This woman has got to be the most awesome mom in the world! She manages the blog Baking Obsession, and from the little I have seen, she really is obsessed. Lucky for her son, who asked to have Alduin the Dragon from Skyrim as his birthday cake. Now if I were the mom, I would have gone looking for someone who could do the job for a reasonable amount. This mom, however, went ahead and put her all into her son’s birthday cake. Just that one picture, and even those who may not be into dragons (and cakes, for that matter) will be impressed.
Here’s a close look at Alduin the World Eater dragon cake.
I keep staring at the photos, and I know I won’t be able to bear to cut into the cake. If I had that cake and I could afford cryogenic preservation, I would!
Look at the detail on those wings.
I can’t even begin to describe the process that went into the making of Alduin the World Eater dragon cake, but here’s an idea, straight from the horse’s mouth.
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.
Swarovsky crystals, no less! I do love how they glow, don’t you? And if you look closely below, you will see an inscription on the stone. That’s dragonspeak for “Happy Birthday Tim”. It really doesn’t get much better than this for a little kid!
This really is the best cake in the entire world. It even beats the dragon cake in the 10 Awesomely Geeky Cakes list we had some time back!