James Harden is now a cake (Picture)

You know how we know James Harden has officially made it? Is it because he was given the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award for the 2011-2012 season and has helped lead the Thunder to the Western Conference finals? That helps, but there’s more to it than that. As GiANT Impact CEO Jeremie Kubicek showed us on Twitter Tuesday night, Harden has been made into a cake by the folks at Homeland Stores.

As far as honorary cakes are concerned, this is one of the most detailed we’ve ever seen. Athletes have been made into cakes before, but they usually consist of a two-dimensional picture or portrait of the athlete on top. As you can see, this is Harden’s entire head (beard included) in cake form. This is more in line with the Robert Griffin III sandwich than anything else we’ve witnessed. Perhaps food artists are just that much more talented these days.

H/T Darren Rovell via Ball Don’t Lie
Photo credit: Homeland Stores

Jeffrey Loria commissioned a gorgeous replica Marlins Park cake for the team’s opener and it featured over 3600 crystals

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria commissioned a replica Marlins Park cake to celebrate the opening of the stadium on Wednesday. According to the Miami New Times, Loria wanted a cake that could feed 800 people. The fine folks at Divine Delicacies, which also created LeBron James’ birthday cake, were able to come through with this gorgeous masterpiece that also contained a retractable roof. Don’t ask me how they do it.

The Miami New Times has a few more details on the cake:

Divine Delicacies was notified in advance that it would be presented in Loria’s suite for his 50 VIP guests. It was made with red velvet, guava cream cheese, vanilla rum, and marble chocolate batters. And if four different flavors in one cake weren’t extravagant enough, the cake’s ballpark top even had a retractable ceiling.

Here are a few more pictures of the outstanding cake:

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Michael Strahan Gets a Gap-Toothed Birthday Cake (Picture)

There’s no better day to rip on a man than on his 40th birthday. You turn 40, you get ripped on. That’s how it works in our society. A 40th birthday party is a time for gag gifts and embarrassing stories. It sucks getting old, and it’s your friends’ job to let you know about it. In Michael Strahan’s case, it’s an opportunity to rip on a fun-loving guy for the massive gap between his front teeth. Check out the birthday cake that Strahan’s Fox colleagues got for him on Sunday, which was passed along by Shutdown Corner:

If turning 40 and having a gap between your two front teeth isn’t grounds for getting ragged on, what is?  Nicely done.

Cam Newton Birthday Cake (Picture)

If you’re like me, you probably looked at the above photo and thought it was a pile of football junk on the floor of a Cam Newton fan’s bedroom. I wish it were, but unfortunately what you’re looking at is a picture of Cam Newton’s birthday cake.  Much like the other athletes of the Inflated Ego Brigade, this cake is a little too much.  I’ll give Cam the benefit of the doubt here, however.  His is nowhere near as ridiculous as Floyd Mayweather money stack birthday cake, and it certainly is a little more modest than LeBron James’ “king” cake.  Still, I think I speak for everyone when I say these “masterpieces” are annoying.  H/T to Deadspin for the picture.

Floyd Mayweather’s Birthday Cake of Money Stacks Is Quite Fitting

We already knew Floyd Mayweather was one of the most egotistical, frivolous characters around, so his birthday cake probably shouldn’t surprise you. Remember, this is the same guy with a $50,000 diamond encrusted iPod (picture here), and the same guy who makes it rain at clubs with $100 bills. Nevertheless, it’s still definitely worth a post here at LBS. Pic via Floyd’s twitter:

So, how do you think it compares to LeBron’s bday cake? Or should I say, who’s the bigger egomaniac?

LeBron James Birthday Cake is Pretty Much Exactly What We Expected (Picture)

For those of who haven’t noticed, I’ve been away for a few days.  One of the last things I got my blog on with before departing was a recap of the d-baggery Tiger Woods and LeBron James showed us over the past year, as both men celebrated the same birthday on December 30th.  A few days later, LeBron celebrated his birthday the only way he knew how — with an overly obnoxious cake.  Naturally, his highness tweeted a picture of it for the fans.  Look at this picture of LeBron James’ birthday cake:

Forgive me for the sideways picture, but that’s the way he tweeted it and it fits better.  Don’t you love the crown on top?  All hail The King.  I’m starting to wonder if this guy has any idea what the word “modest” means.  Maybe we should all take the day off from work for his birthday next year.