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.