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Title: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Apr 2008, 11:53
Yesterday was my birthday and we were also having our weekly gaming night. Normal geeky things were abound and we were enjoying ourselves.

Now my fiance makes me a birthday cake every year and she always makes it some amazingly geeky theme that I always love. Here are some examples:

The Invader Zim rubber piggy:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Cakes/Katspictures017-1.jpg)



Tentacly Goodness:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Cakes/CthulhuDepths.jpg)




Cthulhu again:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Cakes/Cthulhu.jpg)






This year she made me the Portal cake.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Cakes/MoistDeliciousCake.jpg)


Now, this cake was awesome. A friend went to cut the cake and Kat ran to the computer and hit play on Winamp...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Cakes/TheCakeisaLie.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Cakes/RickRollCake.jpg)





I can't possibly explain the look on people's faces, but god it was amazing.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Aminal on 06 Apr 2008, 11:58
OH MY GOD, RICKROLL BY GATEAU

No one will ever love me that way.  Hold on to her forever.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: tommydski on 06 Apr 2008, 11:59
Completely amazing!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Glorfindel on 06 Apr 2008, 12:03
You have the world's greatest girlfriend.

Get proposing!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Elizzybeth on 06 Apr 2008, 12:18
my fiance

Sounds like he has.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Apr 2008, 12:22
You have a keeper, it seems.   :lol:

P.S. - How was the cake?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Gemmwah on 06 Apr 2008, 12:45
So goddamn awesome. I'm actually in shock. I want a girlfriend like that.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: öde on 06 Apr 2008, 12:48
When people write fianc without the accent I always pronounce it 'fee-anse'. It's really annoying.

Also fantastic birthday events! Thank you for reminding me of something as well.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Lines on 06 Apr 2008, 12:53
You have the best gf ever. Can I borrow her for my birthday?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RedLion on 06 Apr 2008, 13:26
Am I the only person who actually loves that Rick Astley song and listens to it non-ironically?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: 0bsessions on 06 Apr 2008, 13:30
Quite probably.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ampersandwitch on 06 Apr 2008, 13:56
You are not alone.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Narr on 06 Apr 2008, 14:09
Man, that is the most glorious birthday cake scheme of all time.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: calenlass on 06 Apr 2008, 15:38
Guys the dude is the fianc. The lady is a fiance.


Seriously, though, dude, keep her. Hog tie her if you must.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: 0bsessions on 06 Apr 2008, 15:41
That's just inappropriate, Katie.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RobbieOC on 06 Apr 2008, 15:53
Just... I love this so much.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ruyi on 06 Apr 2008, 16:28
Am I the only person who actually loves that Rick Astley song and listens to it non-ironically?

Definitely not! Before I knew it was a meme I thought it was so nice that people liked it so much that they were linking it everywhere.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: SilentJ on 06 Apr 2008, 17:27
Am I the only person who doesn't quite understand how that one worked?

Like, was the Portal cake just a shell overtop of the Rick Astley cake or something?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 06 Apr 2008, 17:40
You are not alone.

Except where it counts.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: KvP on 06 Apr 2008, 17:53
Heh, my friend made this for one of her friend's birthdays -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/pixiewolfe/Artwork/Food/timcake.jpg)

Needless to say, my passion for her is boundless.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ForteBass on 06 Apr 2008, 18:01
Alright, the important question is, who here is going to come make me a cakethulu?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: bryanthelion on 06 Apr 2008, 18:01
Dammit, now I want cake.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Apr 2008, 18:06
I guess Duff Goldman can give up now.

I don't care how much fondant he uses, he will never top that.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: IronOxide on 06 Apr 2008, 18:07
So, last year we had a project on the JFK assassination.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a46/ironoxide887/IMAG0018.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a46/ironoxide887/IMAG0019.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a46/ironoxide887/IMAG0021.jpg)

So we made a cake.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Narr on 06 Apr 2008, 18:11
My mother was in the room when I scrolled over the Kennedy Assassination cake.  We both started laughing in the "That's so wrong" sort of way.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: sean on 06 Apr 2008, 18:14
As I just said on gabbly, that thing is made out of pure win.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Apr 2008, 18:49

P.S. - How was the cake?

Delicious and Moist

Seriously, though, dude, keep her. Hog tie her if you must.

I'm only 7 weeks from forcing her into a contractually binding relationship actually!

Am I the only person who doesn't quite understand how that one worked?

Like, was the Portal cake just a shell overtop of the Rick Astley cake or something?

The Portal cake was a Hat Box that she cut down to a more reasonable size and beat on to make it look a little less perfectly shaped before frosting it.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Nodaisho on 06 Apr 2008, 19:40
I knew the cake didn't look quite right, but I did not expect to see someone get rickrolled by a cake.

edit: And man... I tried to listen to that song just now, got one minute in before giving up.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Apr 2008, 20:55
What happened to all the frosting and stuff on the hat box?  Did someone lick it off?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: DonInKansas on 06 Apr 2008, 21:15
So, last year we had a project on the JFK assassination.

So we made a cake.

Best usage of "Life" pieces ever.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Neuvost on 06 Apr 2008, 21:44
Am I the only person who actually loves that Rick Astley song and listens to it non-ironically?
It's on my list of music I know is terrible but I listen to anyway because I love it. It's right there with Heat of the Moment and Safety Dance.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Slick on 06 Apr 2008, 21:57
Man, a birthday cake with the Marathon logo would totally do it for me.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: muteKi on 06 Apr 2008, 21:58
That song is awesome. I like what his newer stuff is too. Yawta check it out.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Thaes on 07 Apr 2008, 00:14
Those cakes look even more delicious than my dreams of a life-size Jesus made of marchpane. You may truly consider yourself lucky.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 07 Apr 2008, 04:28
So, last year we had a project on the JFK assassination.

(fucking awesome)

So we made a cake.

My favorite is the close-up of the Kennedy car. Bonus points for splatter.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: SilentJ on 07 Apr 2008, 04:52
The Portal cake was a Hat Box that she cut down to a more reasonable size and beat on to make it look a little less perfectly shaped before frosting it.

Wow, that's... there's no real word for the ingenuity there, actually.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: blanktom on 07 Apr 2008, 06:01
man no kidding i read this thread a few times and went to make a cake.

its kind of boring looking so i wont post pictures, but it was a double layered sponge filled with rasberry jam and marshmallow fluff.

how much longer before the Baking Is A Craft! thread gets strangely busy??
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jhocking on 07 Apr 2008, 07:14
rickrolled by a cake, priceless
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: 0bsessions on 07 Apr 2008, 07:21
I made this cake when I was twenty:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/0bsessions/DSC01618.jpg)

Not nearly as impressive as those shown above, but it tasted fantastic. It was golden cake with chocolate frosting lined with strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jhocking on 07 Apr 2008, 07:23
Best usage of "Life" pieces ever.
If I make the movie I imagined where the blue piece confronts the pink piece when more pieces appear in the car, shouting "I thought you were on the pill!", would I win?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Lines on 07 Apr 2008, 08:28
Am I the only person who actually loves that Rick Astley song and listens to it non-ironically?

Definitely not! Before I knew it was a meme I thought it was so nice that people liked it so much that they were linking it everywhere.

Same here.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: IronOxide on 07 Apr 2008, 08:30
So, last year we had a project on the JFK assassination.

(fucking awesome)

So we made a cake.

My favorite is the close-up of the Kennedy car. Bonus points for splatter.

The splatter was my idea!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 07 Apr 2008, 09:06
I love how there's even the tiny little bit of blue frosting. That was an extra special touch, I thought.

in b4 fbi
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Katherine on 07 Apr 2008, 09:31
Your fiancee (I don't know how to make the accent, sorry) is an amazing woman.  I am in awe.  And happy birthday!!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RobbieOC on 07 Apr 2008, 10:48
If I make the movie I imagined where the blue piece confronts the pink piece when more pieces appear in the car, shouting "I thought you were on the pill!", would I win?

Yes.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Narr on 07 Apr 2008, 11:02
Your fiancee (I don't know how to make the accent, sorry)
alt+0233 result in .

I also know how to do , , , and off the top of my head.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Apr 2008, 11:12
alt+0233 result in .

For , , , , for some reason, you can use the easier Alt-Gr + vowel.

Paul
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: öde on 07 Apr 2008, 11:20
e→↓

Nope.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Apr 2008, 12:59
...for some value of keyboard and locale, I guess (I am UK).

Paul
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 07 Apr 2008, 13:02
Yeah doesn't work for me either. :\
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ruyi on 07 Apr 2008, 13:31
I google the word in question and then copy and paste the letter with the mark.

Fianc/Fiance.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Ladybug on 07 Apr 2008, 14:12
Do you guys (meaning those of you with English keyboards) not even have a button with and `? What the hell? I'm gonna go google a photo of a keyboard to figure out what you use all the keys for. We even have three extra letters that have their own buttons..
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Nodaisho on 07 Apr 2008, 14:20
We have a ` button, that with shift goes to ~, but it looks odd to use it, like e`, see? looks odd.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Apr 2008, 14:21
Yea, but they're not combining.  The Alt+number or cut and paste are pretty much the only ways.  It's one of the ways the computer industry has gone backwards; in the early 1980s I worked for a company* whose keyboards could be used for all European languages, and generate all the special letters and accents (even the weird ones) in a simple and mnemonic way.  Their pre-Internet email was pretty cool, too.  Of course, they no longer exist in a recognisable form :~|

Paul

* @Ladybug: they were Norwegian...
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Ladybug on 07 Apr 2008, 15:21
Well, my keyboard is Norwegian, so that makes sense. The button with and ` combines if certain characters are pressed after it, like , , , , .. Also is pretty easy, same with , (of course) etc.. It just seems weird to me to complicate things. That being said, brackets and curly brackets aren't as accessible as on English keyboards, which is sort of annoying when programming, I guess, but I'm used to it.

What doesn't exist anymore? The keyboards (if that's what you mean, it sounds like any Norwegian or maybe Swedish or Danish keyboard would do at least mostly what you're saying) or the company?

ETA: After re-reading your post, I'm guessing you meant the company, so nevermind.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Narr on 07 Apr 2008, 15:58
I realize localization has something to do with it.  My brother, for example, sets his keyboard to portuguese because he got used to the portuguese settings while on his mission, as he was down in Brazil.  It's possible to use control + alt + shift and all that other sort of jazz to easily type accented characters, but you have to set your keyboard to do it.

tl;dr

character maps are fun.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Apr 2008, 17:34
Actually, Ladybug, my keyboard does the same thing.  Combines 'with the letters that combine with it I guess.  I am constantly havign to press space after the ' key.  because I am Australian and I don't need accents very much.

Also, i really love the Invader Zim piggy cake.  I could never have been the first person to cut it though, it's just too cute.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: calenlass on 07 Apr 2008, 18:05
Or you could all get macs. Option + e gives you , and then you hit whatever letter you want to accent.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Nodaisho on 07 Apr 2008, 18:26
And then I can still play all of my PC-only games! Oh wait... Well, I could get boot camp, but that is a lot of money I don't want to spend.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: thehollow on 07 Apr 2008, 19:34
with windows:

alt+ 160 =       alt+ 130 =
alt+ 161 =        alt+ 162 =
alt+ 163 =       alt+ 164 =
alt+ 168 =       alt+ 173 =

As a spanish major I have all these memorized at this point. I know there's easier ways if I messed with macros or my keyboard language settings, but I prefer just knowing these by memory because then I can easily use them if I need to type something up on another computer if I'm on campus or something.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RedLion on 07 Apr 2008, 19:46
And howzabout those Turkish letter accents like "ğ" "" "", etc?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: thehollow on 07 Apr 2008, 20:06
Some quick trial and error with the alt codes found these:

alt+ 135=
alt+ 148=

If you just go from alt+ 128 thru about 165 you'll get most of the vowel alterations.

Also, I found this: (http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/ALTchrc.html)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jhocking on 07 Apr 2008, 20:22
guys, this isn't even remotely an interesting conversation.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Apr 2008, 00:58
I'm guessing you meant the company, so nevermind.

Yes - it was the second largest company in Norway briefly - Norsk Data.

Paul
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Aztex on 08 Apr 2008, 02:40
so.... cakes?



Or you could all get macs. Option + e gives you , and then you hit whatever letter you want to accent.
Quoted for truth
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 08 Apr 2008, 08:32
I miss my old Mac lappy. She died 'cause of the shitty power here. I am getting an iMac when I leave here.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RedLion on 08 Apr 2008, 09:04
I have a gut-level, almost irrational hatred of Macs. I don't know why; it's not out of some PC snobbery (in fact, it would be easily provable to say that Mac users are the bigger douchebags when it comes to haughtiness levels.)

I guess it's that most of the worthwhile programs for Macs are available for PC, albeit not quite as high quality. The same is true of things like Microsoft Office for Macs, but there are still tons of programs for PC that Macs just can't do. And a couple (really cool) art and music programs aren't enough to make me go for a bland interface, mind-numbingly dumbed down technology and myriad more tiny quibbles (those goddamned mouses!) that, when added together, become a deal-breaker.

Fuck. I hate Macs. (prepares for flames.)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RedLion on 08 Apr 2008, 09:05
Hmm. So that whole post actually wound up being one really huge example of PC Snobbery.

Interesting, that.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Apr 2008, 09:32
Goddamnit people, cake.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Apr 2008, 09:53
I packed a Simnel Cake baked by my wife to take to my son in Germany.  Unfortunately we went to Heathrow Terminal 5 on the day it opened, and my luggage, with the cake, got left behind.  The day we came back it was sent by lorry to Milan;  yesterday it went to Frankfurt; and my case arrived home (including cake) about an hour ago (but not my wife's, yet...).  The balls have fallen off the cake with all the travelling, but I'll stick them back on later and upload a picture.

Paul
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 08 Apr 2008, 10:13
A friend of mine got a bust of Optimus Prime made out of candy from his girlfriend this past Valentine's day.

I have to say that when they broke up I was pretty upset.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RedLion on 08 Apr 2008, 10:34
Anyone here ever had watermelon cake? (I get the vague feeling this has been discussed before.)

Raspberry sorbet as the "Red" part, with chocolate chips as seeds, whipped cream as the whiteish part, and lime sorbet for the green.

Looks a lot like

(http://www.debbiescraftsnthings.com/WatermelonCake.jpg)

this except with more green layering, and..not gross.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 08 Apr 2008, 11:05
And a couple (really cool) art and music programs aren't enough to make me go for a bland interface, mind-numbingly dumbed down technology and myriad more tiny quibbles (those goddamned mouses!) that, when added together, become a deal-breaker.

Considering the fact that I fully intend to feed myself off of, well, making music, and considering the fact that Macs are just plain easier to use (and don't fucking freeze for no good reason every two days, and also don't get viruses), it's kindof a deal-maker.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Lines on 08 Apr 2008, 11:45
When I compare the last 4 years to the previous 18, I have been much happier with a Mac than I had been my most of my life when I used a PC. And you can buy a mouse with two buttons! They make them, you know, and work the same way! Wow!

But cakes. Cakes are amazing. I want to make a Lego cake. Like this:

(http://gadgets.boingboing.net/gimages/legocake.jpg)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: imapiratearg on 08 Apr 2008, 12:12
A lego cake would be even more awesome if you could build stuff with the pieces.

"Oh man, this is the most delicious castle, EVER!"
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: vegeto18 on 08 Apr 2008, 12:21
that is by far the best cakes i have ever seen.

never give her up
never say goodbye
never gonna turnaround
and desert her.

you have by far one of the best women in the world.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Elizzybeth on 08 Apr 2008, 12:24
This got me all excited, searching the intertubes for more nerdy cakes.  In the process, I found these step-by-step instructions for a Yoda cake (http://sandra-socake.blogspot.com/2007/04/yoda-cake-instructions.html).  If the last line of the post was not "It took about three and a half hours to decorate," I might have considered spending my day off tomorrow making an edible Yoda.  Also my oven's broken.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Apr 2008, 13:35
Simnel Cake, as promised.  This was only 6 inches diameter, because we were taking it on the airplane, and we couldn't fit the proper 11 balls on it - so it only has ten.  If it looks a little disheveled, remember it has travelled round Europe for a holiday...

(http://cassland.org/images/SimnelCake.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: bhtooefr on 08 Apr 2008, 16:00
Wow.

DEFINITELY a keeper. :eek: :lol:

Anyway, those of us in the US don't have AltGr. We just have right Alt, which doesn't work as AltGr, unless you remap the keyboard.

So, unless you've remapped your keyboard, or are running Mac OS, it's alt-codes for you. (Actually, alt-codes don't work on anything other than Windows... not sure how you'd do it on a *nix, other than remapping right Alt to AltGr.)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Cartilage Head on 08 Apr 2008, 17:44
 For my 18th, my brother made me an Achewood cake that was pretty dang good given that he didn't have drawing icing.

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/hey_there_fatty/uhekjq003.jpg)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: imapiratearg on 08 Apr 2008, 18:10
That is most excellent.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RobbieOC on 08 Apr 2008, 21:01
What we need more of here is cake!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Eris on 08 Apr 2008, 21:13
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/caake.jpg)
This is an orange poppyseed cake with orange and lemon glaze. It may not look like much, but as no one else in my family ate any of it, I finished that whole cake and didn't get sick of it at all.
Nom Nom Nom Nom
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Nodaisho on 08 Apr 2008, 21:32
And a couple (really cool) art and music programs aren't enough to make me go for a bland interface, mind-numbingly dumbed down technology and myriad more tiny quibbles (those goddamned mouses!) that, when added together, become a deal-breaker.

Considering the fact that I fully intend to feed myself off of, well, making music, and considering the fact that Macs are just plain easier to use (and don't fucking freeze for no good reason every two days, and also don't get viruses), it's kindof a deal-maker.

The more people get macs, the more viruses there will be, while OSX may be more secure, I don't know that for sure, and I do know that there will be security holes in it, just not enough people use it to make it worth making lots of viruses to go after them. I say that Linux is probably the safest, because as soon as a virus comes out, you will have hundreds of people working on fixes, while Microsoft doesn't want you screwing with the technical aspects, that is what Linux is for.

My elementary had Imac G3s (those are the ones with the big bright colored monitors, right? That is what I remember best) for a couple years while I was there, I am pretty sure they have upgraded them sometime in the seven years since I was there, I don't remember seeing them last time I was there. They still had apple IIs as late as '98 or '99, though, so there is no guarantee. I remember really liking them then, but I also know that I did not try doing anything complicated with them at all, mostly what I did was play Oregon trail and... there was one where you played as a fish, trying to eat the smaller ones while avoiding getting eaten by the bigger ones and the herons.

It is the games that are most important to me, I have good antivirus software and spybot S+D, and I don't do stupid stuff, so I am usually fine, though I would like to find a free firewall better than the windows default one, which only seems good for blocking my video games when I first set them up.

And I plan on getting a degree in Computer Sciences, so if I don't know how to use windows, I am SOL.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Apr 2008, 21:52
Guys, seriously, PC vs Mac debates are annoying as hell even in the goddamn proper forum section. Stop the fucking dick waving and make a shitty thread about it in the Computers & Video Games forum.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Cartilage Head on 08 Apr 2008, 21:55
 Tasty delicious cake!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Papersatan on 08 Apr 2008, 21:56
Well thank you all for all your kind comments.  You're makin my head all big.  ( not to mention giving me a defense for the next few months... "but hunny the internets said I was great... you can't be mad..")
I used to make crazy creative cakes, of much better quality, all the time, but now it is really just the once a year and it is always hurried.  I have to say I can't believe the whole gaming crew fell for it.  I cut the hat box down, but it was still huge.  If it had been real it would have served 20 people easily. 

Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Storm Rider on 08 Apr 2008, 22:40
Stop the fucking dick waving and make a shitty thread about it in the Computers & Video Games forum.

Stop encouraging them, dammit.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Lines on 09 Apr 2008, 07:42
The more people get macs, the more viruses there will be

I happen to think that is a load of crap. This is only relevant to this thread because I found Mac cakes.

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/02/iphone-mac-mini-cakes.jpg)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RedLion on 09 Apr 2008, 08:57
I wonder what the CD is made out of. Pure frosting/sugar?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jhocking on 09 Apr 2008, 09:19
Haven't you ever seen those hard sugar decorations on cakes? I'm guessing it's made of that stuff.

http://www.baking911.com/decorating/cakes_gumpaste.htm
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Apr 2008, 10:10
Yah, I've watched enough Ace of Cakes in my time to know that it's likely gum paste.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: RobbieOC on 09 Apr 2008, 17:16
                       GUM PASTE, MOTHER FUCKER
                            \
(http://www.senbaltimore.com/bm~pix/duff~s215x280.gif)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 09 Apr 2008, 21:03
Portal/Rickroll cake: there are not not words for how good that is.

JFKake: what? Brilliant.

And Lego and Macs. Works of art. But enough inarticulate praise.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Patrick on 10 Apr 2008, 02:48
GUM PASTE, MOTHER FUCKER

Dude I wish that entire man were made out of cake. I wonder how they made that torch...
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: calenlass on 10 Apr 2008, 02:56
Can I steal this idea? Seriously? The rickroll cake, I mean. My friend's birthday is in a month or two. This is so good.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jhocking on 10 Apr 2008, 08:39
I wonder how they made that torch...
um, they bought it from the cooking supply store?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Apr 2008, 23:14
Ok, necroing because Kat has joined a contest at a website called Instructables.

http://www.instructables.com/id/PortalRickroll-Cake/

She's absolutely annihilating the competition with over twice the views of the 2nd place cake.

Also, Instructables is a great site to mess around on and I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Apr 2008, 12:32
Ackblom, you were unsuspectingly helpful to me just now. I read your necroing comment and thought "but how can it be necro when it's only the day after the last post?" and then I realised that my computer clock is wrong.

Also, whenever I make cake it's purple, because purple is tastier. The trouble is that unless you mix the colouring perfectly, or use pale yolked eggs, the outside of the cake goes a nasty green colour. I'd show pictures but I don't have any. However, I do have these:

[img width= height=]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/Cakes/presentable.jpg[/img]
[img width= height=]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/Cakes/purple.jpg[/img]

Sorry they're so big, I'm trying to reduce them!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Aug 2009, 21:45
Alright folks, I figured some new folks should be introduced to some wonderful cakes and besides that, Kat made a new cake for a friend's birthday! Labyrinth theme ahoy!


'ello!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/STA72305.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/STA72306.jpg)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: SirJuggles on 10 Aug 2009, 03:45
You have done a good deed. Also, having watched an inordinate amount of Ace of Cakes lately, what do those people have against buttercream? I mean, I quite enjoy fondant, but let's be reasonable people!
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: phooey on 10 Aug 2009, 04:45
That was pretty inane for a year old post.

ETA: Ohmyballs, I'm so sorry, I could have sworn I checked.  I wish I wasn't such an asshole sometimes, sorry, SirJuggles. 

And now on topic - I love Labyrinth!  Is there any hope of a Ludo or Jareth themed cake?  I can tell that's cotton candy for the antennae (or whatever the hell those were in Jim Henson's very-creative head), but is that popped rice for the body?

Very cool, compliments to the baker.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: jhocking on 10 Aug 2009, 05:51
Why the hate?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Slick on 10 Aug 2009, 06:18
He probably didn't notice that Stephen had res'd the thread on the previous page.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Aug 2009, 06:51
OK goddamnit, unfortunate page break timing and necroing my own thread means I'm quoting my own goddamn self.

Alright folks, I figured some new folks should be introduced to some wonderful cakes and besides that, Kat made a new cake for a friend's birthday! Labyrinth theme ahoy!


'ello!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/STA72305.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/STA72306.jpg)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: snalin on 10 Aug 2009, 07:18
(http://www.freewebs.com/mistysocean/ani130.gif)


?
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: phooey on 10 Aug 2009, 07:30
Come inside, meet the missus. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2xVZiGOw-o)
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Aug 2009, 08:30
I recommended Kat make a cake of Jareth's crotch. She opted out on the grounds that it was too obvious.
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: loco_banana on 10 Aug 2009, 09:17
Come on, no one wants to eat David Bowie's balls.


He has like 35 of them in the movie rolling around. You don't know where they've been.

PS - The cake was delicious, [email protected]
Title: Re: The Birthday Cake is a Lie (Pics Ahoy)
Post by: Tyler on 10 Aug 2009, 23:43
Come on, no one wants to eat David Bowie's balls.

so untrue in a non-literal interpretation