On Saturday we celebrated our oldest son’s 13th birthday! This year he asked for a “Lord of the Rings” party theme and, after looking at many cakes, I decided to try and create a “One Ring to Rule Them All!” birthday cake for him! My inspiration came from The Art of Being Mama’s beautiful cake, however I opted to use a dark brown frosting for the writing similar to this cake.
I went out searching for a “perfect” non-stick ring cake pan, but ended up using my aluminum jello mold. I was worried that the cake would stick to the pan, but with a nice thick layer of Bake Easy! it came out just fine. I’ve been fighting yet another sinus infection, as well as an ear infection and poison oak, so I kept things extra easy on myself and used a “Golden” Butter cake mix for the cake.
I ended up needing 1 1/2 cans of Fluffy White Whipped Frosting. After spreading the first can of frosting over the cake I popped it in the freezer for 20 minutes to seal in any crumbs and then finished it with one last smooth layer of white frosting before spraying it with a can of Gold Color Mist (picked up at Michaels for just a couple dollars after a coupon).
For the writing I used a tube of Chocolate Decorating Icing with a Wilton Round Decorating Tip #5 and copied the words directly from our copy of Lord of the Rings. I probably should have practiced a bit on paper first, and I wasn’t able to fit the second half of the second line, but I thought it came out pretty well considering it was my first attempt writing Elvish!
He paused, and then said slowly in a deep voice:
‘This is the Master-ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring that he lost many ages ago, to the great weakening of his power. He greatly desires it – but he must not get it.’