Bilbo’s Hobbit Hole :: A Hobbit Themed Birthday Cake

by | Feb 7, 2013 | Cake Decorating, Happy Birthday, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings | 13 comments

… 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! 


  1. Mama Bear, JD

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

  2. Collette

    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!

  3. Grace Hincapie

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

  4. Jan

    What a wonderful cake! Happy Birthday to Rascal!

  5. Julie

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

  6. Angela

    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! 🙂

  7. Jessica Gordon

    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! 🙂

  8. maria.

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

  9. Unknown

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

  10. Unknown

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

  11. Jessica Gordon

    Yay! I'm so glad this post was helpful! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  12. Cara

    awesome! making it 4 my sons 10th tomorrow! i hope 4 the best!!!!!!


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