My son is a huge Legend of Zelda fan. He has been for years actually.
When he was 3, he wanted to dress as the hero "Link" (Green Boy, as he called him) for Halloween.
Here was his costume:
So when he asked for a Zelda cake for his birthday, I had to think about how I was going to do this. I'm not exactly a professional cake decorator!
I finally took some classic imagery from the game - the sword in the stone, the hero, and the Tri-force symbol that appears throughout the game, as my inspiration for the cake.
I started with cookies, which I cut and painted with food coloring ink.
I made a couple of Link cookies to choose from, and a partial sword cookie too.
Then I made a chocolate cake, which I froze and cut and rearranged:
And finally some cream cheese chocolate frosting, purple sparkle sugar sprinkled (his favorite color) and some strategically placed non-chocolate frosting with yellow sugar sprinkles and voila!
He liked his cake!