Stunning Skyward Sword Beamos cake

JohnApril 27th, 2013 by John

Zelda Dungeon has featured the works of artisan baker Cakecrumbs a few times before, most recently as a part of the deviantART collaboration project Link’s Blacklist, where she contributed a very impressive and accurate replica of the Furnix enemy from Skyward Sword, made entirely from cake. Food enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that Cakecrumbs has returned to Zelda to make another incredible edible creation; this time the focus being a Beamos from Skyward Sword. Hit the jump to find out more!

The level of detail and the faithfulness to the original in-game model is truly staggering, even more so when one considers the difficulty of sculpting and working with fondant icing; an incredibly tricky material to work with. Zelda-themed cakes aren’t necessarily unheard of in the fan community, but few are as impressive as Cakecrumb’s creations. The Beamos cake below took an estimated 50-60 hours to make, measures just over 40cm tall and according to Cakecrumbs, was “exhaustive” to make.

One can easily see the amount of effort put into making it as accurate as possible to the in-game model. Cakecrumbs describes on her blog the difficulty of replicating the electrical look of the Beamos, and how she utilised colored powder to create the distinctive blue horizontal sections.

“The biggest pressure point for me was trying to imitate the electrical look. See, the blue part is all zappy and glowy and pretty looking, which is hard to imitate in fondant. It’s also a significant part of the enemy, as it is here you are required to horizontally slash it with your sword to defeat it. I attempted to represent it by using a gradation of colour. I used powdered colouring and lustre dust and dry brushed it to make look brighter in the centre. It doesn’t look like electricity but it was about as close as I could get using food.”

I don’t know what it is about the combination of Zelda and food, but there’s something about the marriage of my favourite video game series and cake which makes me think that this is a niche within the fandom which has been covered nowhere near enough as it should be. I certainly know that when I get round to playing Skyward Sword again and encounter Beamos, my mind will drift back to this cake and undoubtedly make me a little more hungrier than I was before I turned on the game.

You can see more of Cakecrumb’s creations on her deviantART and on her blog.

But what do you think? Do you think this Beamos cake really is representative of the in-game model? Is Zelda and cake a combination which should be explored more often? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: deviantART

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  • npatoray24

    its cool but why a beamos?

    • linkypete

      because beamos are awesome.

      • Midnafan

        that too.:P

      • npatoray24

        fair enough lol

    • ReinholdH

      Why not? In our Link’s Blacklist Project we try to illustrate all LOZ enemies and bosses ranging from ganon to even the unpopular enemies like a Beamos or a small Octorok

      • Midnafan

        are they unpopular cause they’re badly designed or unpopular cause their pains in the necks? i’m leaning towards the latter. :/

    • Midnafan

      yes. :P

  • linkypete

    whoa that looks so realistic that I am first.

    • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

      whoa your comment is so stupid that no you’re not.

      • Midnafan

        that one makes more sense. :P

    • Midnafan

      it looking realistic had an effect on you being first? :/

    • Death the Kid♀

      You failed…

  • Nikokiri

    I wonder if you have to slash those blue horizontal layers with a knife before you eat it…

    • linkypete

      awesome idea. maybe that’s how the cake will be cut.

      • Midnafan

        kind of awkward to serve though. :/

    • ReinholdH

      It does not work with a usual knife, you need a special sword for that cake :-)

      • Midnafan

        shoot, if that works, i would have had an easier time with those things. :(

        • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

          “Shoot”, if that works, i would….

          Get it? You said shoot? Because… he mentioned an…. arrow?

          No…. okay.

          • Midnafan

            darn it, caught by the punsters again…. -__-

      • linkasourous

        Just dont shoot anyone in the knee

    • Nehpets700

      Bring a plate for defense because it will shoot you with a frosting laser!

      • Midnafan

        wtf, now i’m a picturing a Zelda and Cooking Mama cross-over! make it stop! :'(

    • Midnafan

      darn, ya beat me to it. :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/morty.hoeben Morten Hoeben

      Hah! That’d make such a mess. SLASH RIGHT! SLASH LEFT! STAB!

  • ReinholdH

    There is one mistake there in the text. Link’s Blacklist is not a deviantART project, and not all artists who participate in the Game Art HQ Project are deviantART members.
    The project is halfway organized via our dA group of Game-Art-HQ.com, thats all.

    • Midnafan

      technicalities ftw! oh btw, did you see the Beamos cake? :P

      • ReinholdH

        what Beamos cake?!? :P I am the guy who organized this links blacklist art tribute thats why i care about that stuff :)

        • Midnafan

          heh, it’s just there seems to be quite a few people lately that completely ignore what the article is about and start hounding the writers about their information and grammar. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.delarosa.378 Julian Delarosa

    god I hate those things, but it is always so fun to shoot them in the eye with a quickdraw arrow

    • Midnafan

      oh, so you can do that. darn it, i have issues. :'(

  • JuicieJ

    0_0

    • Midnafan

      0__0

  • Hyrule’s Hero

    What if it decides to shoot its beam inside your mouth?

    • Midnafan

      i’m glad it’s not real, cause that would hurt. o.O

      • Dark Majora

        or taste delicious

        • Midnafan

          well, as a cake yes, but as electricity i don’t think so. then again it took me five minutes to figure out the stabbing pain in my arm every time i picked an old fan was me being electrocuted. o.O

  • oozy the wolf

    keep it away from link. it’s so realilistic he might mistake it for real

    • Midnafan

      he must be so traumatized, huh? :P

  • Midnafan

    lol, now i’m just imagining her slicing the cake with a sword! :P

  • Steve

    Today is my birthday. I wish I could have an awesome Zelda cake like this.

    • http://www.zeldadungeon.net/ Bastian

      Happy birthday!

  • nivi_formula1

    amazing!

  • JuicieJ

    Part of me would want to cut it the way you do in-game, but the rest of me knows that would be a bad idea because the rest of the cake would fall and splat…

  • Death the Kid♀

    I would be worried about it like, falling over or something…