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!
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
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.