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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]

Those who know me best know that the music I love most involves some sort of orchestra.  Symphonic metal is my favorite but really any symphony music will put a smile on my face.

Over a year ago, I was fortunate enough to get to see the official Legend of Zelda symphony that has been traveling the world the past couple of years and as a huge Zelda music fan, I found it to be incredible.  I am still kicking myself for not getting a t-shirt and poster while I was there.

Well, the one thing that I was surprised by to an extent was that the sound of the music in the show stayed very true to the music in the game.  I had honestly expected a little of that and more of the music below.

Walt Ribeiro has been a great friend of Global Geek News for many years (he was the most frequent guest on the Global Geek News Podcast years ago) and these days he takes popular songs and arranges them for orchestra.  Recently, he did one of his For Orchestra pieces from the classic Legend of Zelda ‘Overworld’ music.  I thought it turned out to be something really amazing so I knew I just had to post it.

If you are interested in buying this awesome version of For Orchestra’s Legend of Zelda ‘Overworld’ song, you can get it on iTunes as well as on Amazon and I really suggest you should!  If you love stuff like this, support Walt’s efforts by buying his music!

If you want to hear a couple other of his geekier orchestrations, I posted about his Pokemon theme song orchestration and Doctor Who theme song orchestration in the past which are both worth checking out.

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[Source: For Orchestra]

It seems to be kind of universally agreed that The Godfather is like the ultimate guy movie of all time.  I know a number of guys that love the movie and quote it at every opportunity they get.  However, I am not one of those guys because I have never seen any of the Godfather movies.  I risk my man card just saying that but its true.  Last year at a family get together (Thanksgiving I think), I saw a couple minutes of one of the movies (I don’t know which one) since everybody else was watching it but not enough to really grasp what was even going on.  But, even though I have never even seen the scene, even I know of the classic horse head in bed scene.  Speaking of that scene, now there is a Super Mario Bros twist on it and it has been made into a cool t-shirt!

The incredible folks over at TShirtBordello have just released this awesome Super Mario Godfather shirt that is on sale for the next day or two for just $11 (normally $15)!  Nothing says I am a Mario loving Godfather fan like a t-shirt of Mario waking up with Yoshi’s head in his bed.

Even though I have never even seen the movie, I will probably still get one of these shirts just because I am a huge Mario fan and the art here is very well done.

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Mario Godfather Shirt

Super Mario Godfather T-Shirt

[Source:  TShirtBordello]

If there is one thing I have way to many of, it is blankets.  After going through my closet and some boxes in the basement, it amazed me just how many blankets I seem to have collected over the years and never use.  I guess that is a consequence of using a snuggie these days and I even have two of those!  Well, I may need another blanket like I need another hole in the head, but I really want this incredible Legend of Zelda quilt!

Etsy seller kellyjaworski is selling this spectacular Legend of Zelda quilt for $199.  The quilt features the 8-bit Link from the NES classic as well as a ton of Triforces.  I think this might just be the coolest blanket ever!

While I really want this blanket, I just can justify spending that kind of money on another blanket when most of the ones I have never get used as it is.  The fact that I got both of my snuggies each with a reading light for like $15 total probably has my opinion of value a bit off too but I doubt others will have that same problem.

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Legend of Zelda Link Quilt

Legend of Zelda Quilt

[Source:  Etsy via Neatorama]

In the past, I have posted a ton of Super Mario Bros themed wedding cakes and they are all amazing.  However, I think this incredible Super Mario Bros wedding cake is officially my favorite and should the day come that I get married, I want one just like it!  I am blown away by the level of detail on this cake.

While I am not positive who made this incredible cake, I would guess it was created by Cakecrumbs judging by the watermark on the photo.  If not and you know who created this great cake, please let us know in the comments below so we can give them the credit they absolutely deserve!  I can’t even imagine the time involved in getting a cake to look this detailed and good but I would say it was well worth it!

Normally, this would be where I go into my anti-fondant rant because no matter how good it makes cakes look, I think it tastes like crap and is just evil, but I’m not going to rant about that today.  Instead, I am just going to appreciate this cake for its beauty and point out that I can’t remember the vines in the Mario Bros classics ending in a little loop like that which I think hurts the authentic feel of this cake.  Also, where are the Mario and Peach cake toppers?!  You can’t have a Mario wedding cake without those!

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Super Mario Wedding Cake

Super Mario Bros Wedding Cake

[Via Nerdgasmic and Dorktastic]

Have you ever been wandering around Hyrule and suddenly ask yourself “I wonder how much Hyrule Castle would cost if it was real and I could buy it?”  Neither have I but apparently it occurred to somebody otherwise the inforgraphic below wouldn’t exist.

The folks at the real estate blog Movoto decided to figure out just how much Hyrule Castle from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would be worth on today’s market so they did a ton of research and ended up producing this neat inforgraphic on the castle’s value.

I’ve always thought it would be kind of cool to own a castle assuming it was modernized to include geeky necessities like ethernet jacks in every room and modern plumbing but judging by the price of Hyrule Castle, I am pretty sure that is one dream that has no hope of becoming reality.  I guess I will just have to live vicariously through Princess Zelda because unless I win the lottery or sell this blog for a billion dollars, I will never get to live in a castle.

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Hyrule Castle Value Infographic

Legend of Zelda Hyrule Castle Infographic

[Source:  Movoto]