Hobbit House Cake

Two of my favourite things: cake and Tolkien!

This cake is a hobbit house with its garden and part of the lake. A bountiful feast of fruit and vegetables including radishes, turnips, watermelons, cabbages, cauliflower and carrots might keep the hobbit going for a couple of meals!

For the base, the hobbit’s house and the surrounding mounds I have used a Victoria sponge filled with strawberry jam. For the decoration I have used fondant icing and marzipan which were coloured, with some also being flavoured with fruit powder or chocolate.

I made soil out of chocolate and crushed biscuits and the grass is a mixture of coloured coconut and grated fondant icing.

Everything is edible, including the Hobbiton sign that was made using coloured rice paper, edible ink and a dried fondant post.

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4 comments

  1. This is so pretty and detailed. I love all your cakes, the decoration is really well thought out and creative. So clever the use of coloured coconut for the grass, i was wondering how you got it so grass textured!

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words. Ah yes the grass: took a fair bit of thinking so it was not 1 dimensional and then one of those lightbulb moments when I thought “of course…”

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  2. It’s funny, when I saw the title ‘Hobbit Cake,’ I immediately thought of seed cake. Flavored with caraway seeds, with a pound cake-like consistency. In the first chapter of ‘The Hobbit’, seed cake is one of the things (among many others) that the dwarfs lift out of poor Bilbo’s pantry.

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    1. Ah yes, seed cake, of course. And very lovely it is too. Perhaps a fun cooking session is needed to replace the contents of his pantry.

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