Loyal henchpersons, there are only four days left until Dragon*Con, the big East Coast geek-fest we attend every year in Atlanta, and I AM SO EXCITED.
So let me apologize in advance for the blistering amount of geek glee I'm about to blast you with; I just can't help it. I'll be with you soon, my people! SOOOON!!
Let's start things off with a bang, shall we?
Submitted by Stacey T., made by Bleeding Heart Bakery
Or more like an "EXTERMI-CAKE!" Because yes, it's really cake.
I've had requests for more fondant-free Sweets, so check this old-school Sonic action out:
Sub'd by Elizabeth M., made by SonicTheHedgehawk
Those smooth areas may look like fondant, but they're actually icing. It's a technique called run-out, flooding, or color-flow, depending on who you ask, and it has a glass-smooth texture that I just love - no fondant required!
I've always said I love marshmallow icing:
Sub'd by Crystal Q., made by Cakes That Make You Go Mmm
I see the chocolate and the marshmallow - now where's the giant graham cracker? ;)
Penny Arcade is a video game-centered webcomic that looks almost exactly like this:
...only usually less edible.
Plus, the two guys who produce Penny Arcade are also the creators of PAX, the big gaming convention taking place in Seattle at this very moment. Holla, gamer geeks!
Oh, and check out this detail:
I never thought I'd be in awe of pants pleats before, but there you have it.
And now for a little Battlestar Galactica:
Submitted by Ruth Ann F. and made by Kandy Cakes (link expired - anyone have a new one?)
Think they needed toasters to make that? (Heh. Aheh. Heh.)
Conventions always have lots of Anime which I don't claim to follow or understand, but it all sure looks adorable:
Sub'd by Tammy, made by Baking Obsession
(If you're not familiar, the character in the middle, Pikachu, is what all the hot girls in yellow bikinis dress as.)
Love Star Wars *and* LEGO? Then have I got the cake for you!
Even the figure is edible. Awesome.
Here's a cake from one of my very favorite video games:
Sub'd by Brandi A., made by Mike's Amazing Cakes
It's the Space Personality Core from Portal.
Which reminds me. Have you seen the Wheatley puppet? Huh? Have you?! I'm hoping to spot him and his creator at D*C. Fingers crossed!
Care to seek out new worlds...hand painted on cake?
Submitted by Sue B. and made by a matter of taste
And finally, you Epbot readers know of my continuing love affair with steampunk, which I hope to see a lot of in Atlanta. Well, check out this beauty:
By Emily of Border City Cakes, photo by NCS Photography
Great gears and leather and pipes, oh my! Even the fabric ruffle and netting are edible - just spectacular.
If any of you fellow geeks will also be at Dragon*Con this weekend, you should know that we'll be playing "Find Jen and win a prize" again this year. Go here for details, and I hope to see you there!
Also, good news! After many, MANY requests, we've finally assembled a Sunday Sweets directory. Now you can see which professional bakers we've featured in your area! (Note that listing in the directory does not indicate our endorsement, and that we've only included pro bakers accepting orders, as opposed to home hobby bakers.)