November 11, 2009 at 12:10 am 15 comments

giant donut

Yes, the above picture is pretty much my dream come true.   Me inside a giant donut.  If only it were edible…

Over the weekend I toured the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.  These statues were one of the highlights of my visit!  Why does Google have statues of giant desserts at their headquarters?  Aside from the fact that they’re awesome, they help promote the Android, Google’s new smart phone operating system.

Here is more info about the Android, from someone who knows/cares more than I do (Thanks, Sean!):

Android operating system releases are named after pastries with alphabetically sequential names. So far we have Cupcake, Donut, and Eclair, which have all earned statues next to the original, green Android at Google’s headquarters. Rumor has it that the next releases will be Flan and Gingerbread, but beyond that your guess is as good as mine.

If you’re ever in the Mountain View area, go check out these statues!  They are tons of fun.   I’ll let you know if new statues are added!

Here I am in front of the giant cupcake!  It looks delicious, doesn’t it?!

giant cupcake

Are you sick of these yet?  Hope not, because here I am in front of a giant eclair!

giant eclair

They even dressed up the Android statue for Halloween–it’s a pirate!

pirate android


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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DrTall  |  November 11, 2009 at 1:15 am

    What excellent photography! Did you hire a professional???

  • 2. bkhunt  |  November 11, 2009 at 1:40 am

    those things are huge!

    and amazing. well done, google.

  • 3. shayspaniola  |  November 11, 2009 at 1:46 am

    The photographs really look great!!

  • 4. Whitson  |  November 11, 2009 at 9:57 am


  • 5. sue  |  November 11, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Photos are so cute! Do the desserts inside google live up to
    your expectations?

  • 6. Sally  |  November 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I love the one with the giant cupcake.
    You and the cupcake are adorable!!

  • 7. Ella  |  November 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    This is great, you can say, I only had one donut.
    What are these desserts made of?

  • 8. SF  |  November 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I did not realize that the android was dressed for Halloween until
    I talked to Sean. I see the peg leg, etc now. It really is cute.

  • 9. Gail  |  November 13, 2009 at 2:12 am

    I knew I loved Google! What great pictures. They look good enough to eat!

  • 10. Sean's Favorite Aunt Sue  |  November 15, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Looking like the Cake Boss of California. So, was that set to 375 and bake for how long again? Do they still allow ovens in No. Cal with that kind of carbon footprint. Did you smuggle those in? When’s the cutting?

  • 11. Sean's Favorite Aunt Sue  |  November 15, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I hear they rent those out to new hires — the Donut goes for $2700/month. Facilities are extra.

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  • 13. zoe  |  January 4, 2011 at 4:28 am

    oh my god look at that cupcake i would not mind eating that see im a bit fat so i love fatty foods!

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