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Death Star Cupcakes

Jeremy Bray —  April 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Everyday, I struggle with my love for food and my desire not to need to buy a closet worth of bigger clothes.  Sometimes one side wins, sometimes the other side wins.  I’m not quite sure which side is the dark side in this never ending battle, but if they have these Death Star cupcakes, I’d join it!

Its not very often that I eat cupcakes, maybe just a couple times a year, but I really wish that the ones I ate looked like these awesome Death Star cupcakes instead of just having a swirl of frosting on top.  I love it when bakers take the time to do something cool with their tasty creations.

Speaking of bakers to take pride in their work, these delicious looking chocolate Death Star cupcakes were made by Stuffed Cakes.  I’m not sure if these were made for some sort of Star Wars marathon viewing party or what, but I think they would go great for any occasion.  Well, maybe not for Princess Leia’s birthday, but if I was her and these were presented to me on my birthday, I’d be willing to forgive and forget.  Hmm, it seems I value food over a planet and all the life it contains.  Maybe I do have a problem.  Oh well, I can cut back on my food consumption when I’m dead.

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Star Wars Death Star Cupcakes

Death Star Cupcakes

[Source:  Stuffed Cakes via Between the Pages]

Even though I can’t play an instrument, being a huge metalhead, I still enjoy seeing really cool custom guitars.  I’ve posted a ton of custom guitars in the past including a Koopa Troopa electric guitar, a stunning Halo guitar and even a Lord of the Rings acoustic guitar and I think the C-3PO guitar below might be among my favorites.  In fact, if you combined this C-3PO guitar with this Millennium Falcon bass, you would have the start of one kickass Star Wars band!  On a slightly related note, I highly recommend checking out this metal version of the Imperial March by Epica (my all time favorite band).  Anyway, back to this C-3PO electric guitar.

Etsy seller RAINY DAY INSTRUMENTS is selling this really cool electric C-3PO Star Wars guitar for $465.  The neck is made of Behringer maple and the C-3PO part of this guitar comes from some collectors case which can still open and even talks!

If you are a musically talented Star Wars fan, I suspect this might just be the electric guitar for you!  If you do buy it, make sure to send us a video of you playing it because I would love to hear how it sounds.

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C-3PO Electric Guitar

Star Wars C-3PO Electric Guitar

[Source:  Etsy]

If there is one thing I hate, it is walking around barefoot.  I’ve never cared much for the sensation but it really annoys me when I am walking barefoot and something sticks to my feet or I step on a rock or sticker or something sharp and painful like that (I’ve stepped on a broken beer bottle before and having glass in your foot is not as fun as it might sound).  So, when I am not wearing my steel-toed tennis shoes (I’m rather clumsy and tend to run into a lot of doors, walls, tables, and such so they are necessary), I am at least walking around in my slippers.  And while I do like the slippers that I have, they aren’t half as cool as these amazing Doctor Who K-9 slippers!

The super nerdy folks over at ThinkGeek are selling these awesome Doctor Who K-9 slippers for just $29.99!  These would be perfect for those days when you are laying around the house having a Doctor Who marathon.

However, one thing to note is that these are apparently only for women as they list the S/M size for womens sizes 5-7 and the L/XL for sizes 8-10.  I suppose a guy could wear them but I have no idea how the shoe sizes between men and women compare to know which one to buy.  So, if you are a lady Whovian, you are set but if you are a guy, you will need to do some shoe size conversion to figure out if these are going to be able to fit you.

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K-9 Slippers

Doctor Who K-9 Slippers

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

In the past, I have seen and posted about people don’t some really cool stuff with stained glass but never with glass rods.  Honestly, I don’t think I realized that glass rods were even a thing until I saw this picture below.  However, I think this might just be cooler than all of those stained glass things I have posted in the past if for no other reason than this is 3D!

Reddit user LizWrong spent around 24 hours over two weeks making this incredible 2′ tall R2-D2 out of bent and welded glass rods.  I’d say it was time well spent because I think it turned out amazing!  This is definitely the glass droid I haven’t been looking for!

I wish I had the knowledge and skills to do something like this.  Heck, I didn’t even know you could weld glass until I saw LizWrong’s description of it.  I can now say I have learned something new today!

If you like to play with glass and make geeky things like this, let us know in the comments below and we might feature some of your work!

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Glass R2-D2

R2-D2 Made With Glass Rods

[Source:  Reddit]

As much as I love cookies, I will never bake them.  It is not that I don’t have the baking skill to do so as I spent a good part of my childhood baking cookies with my grandmother, it is simply that I enjoy the dough much more than the actual cookies so I eat all the dough long before the cookies get anywhere near the oven.  Well, luckily there are some people with more restraint than I have that are not only able to make it through the baking process but can make it all the way through the frosting process to be able to end up with some really cool looking cookies.

Speaking of cool looking cookies, Adda Boys Cookies made these amazing balloon shaped Dalek cookies for a young Doctor Who fan named Ana that apparently turned 5.  I’d say she had a pretty happy birthday to get cookies this awesome!  However, I will admit the whole balloon shaped thing confuses me.  Why put Daleks in balloons?  Is there something I am missing?  If so, tell me in the comments below!

The one bad part about blogging things like this is that it makes me hungry and now I am going to have to run out and buy some cookie dough.  So much for my resolution to lose weight this year!

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Balloon Dalek Cookies

Doctor Who Dalek Cookies

[Source:  Adda Boys Cookies via Between the Pages]

In the past, I have posted some pretty cool (pun intended) ice sculptures including a Millennium Falcon ice sculpture and a C-3PO and R2-D2 ice sculpture but nothing compares to the scale, and impressive detail of this enormous Optimus Prime ice sculpture below.

Several days ago, I was browsing my Facebook news feed when I stumbled across this massive and insanely detailed Optimus Prime ice sculpture.  The description of it said it was 26 feet tall, but after finding a picture with its creators standing in front of it, I don’t think it is anywhere near 26 foot.  My guess would be closer to 18 feet but perspective is everything so I really don’t know how tall it is but it is still impressively large!

The obviously amazingly talented ice sculptors Antti Pedrozo and Michael de Kok are the guys that created this incredible Transformer ice sculpture.  I haven’t found any information on how long it took them to make this or any other real details but I’m sure it wasn’t a short amount of time.  It was worth every second of work put into it though!

And yes, he does transform into a puddle.

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Transformers Ice Sculpture

Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture

[Source:  Antti Pedrozo and Michael de Kok]