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It wasn’t until I watched the movies recently that I really understood why people were so obsessed with the Lord of the Rings movies/books.  While I still haven’t read the books, I was blown away by the movies (despite their length bordering on the annoying).  Having at least seen the movies, I now have an even better appreciation for the Lord of the Rings cakes that I come across.  In the past, I posted an amazing Dark Tower cake with the Eye of Sauron and just recently I posted a One Ring cake but I think this Gandolf on a Hobbit Hole cake blows them both away.

This beautiful and incredibly detailed cake featuring Gandalf standing on a Hobbit Hole was created by Silvia Nirolova for her son’s birthday.  To say that she is a talented cake maker would be a huge understatement because not only is the detail on Gandalf very impressive, but just the attention given to the leaves has my jaw on the floor.  She has a very lucky son!

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Lord of the Rings Gandolf Birthday Cake

Lord of the Rings Gandolf on a Hobbit Hole Cake

[Source:  Silvia Nirolova via Between the Pages]

Like many people, I have probably spent much more time than I would care to admit playing the Angry Birds games.  Whether it is the original, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Seasons or even Angry Birds Star Wars, I have played them all and one could make the case that I might be slightly addicted to them.  However, in my defense, they are really fun games and I enjoy a good challenge which many levels are, especially if you want to get 3 stars.

Speaking of Angry Birds Star Wars, this spectacular Angry Birds Star Wars birthday cake was made by the clearly talented cake makers at In My Mother’s Kitchen.  I don’t know who Riley is, but I would suspect they had a pretty awesome birthday thanks to this cake!

I would say this is my second favorite all time Angry Birds Star Wars cake, right behind the Angry Birds Star Wars cake I posted with multiple tiers and right above the cake I posted with the giant Chewbacca bird.

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Angry Birds Star Wars Birthday Cake

Angry Birds Star Wars Cake

[Source:  In My Mother’s Kitchen via Between the Pages]

Although I have the games installed on my PC, I have yet to get around to playing any of the Mass Effect games.  Judging by the glowing reviews that many of my gaming friends have given it, I am sure I will love it, I just haven’t got around to playing it yet as I have a ton of other games I want to play first.  However, even though I don’t know everything about the Mass Effect franchise, I still enjoy seeing cool stuff inspired by the game such as the custom Mass Effect shoes I posted a while back or the amazing fan made Mass Effect Monopoly game.  In this case, I have found a spectacular Mass Effect inspired wedding cake!

This stunning Mass Effect wedding cake features the NORMANDY SR-2, the HQ of the Lazarus Cell.  As for the yummy details of the cake, it is a red velvet cake covered with modeling chocolate while the wings are made of sugar paste.  Its not often I get to say this but yay for the lack of fondant!

This NORMANDY SR-2 cake was made by the obviously talented cake makers at Christopher Garren’s Let Them Eat Cake.

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NORMANDY SR-2 Wedding Cake

Mass Effect Wedding Cake

[Source:  Christopher Garren’s Let Them Eat Cake via Between the Pages]

Nothing says ‘I love Lord of the Rings’ quite like a cake that looks like the One Ring.  If you can’t get a giant cake like the Dark Tower cake with the Eye of Sauron that I posted back in December, a One Ring cake would still work great for any Lord of the Rings viewing parties (although I would have more than just cake because the movies are really long and people are going to get hungry).

This amazing Lord of the Rings inspired One Ring cake was made by the obviously talented cake maker the Cake Whisperer.  I don’t know what kind of occasion this cake was made for but I’m sure whoever got to eat it was really happy.  Too bad they didn’t send me a piece.

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One Ring Cake

Lord of the Rings One Ring Cake

[Source:  the Cake Whisperer via Between the Pages]

Thanks to all of the holiday weight I put on a couple of months ago (I think everybody just made more cookies and stuff than usual this year), I have decided to cut out the sweets and any unnecessary calories until I am no longer in danger of having to buy all new pants that are bigger than my current ones.  However, while I may be avoiding the consumption of sweets, I still love looking at them, especially when they are geeky!

Speaking of geeky cupcakes, Cake Central member Yokko made this amazing Spock cupcake!  I’m not sure how I feel about the black look of the cupcake itself but the handmade Spock cupcake topper is amazing!  I’d say it turned out really well!

Remember, if you hope to live long and prosper, avoid the sweets!

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Spock Cupcake

Star Trek Spock Cupcake

[Via Between the Pages]

It seems like pretty much everybody is addicted to coffee these days.  Everybody I have ever known drinks it except me.  When I tell people that I don’t drink coffee (I don’t like hot drinks in general), I get a lot of strange looks and shocked reactions.  People seem to have a hard time believing that a person can get going in the morning without coffee but I am one who can.

However, for those who need caffeine to get going and prefer to use a french press rather than stop by Starbucks, I think I may have found the perfect french press cozy for you, especially if you love Doctor Who!

If you have some knitting skills or know somebody that does, you can get the pattern to make this fantastic Dalek french press cozy for free thanks to ravelry user Coryna Blasko.  If you want the pattern, head here to get it.

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Doctor Who french press cozy

Doctor Who Dalek French Press Cozy

[Source:  Ravelry via That's Nerdalicious]