I made a Lord of the Rings themed cake for a cumulative coworker birth-week in April. Seeing as my blog is named for the aforementioned trilogy, I felt it necessary to document and post the process:
Lord of the Rings Cake by The Second Breakfast!
Cupcakes by Lisa,my talented coworker
Fondant Collage! Clockwise from top left: homemade gum paste, fondant dyes, homemade marshmallow fondant and fondant + modeling paste + gum paste
One of four chocolate cakes
Crumb-coating before the freeze- note tin foil covering the cardboard in between the layers - a must to avoid the dreaded cake-sag.
My first-ever fondant figure. Gandalf + his halfling's leaf pipe
Arwen + Gandalf hanging out on the cake
Next I added doors, the path, grass...
Fences, gold dragee for the door knob, chimney, window, eyes + eyebrows...
I added a green star-tip border on the bottom and made some gum paste daisies to place along the sides. For my first fondant adventure, I have to say I am satisfied with the results!