Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bilbo's Hobbit Hole :: A Hobbit Themed Birthday Cake...

... For Rascal's 111th Birthday!



After listening to the excellent unabridged version of the Hobbit, and watching the movie, Rascal requested a "Hobbit" themed birthday for his 11th birthday this year!  Our cake turned out differently, but was mostly inspired by Charlotte's recent Hobbit Hole cake and Rascal's Hobbit Hole Lego Set.  Usually I wait until the kids are in bed to decorate their cakes, but today I decided to take advantage of the long nap Bud took this afternoon.  So now I get to share it with you tonight!

My Supplies:

2 boxes cake mix (Rascal choose Triple Chocolate)
Oval Cake Pan (I have the Oval Pan set which I love!  I first used them for our Nesting Doll Cake and also use them each Easter for Egg shaped cakes! For this cake I used the 13.5"x9.8" Oval) 
Filling/Frosting of choice

2 containers white frosting
leaf green icing color
Wilton Tip #233 (for grass) with decorating bag and coupler

Nutella mixed with a little of the extra white icing (for the ground - chocolate frosting or brown sugar would also work)   
1 granola bar (for chimney) 
2 large chocolate coins (for windows) 
yellow sprinkles (or yellow frosting)
1 green sugar sheet (for door)
1 yellow Sixlets (for door knob)
Candy Rocks (decorations) 
Candy Flowers (I used these.
2 Hershey Chocolate Bars (for around door and walkway) 




Assembling the Cake:


Bake two oval cakes.  Cool.  Slice each cake in half lengthwise.



Line up the cakes on platter, filling with frosting/filling of preference.  (We ended up only using 3 of the 4 cakes halves, and 2 - one cake - might have been enough, but we liked the look of the three cakes halves best.)   I then covered the cake with a layer of white frosting.   (I usually then stick it in the freezer to harden, but didn't this time and regretted it later!) 


Make the chimney.  Slice a granola bar in half and stick the two halves together (we used a little Nutella).   Place on top of cake.



Cover the cake with green grass using tinted frosting and the grass frosting tip.   This took a little while, and I bounced back and forth between it and other things, but it was fun!


At Charlotte's suggestion I made the door with a Green Sugar Sheet!  The cookie cutter helped with the size I needed and then I cut the circle out with a pair of scissors.  For the yellow door knob, I just attached a yellow Sixlets with some chocolate.


I made a big mess of the cake when I tried to use some Nutella around the door and the windows (I tried using yellow sparkle gel at first) kept wanting to slide down the front of the cake... So I searched through my supplies and pulled out a couple Hershey Bars and a couple chocolate coins.   We cut the Hershey's into little squares for around the door and then put a little white frosting on the coins before dipping them in yellow sprinkles for the windows.   Thankfully the grass covered all the mistakes!  


While I cleaned up the kitchen Captain helped arrange the candy rocks around the yard and then I added some yellow flowers.  


The birthday boy loves his cake and is very excited for the celebration to begin in the morning!


Happy Birthday Rascal! 

12 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing the sugar sheets, glad to see someone use them with success! Awesome cake.

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  2. Beautiful! My two older kids are reading over my shoulder :) & are very excited for Rascal & his "very awesome cake" today ~ Happy Birthday, Rascal!!

    Your grass-frosting turned out very realistic ~ does your frosting tip come from Pampered Chef kit?

    Wishing you all a joy-filled day of Birthday celebrating!

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    1. Actually I don't think the frosting tip comes with that set... I picked up one at JoAnn's the other night and it's a Wilton #233.

      Thank you for the birthday wishes! :)

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  3. I just might have to make that creation for an upcoming birthday! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. What a wonderful cake! Happy Birthday to Rascal!

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  5. Awesome!! Happy Birthday Rascal! Your boys are growing up so fast!!

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  6. Neat cake!! I just finished reading The Hobbit to my children, I will have to show them this! They will love it! Happy Birthday to Rascal! :)

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  7. This was such a fun idea! I made it for my brother's birthday, and he absolutely loved it. Thank you!

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  8. thanks for the cake "how to" .... I'm going to try to make it today.

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  9. It worked ....thank you so much. I wouldn't have even known where to start without your page.

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad this post was helpful! Thanks for commenting! :)

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