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.



  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!


    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…”


  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.


    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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