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Skyward Sword :: Furnix Cake

You guys. It's done. It's finally done. *collapses into a heap*

As stated in the WIP, this is for :icongame-art-hq:'s "Link's Blacklist: The Zelda Tribute". It's an art collab featuring 60 artists, each of whom creates fan art from Zelda. But the really cool and different thing about the project is that it's enemies only. The standard is amazing and you guys should go see it and love it and tell the artists how amazing they are. Even if you're not a fan of the series. Go go go: [link]

Now. I can't draw for nuts, so I turned to a medium I'm a bit more advanced in. This turned out to be the most ambitious, stressful, ridiculous cake I've ever done. I've gone into detail on the blog about half of the crap that went wrong with this cake, so I won't bore you with it.

Tech details: The cake + topper stands a total of just under 30cm high, and the Furnix topper has a wingspan of 24cm. Cake is butter cake that begins red at the base and gradually progresses to yellow at the top. Layered and covered with buttercream and then fondant ruffles. The Furnix topper is predominantly fondant. I used a wire frame to support the structure. All of the feathers on the cake were individually cut. I have no idea how long it took me all up, but for the topper alone it was about 5 full days of work. Not counting making the wire frame and repairing all the breakages, colouring the fondant, etc.

Lawd, this was a marathon. This cake took every ounce of patience I posses. I nearly gave up thrice. There are A LOT of things I'm not happy with and would like to have done better, but by the end I just wanted it to be over. I've used time I should have spent working on my thesis and will probably regret that. So. Yeah. Not perfect. But it'll do for now.

Bloggity with lots of ramblings, WIPs and a whole bunch of photos, including the failed ancient-cistern themed cake: [link]

Some other Zelda fan art:

ETA: Oh oh oh! I forgot to add in my sleepy delirium last night that, while I used a whole bunch of references from screen caps and Zelda dungeon and whatnot, I want to give special mention to this reference from fellow deviant ~ShrubbyNerb. Without it I'd not have been able to see certain angles of the Furnix so it was a huge help!
Image details
Image size
1625x1500px 1.92 MB
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2012, 4:08:37 PM
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Vision: Gorgeous looking piece, love the colors and its obvious the amount of work you put into this guy simply by looking at it.

Originality: Hopefully I'm using this one correctly since your piece isn't exactly truly original since you based it off a pre existing character, but the way you did him and showed him off, was unique and stunning in its own way.

Technique: Fondant isn't the easiest thing to mold since I've used it and at least for m, hard to manipulate while still ensuring it keeps it shape and sticks to itself. Maybe I just always get poor quality fondant XD. I can see how you took small pieces and layered them over one another to achieve the feather like texture and it looks amazing.

Impact: Love it, gorgeous cake topper, I hope that you keep this guy chilled so you can re use him over and over again since I would be sad if I put so much effort into something for it just to get eaten or thrown away.