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!

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
A set of clay or fondant modelling tools (optional but extremely helpful)
A very small paint brush and some water

Step 1: Prepare your cake!

I didn't put a recipe here because it doesn't really matter what you want to put the amulet on, as long as there's sufficient flat space. If you're looking for recommendations, I trust Dorie Greenspan, Rose Levy Beranbaum, and Deb Perelman with my life. I made a heart-shaped vanilla buttermilk cake and covered it in fondant, gave it a cobblestone texture, and painted it up a bit. (Fondant isn't necessary for covering the whole cake though!) Make sure you have your cake or at least your cake pans so you know what scale to make your amulet. Also, the final assembly of the amulet is done on the cake, so fondant/buttercream needs time to set up before you do that. 
Very beautiful! Inspired me to make these cupcakes --&gt; http://crixsom.deviantart.com/art/BeJeweled-389060160 <br>But your cake is much more lovely.
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! <br /> <br />YOU ARE AMAZING
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
=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.

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