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Despite the fact that I have been a gamer for over 23 years, I have never once seen a Commodore 64 in person much less owned or played with one.  Were you a Commodore 64 fan in your younger years?  If so, then I think I have found a cake that is going to bring back a lot of fond memories!  At least I hope they are fond memories.

Reddit user HufflepuffsDingus (try saying that 5 times fast) recently posted this picture of a Commodore 64 cake his cousin received for their 40th birthday.  I love the funny reference to youth not being found.

As awesome as this cake looks, I still don’t care for the idea of using fondant on cakes.  I have never had a fondant that doesn’t taste like crap compared to real frosting.  Fondant may make for excellent looking cakes like this Commodore 64 cake but if you want to enjoy eating your cake, I would avoid it.

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Commodore 64 Cake

Commodore 64 Birthday Cake

[Source:  Reddit]

Have you been using the same Christmas stocking for years?  Are you ready for a change?  If you answered yes to that last question (I answered yes to both) and also happen to be a gamer, then I have found the perfecting Christmas stocking for you!  Nothing says I want Santa to bring me video games for Christmas quite like an 8-bit Christmas stocking hanging from the fireplace!

The fantastic and festive geeks over at ThinkGeek are selling this awesome 8-bit Christmas stocking for just $9.99!  This 14″ stocking is ready to be stuffed with all kinds of Christmas goodies!

Actually, if you are really looking to surprise that special gamer in your life this year, replace their current stocking with this one without them noticing and watch their face light up when they go to empty it on Christmas morning!

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Retro gaming 8-bit Christmas Stocking

8-bit Christmas Stocking

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

When I was playing Legend of Zelda on the NES as a kid, I would have never imagined people would eventually do all kinds of crazy things the Hyrule world map.  In the past, I have posted about people turning the Hyrule world map into a giant wall mural and even some using it to make a Legend of Zelda beer pong table, but now it appears one fan has recreated it with LEGO bricks.

A truly geeky fellow by the name of Michael Kuroda recreated the NES classic Legend of Zelda Hyrule map with LEGO bricks.  To give you an idea of the size of this Legend of Zelda LEGO build, each LEGO stud represents 16 × 16 pixels on the in-game map, and the overall LEGO map is 256 studs wide by 88 studs tall!

Compared to all of the other amazing LEGO builds I post, this one actually seems like something I could handle doing.  Unfortunately, LEGO bricks are a little on the expensive side so I doubt I will be doing this anytime soon although it would look great hanging over my bed.

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LEGO Legend of Zelda Map

LEGO Legend of Zelda Hyrule Map

[Source:  Michael Kuroda via Geekologie]

Until I started blogging about them around the middle of last year, I had never knew such a thing as a groom’s cake existed.  Every wedding I have ever been to has had your multiple tier wedding cake and thats it.  I don’t know if this is some kind of newer tradition or what (I haven’t been to a wedding in a couple of years as I try to avoid them if at all possible), but from the groom’s cakes I have seen such as the Borderlands Claptrap groom’s cake and the SNES groom’s cake, I love the idea!

Speaking of great groom’s cakes, this incredibly detailed Xbox 360 groom’s cake was made by Pink Cake Box.  To say that I am impressed with the detail on this cake would be an understatement as it even has the wifi adapter on it!  On a slightly related note, the wifi adapter for the Xbox 360 is utter crap and should be avoided.  Wired is always better than wifi.

Anyway, as for the delicious details of the cake, it was a red velvet cake with 2 layers of lemon cream cheese and 1 layer of raspberry chambord (whatever chambord is).

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Groom's Cake

Xbox 360 Groom’s Cake

Microsoft Xbox 360 Grooms Cake Back

Xbox 360 Groom’s Cake Back

Microsoft Xbox 360 Groom's Cake Top

Xbox 360 Groom’s Cake Top

[via Between the Pages]

It is traditional for most families to have some sort of Christmas wreath hanging on their front door during the holiday season.  While I usually enjoy seeing wreaths that are entirely Christmas focused, I would much rather prefer to see people hang geeky Christmas wreaths.

A couple of years ago, I posted I super geeky computer hardware Christmas wreath with all kinds of computer components in it and until now, I thought it was the coolest wreath ever.

The awesome folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this 8-bit LED holiday wreath for just $19.99.  This would be the perfect thing to get for any gamers that you know who also love the holiday season!

The LEDs flicker on the gold coins to really bring some attention to the wreath although I think it will get plenty of attention anyway with the 1UP mushroom wearing a Santa hat, the Tetris brick, Pac-Man cherries among other iconic gaming pieces.  One thing to note though is that this requires 2 AA batteries to run the LED lights and they are not included.

This would look great on my door this year!

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8-Bit Christmas Wreath

8-Bit Gaming Christmas Wreath

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

One of the things I enjoy posting the most are custom shoes that are really geeky.  I don’t care whether they are high heels or a pair of sneakers, I love me some geek shoes!  In the past, I have posted everything from spectacular Super Mario Bros shoes to some rather cartoony Mass Effect shoes (see all of the shoes I have posted here), but I think this pair of Mass Effect shoes is the most impressive pair of shoes I have ever seen!

Etsy seller ChesireShop is selling these spectacular and very shiny custom Mass Effect Converse shoes for $120.  Considering my normal New Balance tennis shoes cost me around that price, this seems like a heck of a deal for such beautiful work!  These are hand-painted Converse sneakers in case you can’t tell and they were inspired by the Mass Effect comic.

I’m very tempted to order a pair for myself even though I have never even played Mass Effect!

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Custom Mass Effect Converse Sneakers

Custom Mass Effect Shoes

Custom Mass Effect Converse Sneakers

Custom Mass Effect Shoes

[Source:  Etsy]