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As much as I hate to admit it, I never got into the whole Transformers craze.  I suppose it has something to do with the fact that the show was on before I was born (well, I was alive for the last few months of the show according to wikipedia).  However, I know a lot of people that are obsessed with the Transformers whether it was from the cartoon all those years ago or the more recent movies and for those people, I thought I should highlight this amazing gingerbread Optimus Prime.

I’m not sure of the girls name that created this epic Optimus Prime gingerbread sculpture but it is apparently the friend of Reddit user downvotedagain.  This girl spent a week and a half building this gingerbread Optimus Prime out of 700-800 pieces and she won a gingerbread contest with it that got her around $6500 (she is from Sweeden).  I’d say that’s not too bad for a week and a half of work!  Apparently she is going to spend the money on a trip to Bora Bora which sounds rather nice this time of year.  Congrats to her!

I am definitely impressed!

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Gingerbread Optimus Prime

Gingerbread Optimus Prime

[Source:  Reddit]

Anybody who knows the full extent of my geekiness knows that I love to build my own computers and I have a slight obsession with graphics cards.  The last couple of gaming machines I have built, I have gone for the most expensive cards available at the time which were dual-GPU cards that I think set me back at least $750.  Of course I never need that kind of performance at the time but I like to make sure my machines last me a while and that usually does the trick.  My gaming desktop which I am currently writing this on will turn 4 years old in a month and I am only now starting to plan my next build.

Anyway, speaking of graphics cards, I came across this fantastic AMD Radeon graphics card cake that I thought those of you who are hardware enthusiasts would love!

This Radeon GPU cake was created by james111333 from the Overclockers UK forums.  I’d say he did one heck of a job!  Now I can’t decide if I want to eat some cake or build a computer.  Better yet, why don’t I do both!

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AMD Radeon GPU Cake

AMD Radeon Graphic Card Cake

[via AMD Gaming]

Of all of the Angry Birds games (which I play almost all of them daily), I think the Star Wars version is my favorite.  It doesn’t feel quite as difficult as some of the other Angry Birds games can be which is nice from a frustration point of view but I also prefer the birds special abilities compared to the other games.  The only thing that I think would make the game better is if you had the option to play as the Empire too.  I think that would make for some interesting game play.

Well, since what I think would be good for the game will probably never happen, I guess I will just salivate over this awesome Chewbacca bird cake instead.

This awesome Chewbacca bird cake was created by Mike’s Amazing Cakes and I think they did a fantastic job with it!  My only complaint is there I have no real grasp of its size because there really isn’t something I can compare it too.  I think it looks big but for all I know it could be just a few inches tall.  I wish there was something to give me a sense of size for this cake.  Big or small, it still looks awesome.

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Angry Birds Star Wars Chewbacca Cake

Angry Birds Star Wars Chewbacca Bird Cake

[Source:  Mike’s Amazing Cakes via Between the Pages]

Millennium Falcon Pizza

Jeremy Bray —  September 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

Anybody that has been following Global Geek News for any decent length of time knows that I am addicted to pizza.  Never does a week go by where I don’t eat at least two pizzas and sometimes three.  My personal record is fifteen days in a row of pizza (one day I will break this but right now my new diet won’t let me) and if it wasn’t for circumstances preventing it, it wouldn’t have stopped there.

Well, speaking of pizza, about a month ago I posted a delicious looking Boba Fett pizza and since it seems people like the combination of Star Wars and pizza, I thought I would share this delicious looking Millennium Falcon pizza!

I am not certain, but I think the creator of this delicious looking Millennium Falcon pizza was the person behind the ‘I Love to Geek’ Facebook page.  I’d say they did a pretty good job putting this together!

It is a good thing that tonight is one of my usual pizza nights because this Millennium Falcon really has me craving some pizza.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pizza

Millennium Falcon Pizza

[Source:  I Love to Geek]

A long time ago, I posted some Star Wars inspired Stormtrooper latte art that looking back in comparison to all of the other latte art I have posted is so ugly I probably should have never posted it.  It was a decent effort but looking back, it just wasn’t up to the quality standards I try to hold this site up to.  However, today I have found some great Stormtrooper latte art that is worthy of being on Global Geek News!

Sadly, I have no idea who the talented barista is that made this awesome work of Star Wars latte art but they did a great job!  If you know who made this awesome Stormtrooper latte art, let us know in the comments below so they can get the credit they deserve!

I’m not a coffee drinker but I could probably use a nice cup of Stormtrooper right about now.  Waking up at 4am with an extremely upset stomach is not fun and now I am so tired I will probably end up falling asleep at work.  At least the weekend is almost here!

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Stormtrooper Latte Art

Star Wars Stormtrooper Latte Art

[via Reddit]

Even though I have been a huge Legend of Zelda fan since I was a kid, I have never played Wind Waker.  For many years, I have been put off by the graphical style it has which was such a huge change from Ocarina of Time (perhaps the best game of all time).  However, I have finally changed my thought process and now I am really looking forward to checking out the game when the HD version comes out for the Wii U later this year.  Until then, I can just stare at pictures of this incredible Legend of Zelda Wind Waker cake!

I posted a really cool Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker cake in the past but I don’t think it is even in the same league as the one below!

The incredible cake makers over at Nerdache Cakes (we have featured many of their creations in the past if you want to search for them in the box on the right) made this incredible Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker cake for a birthday party last week.  The amount of time and detail that went into this cake is amazing!

As for the yummy details, the cake was a vanilla/white chocolate chip cake with vanilla and almond buttercream, a layer of crushed sugar cookies and lots of white chocolate ganache. The front of the ship (The King of Red Lions) is carved foam and chocolate. Link and Zelda are 8″ inch fondant figures and all of the waves around the boat are fondant (yuck!) too.  As for the sail, it is papercraft.

Unfortunately, there is one thing that is very wrong with this cake.  It was made for a 1 year old’s birthday.  Why would you have something this amazing made for a kid that will never remember it, most likely has no clue who Link and Zelda are and I doubt has ever played the game?  It just makes no sense to me!  That would be like making the cake for me when I have never even played the game.  However, in my case, I can at least appreciate how amazing the cake is.  Anyway, here are some of the amazing pictures.

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Wind Waker Cake

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Close Up

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Close Up

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Ship

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Ship

[Source:  Nerdache Cakes]