Lazy Link Friday

Cute steampunk cookies

Gorgeous, but not sure I could eat it…

Headline: “Over consumption of two-minute noodles but students at risk of chronic illness”.  Actual article: Most students and low income groups don’t have access to healthy food.

The Futurama of Physics with David X. Cohen

Non-edible cake, with teeth

As a kid, fine dining for us was dinner at Red Lobster.  I think I’m jealous.

Embroidery and circuits

Space by Spacewest 2010 Pan-Galactic Alien Film Festival

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.

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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.

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See the brickwork behind the shrink-ray valet? Kimberly made over 1500 of the little buggers for the bottom layer.

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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.)

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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:

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First is Leeloo with her multipass.

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The little green toothy dudes from GalaxyQuest

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The Doctor’s TARDIS

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Mars Attacks! and Planet of the Apes, along with some more movie posters

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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?

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Check out the slime. It’s those little details that I love.

Now it’s time to visit the Concession Stand Tier:

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Another poor quality photo. Someone else did it better here.

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This entrance to Miliways had me squeeing with joy. That shows you how much of a geek I am.

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The chick from the mini-series V (I’m trying to forget the full television series).

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I love the single shoe next to Audrey 2’s pot.

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The concession stand with Popcorn, Reese’s Pieces, Spice, and a Slurm vending machine.

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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.

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At this point, I’m going to stop trying to add a comment for every photo and just post.

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The alien egg was hidden at the back of the cake – I didn’t even notice it the first day of the show.

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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.)

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The entire fourth tier, and hopefully final crap quality photo.

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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.

2010 Cake Show: Masters Division

Masters Division: Expert in sugar art. Is known to have mastered specific mediums and techniques. May be an author, instructor, or work in the sugar art business. Has more than 120 hours of instruction. Open to all styles

(There weren’t very many entries in the Master’s Division.)

  • Special Occasion or Novelty Single Tier category:
    Any non-tiered cake with a theme such as a Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc. including one tier wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used (only one entry)

    Flower Shoe by Ruth Rickey

    First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
    Flower Shoe by Ruth Rickey
    Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, OKC, OK

  • Sculpted Cakes Category
    2-D or 3-D cakes and sculptures. Entries must be real cake. Minimal use of Styrofoam allowed to complete entry. Any sugar mediums may be used. Must submit 3 in-progress pictures (one entry).

    Little Yellow Jacket by Janette Pfertner

    First Place for Sculpted Cakes
    Little Yellow Jacket by Janette Pfertner
    Business Name: Miss Janette’s Cakes

  • Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered category
    These are cakes with two or more tiers (stacked or tiered). Novelty/ special occasion cakes do not include wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used (two entries).

    Heavy Metal by Janet Rosebeary

    Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Heavy Metal by Janet Rosebeary
    Business Name: Rosebeary’s Designs in Baking

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    So cuuuuuuuute!

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    and such a tiny robot butt…

    Private Island by Michele Foster

    First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Private Island by Michele Foster
    Business Name: The Sugar Fix

  • Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used (three entries).

    Pink Lady by Michele Foster

    Third Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Pink Lady by Michele Foster
    Business Name: The Sugar Fix

    Mosaic by Ruth Rickey

    Second Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Mosaic by Ruth Rickey
    Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, OKC, OK

    Wedding Outside by Janet Rosebeary

    First Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Wedding Outside by Janet Rosebeary
    Business Name: Rosebeary’s Designs in Baking

    And a sneak peek at one of the cakes in the Showpiece Division.  A very small sneak peek.
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