Zelda: The Animated Cake


Uhhhhhhhhh. Wait. Hold on a second, let me mop of the drool that has accumulated on my keyboard.

Will Turnbow and his wife decided to make all of our parents look awful by building this Zelda: Skyward Sword cake for their ten-year-old daughter. Below I’ve pasted the “about” section on the video if you’re interested:

“I got my daughter started on her first Zelda game, The Skyward Sword for the Wii. She of course claims it to be the best Zelda ever made….

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.

….Speaking of……My daughter has since started The Twilight Princess and has exclaimed that it is better than the Skyward Sword (she loves animals so riding a horse and turning into a wolf is apparently awesome).”

Like, my parents are amazing and awesome and I love them so much, but um, WHERE WAS MY OCARINA OF TIME CAKE?!!!


  1. Oh fuck off… How are the rest of us suppose to compete with this??? Remember when getting a cake that was vaguely shaped like the thing you loved was good enough? God help the person that shows my kids this video.

  2. Mother of God… 2 questions: 1) How much of the cake is actually edible, and 2) Have these parents been written in a Parents of the Year yet, because if not, I would like to officially nominate them.

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