I apologize for the delay, things kept getting in the way but I really didn’t want to add anymore new posts until I finished my tribute to Kimberly’s award-winning cake. So here it is in all its glory.
As I stated previously, there’s so much to Kimberly’s cake that I’m going to have to break it down by layers and visit all the geeky little details. We’re starting at the bottom and working our way us, we we’ll start with the table decorations… also known as the parking lot.
See the brickwork behind the shrink-ray valet? Kimberly made over 1500 of the little buggers for the bottom layer.
Here are some of the shrunken ships in the parking lot. (And here is where I display my crappy photography skills. I don’t know what I did wrong, but this year’s photos aren’t as good as last year’s, even though I have a better camera. I’ll have to get my sister-in-law to give me a few quick lessons.)
My first photo of this was taken at a different angle and when I reviewed it later that day, it looked like the little green guy was pissing on the wall. I don’t think that was quite the effect she was going for, so I made sure to get a shot where you could see the spray paint can.
Now to the Lobby Tier:
First is Leeloo with her multipass.
The little green toothy dudes from GalaxyQuest
The Doctor’s TARDIS
Mars Attacks! and Planet of the Apes, along with some more movie posters
The Predator is giving the Alien (with the pink bow that you can’t see) flowers…. is this an homage to Alien and Predator, or to Robot Chicken?
Check out the slime. It’s those little details that I love.
Now it’s time to visit the Concession Stand Tier:
Another poor quality photo. Someone else did it better here.
This entrance to Miliways had me squeeing with joy. That shows you how much of a geek I am.
The chick from the mini-series V (I’m trying to forget the full television series).
I love the single shoe next to Audrey 2’s pot.
The concession stand with Popcorn, Reese’s Pieces, Spice, and a Slurm vending machine.
I’d love one for my cube at work.
The third tier is the movie auditorium, showing Plan 9 from Outer Space, and once again, it’s a crappy photo.
At this point, I’m going to stop trying to add a comment for every photo and just post.
The alien egg was hidden at the back of the cake – I didn’t even notice it the first day of the show.
This was probably my second favorite part of the cake: Futurama AND Buckaroo Banzai jokes in one shot. (The “Han shot first” graffito was my favorite.)
The entire fourth tier, and hopefully final crap quality photo.
One last shot of the entire cake.
It only took a month and a half to put Kimberly’s cake up on my site… but it was worth it.