michael de Kok]