Gollum Cakes

These Cakes Are Precious To Gollum

Hobbit Cake

This Fabulous Three Dimensional Gollum Cake was made by Karin Klenner of Sweet Little Treat for the Cakes From Middle Earth Cake Collaboration. 

Karin began making cakes about three and one half years ago as a hobby and loves it as a way to express her creativity. For this collaboration, she wanted to create a cake that was a realistic replica, instead of something that just resembled Gollum.  She said that the hardest part was getting all the little details correct. The basis for her design was a Weta Workshop bust of Gollum.  She did a great job making her edible Gollum look realistic.

 

This Lord of the Rings Cake is approximately 30 centimeters high and took 1.5 kilograms of fondant and 1 kilogram of modeling chocolate to make.  Gollum’s single strands of hair were made out of sugar. Gollum took about thirty hours to complete. The core of Gollum is fondant. The outer layers are modeling chocolate.  The eyes were painted with petal dust. The name plaque was made using fondant and rice paper and painted using edible gold and black paints.

 

Gollum Cake

Gollum Cake

Lord of the Rings Cake

 

Lord of the Rings Cake

This Magnificent 3D Gollum Cake was made by Elina Prawito of Bake-a-boo Cakes for the Cakes From Middle Earth Cake Collaboration.  Gollum is over 45 centimeters tall. This Lord of the Rings cake is a cute standing version of Gollum eating a cupcake with pink icing, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. The baker wanted to show Gollum finding a new precious in the form of a yummy cupcake.

Gollum Cake

Close-up of Gollum with a cupcake.

Hobbit Cake

LOTR Cake

 

 

Gollum Cake

 This Awesome Gollum cake was made by Emma Hogg of Strawberry Sky Cakes for the Cakes From Middle Earth Cake Collaboration.  Gollum is stitting on a rock beside a Hobbit House. The hobbit house has a round wooden door, round windows, and the roof has green grass,and green plants with white flowers with yellow centers. There is a gray cobblestone walkway leading up to the house. Gold writing on the cake board says ‘Cakeses Precious, what’s cakeses? We wants it, is it scrumptious?’ 

 

 

Lord of the Rings Cake

Close-up of Gollum

 

Stunning Gollum Cake

Gollum Cake

This fantastic Gollum was made by Laura from El Laboratorio de las Tartas. The detail on Gollum and the rock formation are out of this world.

 

Gollum Cake

If you look carefully you’ll see that Gollum is holding the One Ring in his right hand.

 

Gollum Cake

Gollum Cake

Gollum is so emaciated that I feel sorry for him.

 

Gollum Cake

Fish that Gollum caught.

 

Here are photos of the cake in progress:

 

Gollum Cake

Gollum Cake

I thought it was really neat that Laura made multiple heads for Gollum because she didn’t know which would work best.

 

Gollum Cake

Here is the Styrofoam base covered in fondant with the grove cut out from the pond.

 

Gollum Cake

Gollum Cake

Here is the rock formation before the pond was added.

 

Gollum Cake

Laura used Playmobile fish to create the molds for her fish.

 

Gollum Cake

The pond was made from “sugar glass” so that it would be translucent.  The results are amazing because you can make out bits of the rocks underneath the pond.

This Gollum Is As Sweet As Sugar

Gollum Sculpture

The first thing I noticed about this Gollum sugar sculpture when I saw it was the fact that Gollum is smiling. There are very few times in the Lord of the Rings movies when you see Gollum smiling and I love the fact that the sculptor chose to capture this element of Gollum’s character. When it comes to just amazing details, be sure to notice the facial features- the eyes, the nose, & the mouth with the teeth. The details of the sculpting is what makes this sugar sculpture so amazing. It was made by Michelle Sugar Art and won a Gold Award in the sugar figurine category at ICHF Cake International.  Michelle also made my favorite Doctor Who Cake.