Animated Skyward Sword cake

DjinnMarch 10th, 2013 by Djinn

YouTube member willturnbow recently uploaded a video showing off their latest creation, an animated cake decorated with scenes from Skyward Sword. The cake includes not only Skyloft above the clouds but the world beneath the clouds complete with a Sealed Temple and Faron Woods. There are little details everywhere in the pastry landscape if you look around. Near the end we are shown what was used behind the scenes to make all the little parts move on their own underneath the table and behind the backdrop. Then the step by step process of actually forming each part until the entire project is complete.

Jump inside to check it out for yourself.

Here is a little bit on what went into the creation.

We had a really hard time coming up with the cake this time. There is so much in the game, it’s actually quite hard to decide what goes into the cake. Needless to say I had to cut 90% of the stuff I wanted on there. The original plan included a portion of every map and 4 times more characters :/. I was also not allowed to tape a light blue tablecloth to the wall behind the cake for a more immersive sky effect :(.

The video starts out at Skyloft (the main town of the game) with the shop keeper pedaling around and around waiting for the bell to ring and two other riders flying under the city then it expands outward to Link flying, Scrapper hoisting the pinwheel away from its landing place and Ghirahim hovering up and down over the tornado. Technically Ghirahim never hovers over a tornado but since it was he that produced the wind storm that pulled Zelda below the clouds, I decided to take some creative license there (otherwise I didn’t know where to put him). It then pans down to The Sealed Grounds just outside of the Faron Woods. This is another area you spend a fair amount of time in during the game. I was able to put two other baddies in this area, the Deku-Baba and the Octorok. Groose is working on his railway that wraps around the grounds later in the game and his catapult cart is half finished on the ground. Zelda is playing her harp and (young) Impa is standing in front of the temple while the Gate of Time ticks away inside.

Some obvious omissions that were meant to be added were drool on the Deku-Baba and the propeller on Scrapper. I really have no idea how I ran out of time for those two details but I did. I know Impa should be old but I like the younger version more. We were hoping to add more details around the temple using frosting and/or fondant but that mostly went unfinished too. HOWEVER, it turned out super cute and really just what I was going for.

The Temple entrance is 6 batches of Rice Krispies and the backside of the temple is 9 cakes stacked as high as we could make it. The small tower on either side are styrofoam wrapped with fondant. My wife made and painted all of the characters out of clay except for Link (I was able to use my Figma Link). My wife sewed 25 green Link hats as party favors. The girls seemed to like them, we did get our daughter a blue hat for the party from Etsy as we liked the design even though it is more of a LOZTP style.

Looking at this thing, I really did not think it was a cake. Could you really bring yourself to actually eat it? After all the work that was placed into it? I thought this was an incredibly good job. I have seen a lot of Zelda themed cakes over the years but not one that was a full replica of a region with moving parts meant to recreate a part of the game.

Source: YouTube

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  • VikzeLink


  • Meep

    That is an amazing cake. I bet it would win a contest on Food Network.

    • Hero_of_Skyloft

      For quality: yes, it would win
      For time: probably not



  • Anonymous

    I love the Guardians in the little nooks above the Temple. The overall design of this thing is so incredibly detailed! Although, I would like to see more cake rather than frame, but this thing is truly a masterpiece! I also like that octorock popping up and down. So cute!

  • rjhewgyrfu (aka ruifgyqforug)

    When I read the title I thought, “Animated Cake? WTF?” :P

  • Jam9t3

    Absolutely Delicious.

  • et34

    Oooo, CAKE! *noms* tastes sort of… metally…

  • linkasourous

    It’s a lie! Jk it’s just a secret to everybody

  • linkypete

    This guy is the next ace of cakes.

  • SecondGear

    DONT EAT IT!!!!!!!!

  • alexlgamer


  • Rob

    Wow best dessert ever!

  • RubyDragonCat

    Am I the only one who wonders why people make big elaborate cakes like this? They take so much time and effort…then you have to eat them. I would feel guilty taking the first bite lol.

  • Linkziken

    Shut up and take my money!

    • BigHairyFart


      • Linkziken

        I corrected it.

  • TheFrostDragon

    This… Is the single coolest thing I’ve seen all month.

  • The Dark Lord Demise


    • Anonymous

      MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY! First the cake’s a lie, then this one’s real? Should I trust you on this or not!?!?!?

      • The Dark Lord Demise

        Why would you trust me … I am THE Dark Lord Demise!!!! Doesn’t the title say enough!

        • Anonymous

          Well, while I wouldn’t trust you as a partner, I haven’t seen you flat out lie yet in-game…

  • Heroine of Time

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    That is… that is amazing. I love it! That is the greatest cake I’ve ever seen – I’m so impressed! I don’t know anything about cakes, but that must have taken a LOT of time, and it turned out INCREDIBLE! It was definitely worth it, in my opinion.

    Just seeing a cake like that in person would be fantastic. I wouldn’t even eat it. Just… stare at it. Wow. My eyes were wide with wonder for the entire video, haha.

  • Linkisawesome

    wow you people are sooo gullible!

  • Shadsie

    Holy freaking crap! Why do they make this stuff edible? I mean, this is the kind of effort I put into *permenant* art projects!
    Lucky kids.

  • guest02

    Why did they make it out of edible material if it was going to be more of a diorama? Makes no sense lol.

  • Dr_Stein

    Wow, that’s amazing. O.O

  • baileygirl99

    It…MOVES!! Coolness!!! But…they..ate it….how could you eat such a beautiful creation!??!

  • LinkyKins

    I would hate to have to eat this cake…

  • Kablamogroup

    At the begining, I was starting to think, “okay…where’s the cake?” Then later in the video I saw the Rice Krispies bars and looked closer at the temple, then I realized, “oh, THAT’S where the cake is!” Anyway, it looks amazing! I’m not sure if I would want to eat it, considering all the work that’s been put into it, but who knows? Maybe I would be hungry enough to have some. Otherwise, I would prefer it be preserved as something like a statue to show off to everyone.

  • JeredenDonnar

    I love it!!!!!

  • JuicieJ

    Hylian Shield cake just got pwned.

  • Gaseous Snake

    Demise: For the rest of time my curse shall…
    (gets eaten)

    • The Dark Lord Demise

      Did you EAT me bro!!!!!!!

      • Gaseous Snake

        You burnt my mouth and taste like old pennies!

  • Hylia Watson

    This is epic..but..

    Don’t tell me that I’m the only one who thinks that this is a bit much for a birthday party.

    • BigHairyFart

      I, personally would absolutely LOVE this for my birthday cake.

  • BigHairyFart

    There are no words to describe the awesomeness that is this cake…

  • oozy the wolf

    i know what i want or my birthday

  • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

    HO-LY CRAP. That is ammaaazzziiiiinnnnngggggg. If this would be a birthday cake, and it was my birthday, I’d be crying as I ate Link.

  • SuperNintendoNigga

    I could never eat this (EVEN THOUGH I EAT CAKE ALL TEH TIMEZ)

  • Moon Rain

    OMG! Awesome!

  • Tingle’s Tiger<3

    this cake looks nice but is ridiculous! They took a shortcut and instead of making the whole cake out of ricecrispies and modeling chocolate. That stuff is cheap and tastes good. It was a great design but i am disappointed that you can only eat certain items.

  • L Lawliet

    Link, you keep missing Ghirahim! Veer more to the right!

  • npatoray24

    what can eat out of that?

  • assasin1010123

    so making a model like this for the next game.

  • Dionysian

    It’s wicked cool. But gee. Not a lot of cake in that ‘cake’.

  • Mylittlepony/zeldafangirl

    I was on YouTube looking for something like is but how to DIY