You guys are the best. Seriously, we mean it. Last week we put up a contest offering up an Alienware Area-51 3550 for the best Engadget birthday cake you could bake for our 2nd birthday. What we got back was about 150 cakes, some of which were so astounding we didn't even know how to react. We had a long weekend judging all these cakes, but we've got our winners, as well as a bunch of runners up we had to commend with an Engadget t-shirt. Big thanks to everyone who entered, and don't worry, we've got more Engadget birthday cake galleries on their way.
Click on to view the winners' gallery!
Grand Prize Winner!
Alienware Area-51 3550, courtesy of Intel and Alienware
Kirk Sutherland - working Treo 650 cake
Dude completely freaking blew us away with his functional 1:6 scale Treo 650 cake. Kirk, you're a freaking madman, and this is easily the best birthday present anyone's ever given us. We thought the competition was a lock until you came along and, well, took the cake. We tip our hats to you sir.
Watch the video of the cake in action!
David & Barbara G - Aibo
This was easily the most technically astounding cake we saw. The difficult shapes and attention to detail paid to Aibo is absolutely incredible. Hope it tastes as good as it looks!
Runners up (in no particular order)
Chyun G - Alienware PC
If we had a third place prize, it would have easily gone to Chyun for her Alienware PC. This cake is astoundingly well made, and we're really sorry we couldn't take a taste.
Paul G - Sony Ericsson W600i Walkman phone
Jake & Katie - Robocakien
Nick & Jess - Atari 2600
Scott N - Mac mini cake
Dan and Holly - Sony Betamax
Ryan and Denise B - Alienware PC
Robert H - Engadget roll cake
Anthony and Candice - Alienware PC
Sean G -Stefan Eriksson's Enzo crash
Brandon C - Fake iPod video (the video that debunks is amazing!)
Colin B - CSquid Labs cake made with a 45 Watt CO2 CNC laser cutting system
Kurosh - Alienware PC
Arash M - HTC Wizard
kram12667 - Nikon D70