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Cakes From Middle Earth: A Tribute To Peter Jackson

Cakes From Middle Earth

Continuing our coverage of Cakes From Middle Earth, here is the logo of this Wonderful cake and sugar art collaboration. This film has a picture of the Terrific works of thirty talented cake decorators and sugar artists from New Zealand who have joined together to celebrate the film works of Peter Jackson.

Peter Jackson Cake

Since this collaboration honors Peter Jackson, it is only fitting to have a cake that represents him. This Superb Sir Peter Jackson Cake was made by Sarah Clark of The Cake Tin. The detail of this edible artwork is amazing. The head was made using a solid chocolate skull base covered in modeling chocolate for all of the facial features and hair. His torso was made using Rice Krispies Treats covered in modeling chocolate. It took three hours to make the beard and five hours to make the hair by cutting individual strands of hair. His shirt and jacket were made using fondant. She did a great job with his eyes.

Peter Jackson Cake  

Middle Earth Cake

Close-up of Peter Jackson’s eyes

Peter Jackson Cakes

These Marvelous Sugar Art Stiletto shoes were created by Jo Orr of Ciccio Cakes. These wonderful edible creations were inspired by Peter Jackson’s films including: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin, The Lovely Bones, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners, Crossing the Line, Valley of the Stereos, West of Memphis, Jack Brown Genius, Forgotten Silver, Bad Taste, Braindead, and Meet the Feebles. These shoes would make great cake toppers.  The shoe theme was chosen to pay homage to Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson’s spouse. The large gold star in the middle represents Sir Peter Jackson’s star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood that he received on Monday. Each shoe expertly incorporates elements of the film it represents in the edible medium of gumpaste.

 

The Hobbit Cake

The Heel of this Hobbit shoe is the staff of Gandalf the Grey.  The One Ring is in the top of the staff. Bilbo’s outfit is represented in the rest of the shoe. The label inside the shoe says Shire Shoes to represent the Hobbit’s shire.

Lord Of The Rings Cake

The shoe heel of this Lord of the Rings Shoe is Treebeard. The Witch-king of Angmar is the front of the shoe. The sides and back are the Elven cloak and leaf brooch. The inside of the shoe has Sauron Shoes to represent the Eye of Sauron.

King Kong Cake

The heel and back of this King Kong shoe are King Kong’s hand. The front of the shoe represents Ann’s dress. The label inside the shoe is Empire Shoes to represent the Empire State building.

Tintin Cake

This Tintin Shoe has a heel based on Captain Haddock’s Jersey, the front of the shoe is Snowy and the rest of the shoe is Tintin’s clothes.

District 9 Cake

This District 9 Shoe represents the alien or Prawn.

The Frightners Cake

The Lovely Bones Cake

Crossing The LIne Cake

Brain Dead Cake

Forgotten Silver Cake

Bad Taste Cake

Heavenly Creatures Cake

Jack Brown Genius Cake

Meet The Feebles Cake

Valley of the Stereos

West of Memphis Cake

Goblins and Orcs Galore

Hobbit Cake

This Terrific Great Goblin Cake was made by Christine Jeffery of Imaginarium Cakes as part of the Cakes From Middle Earth cake collaboration. She chose this Hobbit character because of the extreme nature of his grotesqueness. She knew that the level of detail required for such a disgusting character would be challenging. The terrific detail of the bloodshot yellow eyes, the yellow skin with all of the warts, scars, and growths all over, the thin gray stringy hair, and the long toenails is amazing and made the character look very realistic. The crown on his head looks like a large vine tied in a circle with large white teeth strapped to it. The top of the staff he is holding has an animal skull with large brown horns pointing to the side and two tall thin black horns sticking up straight, and with small skulls and shrunken heads handing down. She did a Fantastic job capturing the likeness of this Hobbit character in edible form. 

The internal structure was made from aluminum armature, stainless steel bolts, and a wooden board. The cake was vanilla sour cream cake colored green to represent the insides of a goblin.  The cake was covered with red ganache and finished off using modeling chocolate. The Great Goblin’s crown and staff were made from modeling chocolate. 

 

Great Goblin Cake

Close-up of the Great Goblin’s face

 

Great Goblin Cake

Close-up of the top of his staff with animal skull and small shrunken heads

 

Hobbit Cake

 Side view of The Great Goblin

 

Hobbit Cake

This Marvelous Azog Cake was made by Joanne Tan of Scrumptious Cakes for Cakes From Middle Earth . This edible bust of Azog the Defiler is 33 cm high. She did a great job with the scars, cuts, blemishes, the jagged teeth, and the evil menacing eyes. Agog was the leader of the Goblins of Moria. Tolkien calls him ‘great Orc’. Tolkien considered goblin an English translation of the word orc and called orcs goblins in the The Hobbit.

 

Azog Cake

Close-up of Azog’s face

 

Azog Cake

 

To see more of these fabulous sugar creations please visit Cakes From Middle Earth.

Smaug Treasures These Cakes

Smaug Cake

Continuing our coverage of Cakes From Middle Earth Cake Collaboration,we are featuring three edible recreations of the fire-breathing dragon Smaug from The Hobbit.

This Fabulous Smaug Desolates Middle Earth Cake was  made by Sheila Haughie of I Love Cakes by Sheila. This cake was inspired by the ending scene from The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug when Smug flies towards Esgaroth Upon the Long Lake (aka. Lake-town) and says “I am Fire… I am death.” These words are written in red in the yellow flames on the cake. The chest and neck of the dragon glow yellow as fire and destruction spew out of his mouth. LED lights inside the chest illuminate the chest in yellow. Smog was made using fondant and modeling chocolate and then airbrushed and painted. Rice paper was used to make his wings. His support structure was made using a 6 mm metal rod and #12 guage utility wire and aluminum craft wires for the wings, head, legs, tail, and fingers. Smaug is 35 inches long with a wing span of about 47 inches and is 26 inches tall. The bright yellow flames were made using pulled sugar and flickering LED lights. The cake and cake board were covered in fondant and painted to look like molten lava.

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Hobbit Cake

Hobbit Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake


 

Smaug Cake

This Awesome Smaug Surrounded By Golden Treasure Cake was made by Sandra Boston of KiwiCakes. This Hobbit Cake is based on the scene where there is a room full of gold treasure where all you can see is gold until Smaug’s eye opens and reveals the dragon. This Golden treasure is 12 inches tall. Eight bottles of lustre dust, and two bottles of edible paint, and four bottles of rose spirit were used in the making of this golden cake.

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Smaug Cake

Close-up of Smaug’s eye

Smaug Cake

Hobbit Cake

Hobbit Cake

Hobbit Cake


Smaug Cake  

This Splendid Smaug the Mighty Cake was made by Mel Hurst of Sugar and Spice Celebration Cakes. This Hobbit Sugar Art is 40cm high. Its support structure was made from PVC pipe. Rice Krispies Treats were used as a base for the head. Fondant was used to create the scaly and rugged appearance of Smaug’s head. Air-brushing added the colors of the dragon.  The cake board was gold and covered with golden coins. The large white diamond-like Arkenstone is on the top of the gold coins.

Hobbit Cake

Smaug Cake

Mel also used her cake to make these adorable mug shots for Smaug:

Smaug Mugshot

 

Smaug Mugshot

To see more of these fabulous sugar creations please visit Cakes From Middle Earth.

Frodo And Gandalf At Bag End

Hobbit Cake

Julia Hardy made this magnificent cake version of Frodo Baggin’s Hobbit Hole called Bag End for a birthday celebration. This must be one of the nicest places in this edible shire. This started off as a 9 inch cake and wound up covering a 14 inch cake board. This cake has a green hill with Bag End inset into the hill. There are white foxgloves just outside the house. There is a carpet of green grass all around and on top of it are several different types of leafy plants.  The gray stone stepped pathway leading up to the house is wonderful. The door to the house is a green round shape with brown trim around and a brown door handle in the middle.  The windows are green with brown brick trim around them.  A flower pot of white flowers in below one of the windows.  Frodo and Gandalf are standing outside the Hobbit Hole. Gandalf is wearing a gray robe with a brown belt and a gray hat.  He is holding a staff in his hand. He has a grey beard. Frodo has black pants, a white shirt with a brown vest and a green tunic. He has brown hair and is holding a staff in his hand.  Both figures were made using gum paste. Frodo and Gandalf look like they are ready to start off on a grand adventure.

Hobbit Cake

View of Frodo Baggins’ Hobbit Hole

Galdalf Cake

Frodo Baggins and Gandalf in gumpaste form

Bag End Cake

Side view of Bag End