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Romantic Skyrim-inspired "Amulet of Mara" Cake!

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     This is a cake that is topical twice over: just in time for Valentine's Day, but also just in time to celebrate the release of the new Skyrim DLC, "Dragonborn"! RAWR!

     For those who don't know, the Amulet of Mara is an item in the video game "Skyrim" that (theoretically) allows you to take the hand of any eligible bachelor/bachelorette of your choosing. My personal experiences with this item were cruel and cutting: the first time I attempted to marry my in-game wife Mjoll, the game glitched and she never showed up to our wedding. I was left standing there in front of half a dozen NPCs, twiddling my thumbs, totally jilted. I reloaded and tried again; this time, after the wedding she wordlessly walked out and disappeared from the game entirely. I ran through Riften looking for her, and only found creepy Aerin walking alone, telling me how he's "never seen Mjoll's this upset," etc. Mmm. Thanks, buddy.

     This Instructable will show you how to make your own edible Amulet of Mara to go atop a romantic cake or giant cookie or humongous sweetroll. Give it to your Skyrim-loving sweetie and hopefully they will treat you better than Mjoll did me. 

Please excuse the photo quality; my cake workspace is on a desk in the corner of a room in a basement and it's hard to get any natural light!

YOU REQUIRE:
Fondant (I used about 5oz)
CMC or Tylose 
Circle cutters
Food colouring (yellow and blue at the very least)
Gold, brown and black luster dust
Vodka or Lemon Extract (or any clear grain alcohol)
Clay extruder
A knife
Corn starch
Toothpicks
A set of clay or fondant modelling tools (optional but extremely helpful)
A very small paint brush and some water
 
 
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bagnitsch1 year ago
Very beautiful! Inspired me to make these cupcakes --> http://crixsom.deviantart.com/art/BeJeweled-389060160
But your cake is much more lovely.
karalalala1 year ago
This is actually.. super beautiful.. and dare I say.. elegant.. brah-vo, bra, brah-vo!
I somehow completely missed this before now. I love Skyrim and I love cake!

YOU ARE AMAZING
h0n3y5un5h1n3 (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Hey thanks! Im glad you like it! Im a huge Skyrim fangirl so I was pretty pumped about this project. I did another Skyrim cake last weekend, too! www.cake-bit.com/section/352408_Skyrim_Feast_Birthday_Cake.html
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
=O i love this piece of edible jewel :O
This is crazy amazing! You are a master cake decorator!!!
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! It's actually pretty simple when you get down to it, but I still learned about a dozen things making this.