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Spaceship Bed

Jeremiah Gorman built his son Finn a spaceship for the fifth birthday! Surplus electronics from a TV station became the cockpit controls, set under his bunk bed with proper lighting that looks like stars. See pictures of the build at Makezine. Link

Axe Cop: The Cake

Axe Cop’s favorite food is birthday cake with a candle of himself on it, so when 6-year-old Nathan requested an Axe Cop cake for his birthday, that served as the starting point for inspiration. Link

Spider-Man and Batman LEGO Cookies

Most people are all about birthday cakes, but if you love cookies, then Cookie Artisan is a great source for delicious snacks that are just as cute as any cake. Just check out these Batman and Spider-Man LEGO cookies as proof. Link Via That’s Nerdalicious

Birthday Cake Shots

Cheri wanted to make a special treat for her husband’s birthday, so she mixed white cake vodka and dark chocolate vodka. Then she added whipped cream, sprinkles and a carefully trimmed candle to make an intoxicating interpretation of the traditional birthday cake. Link

5 Questions: Happy Monday!

Today is Kara’s birthday, so please celebrate with us by taking today’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz: Happy Monday!

The Making of a Mega Man Cake

So, you think you can’t possibly make a cake in some super-geeky shape for a birthday, but check out what wonders you can create with Rick Krispy Treats and some brightly-colored fondant! A wordless photoessay takes you through the steps to make this Mega Man cake. The technique can be adapted to other pop culture [...]

"It’s Not His Fault"

You have to feel sorry for redditor MechaArif. He had a birthday with a party and a nine-year-old ate the entire birthday cake. It was my birthday and my friends and family were over, which included my distant cousin and her 9 year old overweight son. We just got done with the pizza and were about [...]

Keep On Cooking

(YouTube link) Juila Child gets the auto-tune treatment, courtesy of PBS Digital Studios. August 15th would have been her 100th birthday. PBS has acelebration page up, with information and tributes to the French Chef, as well as recipes, pisodes of her show, and even a quiz. Link -via Metafilter See also:Julia Child’s 100th Birthday

11 Game-Inspired Cakes

We’ve featured cakes based on video games before, but for those who prefer to play their games in the real world against non-virtual friends, here are 11 great tribute desserts. 1. Dungeons & Dragons Adorned with gold coins and two twenty-sided dice, this dragon would be the perfect complement to any epic D&D session. The gorgeous birthday [...]

Who Wrote “Happy Birthday to You” (and Who’s Collecting the Millions in Royalties)?

Getty Images “Happy Birthday to You” has been used in hundreds of movies, countless advertisements, an estimated 1,500,000+ singing telegrams, and been the basis for pieces by classical composers like Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. It’s arguably the most recognized song in the English-speaking world, and it’s making some lucky people a whole lot of money. [...]