This stunning Arwen Cake was made by Raewyn Read from Cakes by Raewyn. Raewyn made Arwen for the Cakes From Middle Earth Cake Collaboration.
Raewyn chose Arwen because she has always been mesmerized by Arwen’s grace and ethereal beauty equally as much as her strength and resilience.
Arwen is made of a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and modeling chocolate. She is completely hand painted. Her Butterfly Crown is made of gumpaste and florists wire with royal icing piping.
One thing I love about this cake is how lifelike Arwen looks. Her eye brows, eyes, nose, and lips are terrific.
Last month, I made a mask for a masquerade ball. It was a lot harder than it looked. So, I really appreciate Arwen’s gorgeous Butterfly Crown. It is hard to believe that it was made from wire, royal icing, and gumpaste.
This amazing Galadriel Cake was made by Becs Lake from Stiletto Studio Cakes. Becs’ cake was inspired by the following Hobbit poster:
Becs did a wonderful job recreating this in cake.
Galadriel’s torso is cake. Her arms, neck, and head are modelled and layered fondant which was hand painted with vodka, water, and powder colours. Her eyes were painted with airbrush colours. The bottle is made from lights wrapped in edible wafer paper and flower wires.
This is the Brooch of Galadriel. The detail on it terrific.
I love Becs version of the Phial of Galadriel. The handle is terrific and I really like how it glows from within.
According to Wikipedia, the Phial of Galadriel was a parting gift to Frodo Baggins by Galadriel when the Fellowship of the Ring left Lórien. It was also known as the Star-glass, because it held a little fragment from the light of the Star of Eärendil, which was one of the Silmarils, contained within the waters of Galadriel’s Mirror. It is thus a reflection of a reflection of the light of the Two Trees of Valinor.