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Ocarina of Time :: Mad [Deku] Scrub by cakecrumbs Ocarina of Time :: Mad [Deku] Scrub by cakecrumbs
This is my entry for the third round of Link's Blacklist Project. For those of you not familiar with it, it's a collaborative fan art project that focuses on the baddies of the Zelda franchise.

This time I chose to depict a deku scrub. I chose the mad scrub variant of them because I love the autumn-ish colours of this type. There's well over 100 sugar leaves in the piece. Each was hand cut, thinned, embossed and then painted with powdered food colouring. Inside is almond butter cake, covered in chocolate ganache.

This is my first time incorporating LED lights into a cake. For anyone who has played Majora’s Mask, you’ll remember the opening sequence where Link is turned into a Deku. That scene with all the mad scrubs closing in around link and the final shot of the giant deku chasing him down is the most prominent scene in my mind. Those glowing eyes in the dark is what I think of when I think of Mad Scrubs, so I wanted to make this guy glow. I set LED lights deep into the cake and covered them with sugar glass.

More info and photos at my blog



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:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The detail is amazing - especially those leaves! I would never be able to eat something such a masterpiece (though, I'm sure it tastes great!). The sugar glass eyes are really cool!
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Jameswhite89 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
If u made me a cake like this id never eat it id put it on display until it turned to mould lol. Ur amazing
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CpopArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree! I saw your Moon from deviantkitchen then I saw this in the description, and I was like duudeee that can't be food, and I read the description and you said it was food, and I still can't believe it. AMAZING! I WANT ONE TO CHERISH FOREVER. I couldn't eat that. Ever.
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S-A-Diamond Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extraordinary! Must have required a lot of skill and dedication. Clap 
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The-Heroine-fi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Aaawww he's so cute. A cute foe but still deadly if you don't have at least a wooden shield.
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Very impressive Heart 
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:iconbellasylph:
BellaSylph Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!
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Ruby99999777 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I. Just. Died.
This is the best Zelda themed cake i've ever seen!
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:iconwildphoenix22:
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so incredibly cool! You are a cake genius!
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Samnova1324 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is cute
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VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm amazed!
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vinterbarnet Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I would never have guessed it was a cake. And the eyes? Very creative! :)
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BitterAlkaloid Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I love love love your ingenuity and creations. I'm particularly fond of your zelda work. I''d love to see a triforce cake with link pulling out the master sword from a stone in front or something epic. but seeing the things you made are rewarding enough.
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Cthulhu-Fhtagn52 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are spectacular and vibrant.
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oneblacksheep Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd feel so bad eating that... 
This is amazing!
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW amazing!
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Devils-Star Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I love this

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:iconlive-love-forgive:
live-love-forgive Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is a cake?????! I love cake, but I couldn't eat it. It be a crime to cut into something so perfect!!
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twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome cake! I couldn't eat this cake if it was in front of me, it's too beautiful to be eaten!!! *O*
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DagronRat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
You really are the most incredible food artist I've ever seen.  Wow.  Just wow.
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artemecia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Once again, you made me speechless ! Amazing work !
Good luck for the contest !

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Clampigirl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always, this is friggin awesome. I love your Zelda cakes! :heart:
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InsanityStudios Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist
So much detail! I love it :D This is very beautiful, I really like those leaves! Great job :)
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Artist
And its online as part of the Blacklist now finally :-) www.game-art-hq.com/62287/link…
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:iconlolsam23:
lolsam23 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Looks awesome!!
Is it all handmade?
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ELaiNes-DarkRoom Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Cool :rofl:
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TheChibiDevil Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, this is amazing! It's a CAKE!? I had no idea when I clicked on the picture.
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Maniac1080 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cakecrumbs, you should make a hat with this design. I can tell you that at least I would buy it and wear the hat everywhere.
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow........ you are so awesome! i never WON majoras mask.... @_@ (a little bit to much for my brain, im just simple minded... haha.) but this is an awesome cake! :)
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MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! 
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AnyaHikari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome!!! *.*
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theviolinnerd Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! this is beyond amazing! all the leaves and details, as well as the shading on the body and the glowing eyes... awesome work!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness!  You never fail to impress once again :D  The leaves and their coloration are just gorgeous!  And those eyes.. You captured it absolutely perfectly :la:
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Lynsink Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
The eyes are soo awesome!
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WEAPONIX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
awesome!
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Jivra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

That's a cake? Who would wanna eat it? It's too beautiful to eat.

I would place it in a glass case and keep it forever.

 

The colours are just lovely and the eyes idea was clever. I keep thinking "nightlight". Now that's a nightlight I would want even if I'm not afraid of the dark. =)

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I-am-Ginger-Pops Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow... those eyes! Great work!
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AzaleaJones Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If this cake were jewelry I would wear it.
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Rainbowforce5 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This is truely great. Keep up the awesomeness. 
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Allinardo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
It's so cute c:
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WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HOW. HOW. HOW IS THIS A CAKE? Each time you do something, it's just so amazing. Thank you for being alive and exsisting on this planet. <3 QAQ
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Pukachi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
WAIT, this is FOOD?! :wow: :heart:
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HappySquarrel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconbnang3l:
BNAng3l Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
A ... cake?!   I thougt it was some kind of sculpture!  Amazing Oo'     

Really nice work :)  Keep going :D
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ZeldaAm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought this was a clay model and then I opened it up and I saw it was by cakecrumbs. I was like, oh wait its gotta be a cake because cakecrumbs is awesome like that.
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Only-Half Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
You must be one the most talented people I've ever had the pleasure to watch :) You're just amazing, I'm so excited to see what you post next
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Jezz1276 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wowzers!
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thelovegeneration Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Wow. Your food and cakes are incredible! ;)
Truly, it is amazing!

Congratulations!!!
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