Hobbit cake

Monday 7 March 2011

Max is turning 19 in a few days, and we made him a cake tonight, Bilbo’s house in the Shire, from The Hobbit:

Hobbit cake

Chocolate cake, vanilla icing tinted green for grass, with just a little coconut for texture. Mini-marhsmallow cobblestones, trees of pretzels, shortbread cookie door, chocolate chimney, and of course, Lego figures.

BTW: in keeping with the birthday theme, today is the ninth anniversary of the first post on this blog.


Yoav Shapira 6:20 AM on 8 Mar 2011

Cool cake!!

Jeff Darcy 7:59 AM on 8 Mar 2011

That is so cool, Ned. I particularly like the way you used simple materials like marshmallows and pretzels and - my favorite - the shortbread cookie instead of just molding things from globs of icing. What's the yellow ball on Gandalf's right?

Also, congrats on the ninth anniversary.

Ned Batchelder 8:18 AM on 8 Mar 2011

@Jeff, thanks. The yellow ball is one of a few Easter-colored Reese's pieces, meant to be I'm not sure what, but it looked and tasted good!

David Boudreau 11:56 PM on 8 Mar 2011

Mmmm, coconut...

I'd totally dump a lot more coconut all over it, myself.

Ned Batchelder 4:06 AM on 9 Mar 2011

@David, you and me both, but the kids are not fans...

Mark R Rivet 11:12 PM on 11 Mar 2011

I also like the cake and the theme. It brings me back to the day when I read my first J.R. Tolkein book; The Hobbit.
By the way Ned, I'm a new fan of yours. I have just started my journey with python and in my research, found your site. I enjoyed Nat's miniworld. Maybe as an exercise I could add a bunch of my own photo's and make a little Mark's world. Well, anyway, I am 53 years old and have just recieved my Bachelor's degree in software engineering; oh well, better late than never. So I have adopted python as my home language. Any pointers or advice would be appreciated.

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