Skyward Sword: Scrapper Cake
How many of you guys have played Skyward Sword? It hands down was my favourite game released last year, and it's definitely one of the greatest Zelda titles ever released, if not the greatest.
If you've played it, or if you've watched someone play it, you'll know who this is:
This is the other Zelda fan art of was working on when I made the Sage Medallion cupcakes. It's something I'd intended to do for a while, so while I had some downtime I decided to embark on the project.
His name is Scrapper. He's an Ancient Robot from Lanayru provice, only instead of residing in Lanayru with the rest of them, he lives in Skyloft with Gondo (a NPC) and his family. His abrasive attitude towards Link makes him an annoying character, and one I never warmed to, so it's perhaps strange that he was the first piece of edible fan art I wanted to do, or why I looked at him and thought, "CAKE!" That's probably not a normal thought, right?
The cake is almond buttercake, which was layered and crumb-coated with vanilla buttercream.
The most challenging aspect was the hat, as Scrapper's hat is so thick, making this whole cake really top heavy. But it was also loads of fun, getting all the little details in there.
I did make hands for Scrapper, but they were too heavy and wouldn't stay up. I removed the wire when they risked dragging through the cake and ripping the sides to shreds.
I'm not entirely sure what to do with him now. Initially I decided I'd have no qualms cutting it up and eating it him, especially given that inside is one of my favourite cakes of all time. But I can't bring myself to do it. Every time I see him I get a little bit excited about having my very own Scrapper.
For progress shots, my references and more photos of Scrapper, check out the post @ Cakecrumbs.