How a baker bakes Dagoth Ur in homage to Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind remains a classic RPG, known for its massive world, fussy scroll-based combat, and wild character collection. More than two decades since the game first launched, its most famous villain has ended up in an unexpectedly delicious place. Yes, I’m talking about Dagoth Ur, the timeless delicacy for dreamers, and a snack only for the bravest (or perhaps the most innocent).
The cake arrived in the second week of February, when Molly Carroll, PR and communications director at Larian Studios, and her partner saw an Instagram scroll of someone making a face cake (deeply cursed).
“My partner knows I love Tomorrow and pointed out that FACT, Dagoth Ur (Senior Councilor of House Dagoth, Sixth House, Merciless Tribe) wears a mask that goes well with a cake,” Carroll told me, via Twitter DM. “He was absolutely right, and I had no choice but to do it. I also have a lot of apples to use.” (Related.)
The baking process takes about two hours, with 20 minutes dedicated to making the dough. She followed Smitten Kitten’s Fragile Crust Recipe – which I mention in case any readers want to make their own handsome Dagoth Ur – then chill the pie crust overnight before moving on to the other steps.
Peeling, cored, and laying out the many small apples is the most time-consuming part. Carroll told me, “I was trying to arrange the apples so there were little lumps where his cheekbones were. “It just took me another 20 minutes trying to recreate Dagoth Ur’s golden face.” That said, she overcame some construction challenges, as it was her first time running a pie with a more complex crust than the mesh. It was difficult to cut off the nose, but she went ahead and used egg wash to create various facial features.
When she posted a photo of the unbaked cake to Twitter on February 12, the response was abuzz. Fans have commented on the idea and have also sent in tons AI Dagoth Ur clip — a recent meme in which people use Elevenlabs AI voice software to create Tomorrow Villains read random things.
Unfortunately, the actual baking process is a bit tricky, as the butter from the pie crust drips in the oven and causes some smoke, resulting in an unsavory smoky flavor to the apple pie. “The crust was a bit burnt, the flavor was not very good, but it probably reflects the spirit of Dagoth Ur after being brutally knocked down by his close friend Lord Nerevar beneath the Red Mountain,” Carroll said.