Friday, October 18, 2013

Hobbit Hole Birthday Cake

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My family is full of Sci-Fi nerds and my sons especially love The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. I was originally going to do a regular Lego block cake but at the last minute decided to up the ante. Why not, I had a few hours to burn!

I checked online and of course, just when I'm thinking I'm all creative and original...someone else(actually a lot) already thought of this! It seemed they all had a different idea on how to go about making this cake so I just went to the store in search of anything that looked like it would work. Turns out I had pretty good luck because it came out pretty close to my vision. 

DIY Hobbit Hole Birthday Cake by Over The Apple Tree

I used two cake mixes. I poured one into a 13x9 cake pan and the other I poured half into a round cake pan and the rest I put into cupcakes. To form the house I leveled off the top of the 13x9 and flipped upside down onto the serving platter. I cut the round in half and leveled off only the bottom layer, flipped over, and stacked halves on top of each other. The top layer should have the rounded top.

DIY Hobbit Birthday Cake by Over The Apple Tree

You can pretty much see from the pictures what I used to construct the rest of the house.
Here is a list of my supplies:
 Graham Crackers
Chocolate frosting(to glue the goodies on the front of house)
Chocolate Cookies
Kit Kat
Hershey Bar
Sugar Daddies
Candy Pumpkins
Chocolate Marshmallows
Flower Shaped Sprinkles
Grape Stem(tree)

DIY Hobbit Cake by Over The Apple Tree

Chocolate Marshmallow Boulders
Hobbit Birthday Cake by Over The Apple Tree
Hershey Stairs
DIY Hobbit Birthday Cake by Over The Apple Tree
Grape Stem Tree
DIY Hobbit hole cake by Over The Apple Tree
Pumpkin Patch
DIY Hobbit cake by Over The Apple Tree

DIY Hobbit hole birthday cake by Over The Apple Tree

Look at that's all worth it!

DIY Hobbit hole birthday cake by Over The Apple Tree

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that meant comfort."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

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  1. Looks amazing! Even though my son is 18, I think he would love a cake like this, because he's such a LOTR's fan. You've inspired me :)

  2. My goodness. What a cake! And he looks in awe! How long did it take?

    1. Thanks for visiting Abbe! From the time I started making the frosting until I was done decorating, it was about two hours. Remember to factor in the amount of time I spent chasing the kids away from my candy!

    2. I apsalutly love! it how did you think to do a grap stem for the tree?

    3. I think I saw on Pinterest someone had took a grape stem, dipped it in chocolate then dipped it in green colored rice krispies for the leaves. I didn't have time for all that so I threw some green frosting on there and called it a day!

  3. Oh this is lovely! Absolutely fantastic. I have a pinterest board for amazing cakes and this defiantly qualifies!

    1. Thanks so much Julia, come visit me again!

  4. Loved this cake and I made one just like it for my son's 5th birthday today. I used chocolate for the top and white cake for the bottom. It was such a hit. Thanks for posting and making the instructions so easy to understand. BTW, using the graham crackers was genius. I think I'll be doing that again with other cakes I make in the future.

    1. That's so great to hear! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  5. Awesome cake! What kind of frosting did you use for the grass and vines?

    1. Whipped up a huge batch of butter cream frosting for the whole thing, used different tips on my piping bag to do grass and vines.

  6. I'm aout to start this. Why did you use the graham crackers in the front and then cover them all up?

    1. I didn't think the soft cake could hold the weight of the door and windows candy.

  7. Has anyone made this cake in stages, and frozen it? My daughter wants to bake and after it cools, add the base frosting, then freeze it for a few days.
    She would then thaw add the finishing decor the day the cake is needed.
    Would this work out without creating a disaster?
    Any advice would be appreciated!!


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