June 23, 2013

Daddy's 70th Birthday and the Amazing Laptop Cake!

Yesterday was my dad's 70th birthday, so we decided to throw him a little party to celebrate. 

He's usually not one for pomp and circumstance, so he wanted a small affair with only close friends, and "absolutely no presents," as he said. 

But his friends got around this arbitrary rule by giving him the best non-present present they could think of: a laptop cake with my dad's actual Wikipedia page on it! 

My dad is university professor in computer engineering and quantum physics, and apparently he's the only faculty member in his department to have his own Wikipedia page, so you can imagine how fun this was for him. 

It looked so real! 

They even got the Wikipedia page to look like a real website--look at the detail on the Wikipedia globe! 

The ironic thing is that they made a Mac, not knowing that my father has been a life-long disdainer of all things Apple. At least until recently, when he bought an iPad! 

My dad, pulling his usual antics, donned a pair of safety goggles just for laughs to cut the cake.

And with that little slice, the computer illusion was gone. 

But it wasn't just visually amazing, it was also delicious! A hazelnut cake with Nutella meringue frosting, it was the star of the show! 

His friends got the cake from Amanda Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, 
a bakery that specializes in custom cakes for special occasions. 

I highly recommend going to them for your novelty cake needs... just don't eat the fondant! 

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