Top 15 Tetris foods


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Do I really need to add any words or was that pretty sufficient? I kinda wish there were more savory options really. Anybody can make cupcakes and cookies to look like whatever they want, especially with fondant. Give me more bento boxes and meals that look like interesting things instead!

Flaming Deathwings – World of Warcraft hot wings

World of Warcraft - Madnes of Deathwing

Like my post of Yor’sahj oozes, this is another boss from World of Warcraft. This is -the- boss. The Bowser or Mario games, but bigger, badder, and a whole lot hotter.

No, literally, check out that fire…

The wings were originally inspired by this t-shirt, which I think khorre sent me first, but I could be wrong. It’s been a while and I save lots of bookmarks. :P

Flaming hot deathwings - Get caught in the fire - Tshirt of World of Warcraft WoW boss

But why stop at little puny chicken wings when Deathwing is HUGE? For the non-gamers, huge as in, one of the fights fits 25+ people on a tiny section of his back.

And since I can’t buy my own dragon to replicate this or even an ostrich, I had to go with the next best thing. Turkey wings!

I know nobody wants to see raw meat and I’m sure it’s listed in some rulebook of what you can and can’t put on food blogs, but you’re going to get the pictures anyway.

Pack of four raw turkey wings for $7.66How to flour turkey wings for hotwings

And on a note that I’m sure some of you could’ve lived without knowing/seeing (I’m looking at you, Mom), I did discover something about Canadian poultry. They do -not- tend to pluck and de-feather them nearly as well as I’m used to.

Even after cleaning and removing what I could see, once I floured the wings, I found even more. I’m thinking I should’ve sent them to the salon first.

Floured turkey chicken wings with little feathers still stuck in it

Big wings meant I needed something a bit bigger than Clifford to stand in for boss. Fortunately, I had a screeching superhero monkey who was willing to take on the role. He even let me remove his pink cape before posing with the dead bird.

Floured poultry wings for hot sauce

And if you’re just here for the wings, this is the gorgeous color they end up before going into the oven.

Basting hot sauce and butter on orange hotwings
Yes, very orange. The bowl after reminded me of the orange cheese that comes out of Kraft dinner.

Bowl of orange sauce with butter and hot sauce that looks like fake cheese sauce

The cooked variety, of course, is a bit less orange…..

Turkey deathwings - Baked hot wings

Baked hot chicken wings with frank's sauce

But still just as Deathwing Monkey worthy.

Turkey wings posed with stuffed monkey toy to look like Deathwing

T-mobile noisy superhero monkey toy with Warcraft food

Don’t think I left out my handy dandy guildie stand-ins either:

Clifford, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch chowing down on a turkey wing 

Nom, nom, nom!

Cookie Monster eating a turkey wing covered in sriaracha sauce

Clifford, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch chowing down on a turkey wing

Yes, I washed them after….

Here’s the recipe I used for the wings, too, although on a smaller scale and obviously with two large wings instead of 20 mini-chicken ones:

Baked Buffalo Wings

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
  • Directions
    1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Place the wings onto the prepared baking sheet, and place into the refrigerator. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
    3. Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the wings into the butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.

It’s worth nothing that I used about twice as much hot sauce as called for, and I basted them twice with it so they were coated more. They still weren’t quite as hot as I wanted, but delicious, no doubt. I served them with mashed potatoes instead of a standard bleu cheese or ranch dip, too. Insert some pun here about “smashing” the boss. ;)

Top 30 Video Game Cakes

How anyone could ever choose only 10, I will never know. And I’m sure there are tons I didn’t even come across that deserved a spot here, so send the video game cakes my way and I’ll edit them in…or do a follow-up. There are just too many good ones.

1. Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs Zombies birthday cake

Plants vs Zombies birthday cupcakes with corn cob thrower, pea shooter, sunflowers, zombies

Plants vs Zombies birthday cake with water, lily pads, roof, zombies

2. Pacman Arcade

Pacman arcade video game machie with blinkie and such

3. Mario and Princess Peach wedding cake
Mario and Princess Peach cake for a wedding - Mario Kart track around the middle, stars, plants 

4. Nintendo Controller – I have a special appreciation for cakes that do NOT use fondant. Yes, they’re amazing, but I also think it takes a special knack to work with liquidy icing and craft magnificent cakes freehand like my mom does.

Birthday cake of Nintendo controller without fondant
5. Nintendo DS – Icing instead of fondant again. After checking with some other gamers, the conclusion is that the game is Rune Factory….or Legend of Zelda. Anybody who has played either on DS that can confirm?

Rune Factory farming role playing game on Nintendo DS - birthday cake for Matt

6. Blue Yoshi – She explains that the picture on the left is what she printed off, but her 8 year old wanted it blue, so she colored in the picture on the right co copy.

Blue Yoshi cake
7. Tetris

Tetris cake with lots of tetris fondant squares 

8. Halo Master Chief

Halo Master Chief green helmet cake
9. Portal space cube

Portal portal cube

10. Angry Birds – I’m sick of Angry Birds stuff, but this one is just awesome. It’s a cake based on a t-shirt based on video game. ;)

Threadless tshirt cake contest of Angry birds with pigs/hogs on a table with apple in mouths, slingshot, realistic birds
11. Playable Angry Birds – And really, sick of Angry Birds or not, there’s no way this could be excluded considering you can actually -play- the game on the cake. Too cool.

Playable Angry Birds cake with flying birds and pigs
12. Starcraft

Starcraft cake
13. Starcraft

Starcraft cake 
14. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft cake

15. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Caker? :p)


16. Mario chess board – I bet this took quite a while to sculpt each little figure

17. Q*bert


18. Bioshock


19. Skyrim


20. LEGO Batman

21. Playstation 3 game console with controller, Blackberry phone, and a spilled Pepsi can

22. NES video game console featuring characters Mario, Megaman, Princess Peach, Link from Zelda,  Luigi, and I believe Donkey Kong bursting through the butter knife flap (That’s what it was for, right? Flip it up to change the game and then stick a knife in to hold it tight?)


23. Left 4 Dead


24. Ms. Pacman

25. Mario – Previously featured here, but doesn’t make it any less awesome

26. Epic Minecraft grass/dirt cube – In case you were wondering, that’s a 6" x 6" square choc mud cake and 1025 little squares. Yes, that many.

28. League of Legends Teemo


29. World of Warcraft Deathwing

Also, I looked for a good Pokemon cake and none of them really blew my mind like I was hoping. A couple of the Snorlax were pretty close from here, but links are broken.