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Saturday, March 11, 2006
Engadget's Birthday Cake Contest
Happy Birthday, Engadget!
To celebrate their 2nd birthday, Engadget is running a contest for the best gadget-related birthday cake. The grand prize is a really nice Alienware PC which is valued around $2,000.

After watching a few entries roll in over the first couple of days, I decided to give it a shot. I decided to do an XBOX 360 cake. It seemed like an appropriate choice considering it was the Engadget Gadget of the Year.

As you can see in the photo above, I created a faux blade interface that includes "Happy Birthday Engadget" and a photo of the grand prize.

So what my cake lacks in technique, I tried to make up for in overall presentation (I knew watching "Top Chef" would pay off somehow). I was also able to find a bow and some wrapping paper that is very, very close to the color of the Engadget logo. And I even colored the cake green to match the XBOX 360 logo color.

I spent about $20 in supplies and a couple of hours in the kitchen -- all while recovering from the flu (that last part was for the judges).

See more photos of the cake and the baking process here.

About Shawn Morton

Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.