Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #54: DK Cake, 8-Bit Breakfast, Oriental Minecraft Dreamscape

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

DK Cake

User TigerLily on the Sprite Stitch forums not only made her lucky fiance a cake for his birthday, but she even went as far as to make crochet Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Trixie Kong. KitKat fingers line the edge for the barrel, while inside you’ll find “a chocolate chip cake with chocolate frosting”, topped with delicious foam bananas. As for the crocheted figures, they look fantastic, with all the colours and proportions just right and the smiles on their faces making them adorable.

Despite those happy faces, I’d be surprised if the man can even touch this thing without the Kongs springing into protective action, especially after the lengths they went to across four games just to retrieve their bananas. TigerLily actually made this because the couple’s favourite game is Donkey Kong Country 2. Awww!

8-Bit Breakfast

As someone who arrogantly believes that gaming should be involved in every single event in everyone’s day, I’m in love with Deviantart user dinabelenko‘s “8-bit teatime” series. These photos feature various food, drink and objects you’d typically find on your table in the morning, and turning them into iconic video games.

Using a ton of sugar cubes, cereal, biscuits and more, she has crafted amazing designs based on Super Mario Bros.Pac-Man, Tetris and Space Invaders. Who says you can’t play with your food?

Oriental Minecraft Dreamscape

The Minecraft obsession has been going years now, and there endless hours of creative videos on YouTube of the blocky, exploration game. So it now takes something very special indeed to capture our interest when Notch’s worldwide phenomenon is involved–which is where YouTube user’s LetsLente recent masterpiece “Sango Sho” comes in.

The project began when Lente posted a WIP screenshot of an unfinished whale on Reddit. Now, it’s come to the point where this is a video where massive blue whales are just a small part of the world that has been created. Never have I felt as though I’m going on a real journey through a game, without actually playing one. I’m not even a Minecraft player myself, and I find myself enraptured in its brilliance. I can’t fathom the amount of effort, time and planning that went into this. This is the second to last Crafts ‘N Gear of the year, and yet this may very well be the greatest project of the year I’ve had the pleasure of featuring. Incredible stuff–you’d be a fool not to watch that video below.


To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #53: Mario Star Lamp, PS4/Xbox One Controller Evolution, LEGO Pokemon. You can find all our back articles here.

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