Hackaday Birthday Cake!

[Alex], aka [Grovenstien] turned 30 this weekend. After a conversation with his sister, where she asked: “what was that website with the skull that you always look at?”, he thought maybe he’d get a sticker or a shirt. She surprised him with this totally awesome birthday cake! There really aren’t any build details, but you can pretty much see that it has LEDs for eyes as well as some crazy sparkler effects going on as well. What we’re particularly impressed with is the fact that everything was hand cut, even that crisp text at the bottom. Happy Birthday [Grovenstien] and awesome job big sister!

check out the rest of the pictures after the break.


  1. Paul Granis says:

    Happy BIRday to everyone!

  2. cafeine says:

    happy birthday and all the best!

  3. ruZZ says:

    Happy birthday! :)
    I once got a populated headphone amplifier board, was yummy :D

  4. Eliot says:

    Hack a Day turned 7 Sept 5th

  5. zubair ahmed junaid says:

    HAPPY birthday !!! :)
    ♥ u hackaday :p

  6. BitMage says:

    “Birday Cake”? Really? You guys REALLY need to start proof-reading/spell-checking!

  7. HHH says:

    “what was that website with the skull that you always look at?”

    Haha! My birthday gift would be my sister actually asking that question.

    Happy birthday sir, kudos to big sister!

  8. meatman says:

    but it didn’t asplode!

  9. baobrien says:

    What’s a ‘birday’?

  10. robin says:

    maybe a bird’s birthday

  11. Hirudinea says:

    Should have made the eyes out of strawberry jello and backlit them, and where the hell is my piece!?

  12. aztraph says:

    that’s totally awesome, I’ve tried working with fondant before and it sucks rotten eggs, whoever made this cake is a master.

  13. WhiteGoblin says:

    That’s posh as hell. Congratulations and shake your sister’s hand for all of us too.

  14. ALie says:

    The Cake is a LIE!

  15. David says:

    Wow! And to have it featured too! Happy Birday and praise to your sister!

  16. anon says:


  17. marcus says:

    Happy Birday …
    ..no matter it is Birday, bday, Birthda …
    happy is the point …

    may I have a piece of the cake?…looks tasteful ^_^

  18. z says:

    so how does the sparkler thing work?

  19. Magnet18 says:

    Great cake…
    And it’s not a lie!!

  20. MS3FGX says:

    The irony of the title…it’s just too good to make up.

  21. bolke says:

    Happy bird, ay?

  22. Grovenstien says:

    Wow thanks Hack a Day for showing this! Also a massive thanks to my sister and whole family for a great day!

    The mildly annoying thing is I haven’t posted any of my hacks! Im gunna have to get a wriggle on I think!

    I did ask if the LED’s flashed happy birthday in binary but my sister looked at me with a puzzled face!

    Thanks again people.

  23. Xephos says:

    Well MAYBE, hackaday abbreviated the url… Just sayin’!

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