This morning I got an email from Fred Zeleny saying that I needed to check out his birthday cake downstairs in the kitchen. Knowing that Fred likes to dress as a Fallout Raider and even put a Fallout sign in his hair, I was anxious to see the cake with my own eyes. Still, walking down the stairs, I couldn’t shake the vision of the cake you see at the end of Portal (sorry, SPOILERZ!). You can imagine the look on my face when I this concoction instead.
For those who don’t know the story on Portal yet, this cake shows the ever-popular Weighted Companion Cube moving through one portal and coming out the other. Surrounding the cake are gingerbread cookies with the warning signs found withinin the game, as well as cookies with the hearts made famous by the cube itself.
Like the cookies, the cake itself if made of gingerbread. In fact, Fred explains to me that his mother (a professional artist) has been making him a gingerbread cake for his birthday every year since he was five. She’s made some real doozies — castles, houses, an inside-out home, and last year, a Setters of Catan-inspired cake. All very cool…but this one truly takes the cake!
Happy Birthday Fred!
Another cake pic for you to digest….