The love people have for their favorite games is some of the most impressive stuff I've ever seen. Cosplay, tattoo's, and conventions all catered to the games we love is truly a beautiful thing, but we can't eat any of those. What if you wanted--let's say-- a Skyrim themed birthday part. Where would you got to get a cake that fits the theme? Well, you'd go to Baking Obsession and get site owner and baker Vera to create a masterpiece that you'd love to much to eat.
With this cake, Vera has created the dragon Alduin from Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. The amount of detail that she put on this cake is incredible. Everything from the jagged edges of the dragon's skin, the airbrushing, and all the way down to the words "Happy Birthday Tim" transcribed in the Dragon alphabet.
On her website she writes about her process on creating the dragon:
The cake itself and the dragon was my attempt to reproduce a sculpture from a set of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition (a computer game by Bethesda). I started making it using photos I found on the internet. Later, when we purchased the set, I realized that my pretty birdy was getting way too big, almost twice the size of the statue. To make the whole thing proportional, I had to scale up the size of the cake itself. It was made of four 13″x18″ sheets of chocolate cake, soaked in strawberry syrup, and sandwiched with bittersweet strawberry ganache (5 lbs of chocolate). Alduin’s core is made of modeling chocolate. His scales, horns, and spikes are made from gum paste. The double-sided wings are half-and-half (fondant/gum paste). His eyes are Swarovsky crystals. At first, I planned to make them edible from isomalt, but these ruby-like gems were so perfect in their brightness and size, so I changed my mind. I knew Tim would never ever let anybody have a bite from Alduin, so a couple unedibles seemed OK.
Check out more images of this incredible cake below in the gallery and for the rest of Vera's work, head to her site Baking Obsession.