Lots of Hobbit Cake Designs and Ideas

by Marie

Tons of ideas, inspiration and designs on themed Lord of the Rings and Hobbit cakes and cupcakes which are ideal for magical Middle Earth birthdays, parties and special events.

You really will find lots and lots of ideas and inspiration to help you plan out cool Hobbit Cakes and Cupcakes for themed birthdays and parties. As a big fan of this Middle Earth fantasy created by Tolkien, I have put together a lot of information as well as photos of really enchanting cakes and sweet treats that you could bake for your own Hobbit or Lord of the Rings celebration. I've included easy to make projects as well as more difficult ones along with some really useful how-to videos that help to show you how to get the best results.

Whether you're baking from scratch or decorating a selection of store bought cakes for a fantasy fan, a kids birthday party or for a Tolkien convention of some kind, you'll find plenty of great ideas here on one handy packed page. Make sure you scroll down the whole article so you can get a great idea of what really appeals to you.

Lots of Hobbit Cake Photo Links

If you really need to make a themed LOTR or Tolkien cake, you can make it easier on yourself by buying a pre-made topper. You can get a ready made kit that comes with a plastic background 'Bag End' home scene andcharacters that you can add on too. The image suggests how you can use these items since it shows an iced scene on the cake too which makes it look really good. You can easily stick to making a green iced cake and then add these items on top. If you can add on fondant iced leaves and flowers too, that will make it look even better.

Tons of Cake Photo Inspirations

Lots of Finished Photos of Beautiful Fantasy Inspired Middle Earth Cakes

You asked for it - so before I add in lots of own ideas below for you to use on making a Hobbit themed cake, I'm supplying many links to photos of actual finished cakes that people have made to give you inspiration. Sadly due to copyrights, I can't actually post photos of these (other cake photos are further down the page) and can only describe what the cakes are like. But, trust me, they're great cakes! Some of these might be intimidating to a beginner cake maker - so make sure you also look down at my easier suggestions for Hobbit themed cakes further down this page.

  • Elaborate Hobbit Home Birthday Cake
    You have to check out the elaborate shading on this Hobbit Home cake for which is detailed to perfection. You feel like you are transported right into Hobbiton with the faithful rendition of this cake which looks just like the home of Bilbo Baggins.
  • Fondant Iced Bilbo's Home Cake
    A chocolate mud cake covered with ganache and fondant icing to make another grand home for a Hobbit. It isn't as detailed as the first cake but it is very well done and I love the detail with Gandalf's hat and staff laid out on the front step.
  • Elaborate Hobbit Home Scene Cake
    This cake beautifully captures the scenery of Hobbiton with the house set into a lush green hill and a figure of Gandalf the wizard walking up the path to the round and green door belonging to Bilbo. I hope you are finding this lens or article to be
  • Fiery Smaug Hobbit Dragon Cake
    This is a stunning rendition of Smaug, the Hobbit dragon captured in cake form. Most of us would never be able to create a cake like this since it is highly difficult to put together. But it is worth looking at and wondering - how did they do that!
  • A Hobbit's Tale Cake
    This cake manages to really capture the essence of 'The Hobbit.' Featuring Bilbo Baggins and his Hobbit home in the Shire at the bottom, his book 'There and Back Again' plus Gollum and the One Ring in the middle and a smug Smaug the dragon at the top
  • Smaug Sitting on a Hill Cake
    This cake really tells a tale. It starts at the bottom layer with a wonderful and lush Hobbit home with flowers and Bilbo standing outside. The next layer is the Lonely Mountain with Gollum climbing up. And the final impressive layer is Smaug sitting
  • There and Back Book Shaped Cake
    This cake is shaped like a book and has the words 'There and Back Again' iced on top. It also has a wee house on top with a path that looks like a bookmark in the book.
  • Incredible 'Hobbit' Wedding Cake
    This is a fall colored wedding cake that isn't actually a Hobbit theme - but it really could be very easily which you will see when you look at it. Each layer is perched precariously on top of the next and the whole thing screams fantasy.
  • Gandalf Arrives Cake
    Gandalf arrives at Bag End with this charming scene filled cake. Bag End is displayed with a wonderful little vegetable patch outside and has a signpost too. It looks very cute.
  • The Creature Gollum Cake
    Anyone who is a fan of the poor creature Gollum will like a cake like this. It will be very hard to make a Gollum out of icing as this baker has done but it looks really good.
  • Realistic Gollum Cake
    This is a very realistic looking Gollum (scarily so) and shows the hideous creature eating one of his favorite delicacies which is raw fish - yuk.
  • Gollum Bust Cake
    This looks just like an actual Gollum Bust which has been made into an edible version. It is an amazing Gollum cake but would anyone want to eat it?
  • Gold Hollow Ring Cake
    This is a beautiful gold color ring cake which would be perfect for an adult Tolkien themed celebration or a wedding. Because it is hollow, you can put figures or other edible food like mini cupcakes inside which would make a great party centerpiece.
  • One Ring Yellow Cake
    A yellow and fiery orange One Ring cake. The actual cake is not to hard to make and decorate in yellow icing. However, you need some patience if you want to ice on the entire inscription like that!
  • Gandalf at Lonely Mountain
    A sugar paste Gandalf and Smaug set the scene for this Lonely Mountain style cake - called Mystic Mountain by the creator.
  • Bag End and Gandalf Cake
    This is one of my favorite hobbit cakes with a beautiful Bag End lavishly decorated with leaves and flowers. Gandalf has arrived and is standing atop the cake.

The Tolkien Book Cake

Celebrate your Love for the Popular Tolkien Books
Fathers Day Cake
Fathers Day Cake

A great idea for a real Tolkien fan is a cake shaped like a book or a pile of books by the author. Why not have a copy of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings? The book cake shown is not an actual Hobbit themed cake but it could very well be one. It even has a teacup on top which is significant with where The Hobbit book starts off with An Unexpected Party and Bilbo Baggins is thrown into making tea for 13 dwarves and Gandalf the wizard. I hope you are finding this lens or article to be useful because it has been written with care. Read on to get lots more ideas.

Making a cake which is shaped like books piled on top of each other is easier than a lot of designs. Make up 2 or 3 cake bases which are baked in a rectangular cake pan, layer them on top of each other like you would with stacking up books and ice over the top. You can use fondant icing to ice the books - this is icing that you roll out and place carefully on top, sticking with a thin layer of apricot jam. Or you can use an icing that you pipe on or smother on with a blunt knife.

If you're going to make a little teacup, you can use colored marzipan paste or fondant icing which you can make three-dimensional and edible cake and cupcake toppers from. Or you can use a teacup decoration instead - why not print a pretty teacup image on your computer and stick it to a popsicle or lolly stick that goes into the top of your cake? Or print out and use one of the Hobbit characters instead!

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Smaug the Dragon Cake

Smaug is a Magnificent Red Dragon that Kids will Love - Change the Color of this One!
Dragon cake
Dragon cake

Smaug is the name of the Hobbit dragon. He's actually a red dragon so you'll need to bear that in mind with the color of your icing. A Smaug Dragon Cake looks harder than it is to make.

With a character cake like this, it helps to draw out a rough template on paper first of what you want your finished dragon to look like. Will he be laying down or standing up? Do look at lots of dragon cake designs and images online so you know what to aim for.

Bake up some plain cake bases and then cut shapes for each part of the dragon - body, head, limbs and tail. Once you've assembled the shapes of the dragon with your cake, you need to apply thick buttercream icing over the top to build the shape up into a one piece dragon cake.

You can leave the dragon with a rough buttercream frosting which is ideal for a new or inexperienced cake maker or you can cover it with smooth, rolled fondant icing if you want your dragon to have a professional look. I'd really recommend working on easier shaped cakes like squares, rectangles and round cakes before attempting to use fondant icing on something more complex like a dragon.

Giant Spider Cake and Cupcake

Cupcakes with Bite - Bilbo Needs to Attack with his Sword!

Giant Spiders are a bit of a running Tolkien theme. They appear in both The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings books. When the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, manages to outsmart and kill some of the Giant Spiders in Mirkwood Forest, it marks a turning point for him in which he starts to believe in himself and that he is brave after all. The Giant Spider, Shelob, in The Lord of the Rings also marks a pivotal point for Frodo Baggins too.

Spiderweb decorated cupcakes with spider decorations would look perfect for a Halloween party. There is a trick to decorating these cupcakes which is easy when you know how. See the video a little further below for how to make the spider web design on top of the cupcakes.

Or how about a Giant Spiderweb cake instead of individual cupcakes. You could combine this cake with some Mirkwood Forest cupcakes and decorate both items with little spider decorations to symbolise the spiders from The Hobbit that lurk in the Forest waiting for their prey. A Tolkien fan would love this idea and it would really be appreciated for some kind of fantasy convention or event.

Get Tons of Tips on Making Spider Cakes with My Blog Post

Gandalf Wizard Hat Cupcakes

Perfect for all Aspiring Wizards and Magic Users

Gandalf is a very significant and popular figure or character in The Hobbit and deserves some cupcakes made in his honor. Gandalf's wizard hat would actually be gray if you want to be correct and it has a very wide brim in the movies.

The hat is made from marzipan paste but could also be made from sugar paste or ready-to-roll fondant icing which is completely like edible Play Doh. Just roll it with a little icing or confectioner's sugar to remove the stickiness and then shape it how you want. Place the completed fondant or marzipan Gandalf hat on top of an iced or frosted cupcake. These will make a magical hit for any birthday party or special occasion.

Mirkwood Forest Cupcakes

Naughty but Nice Cakes for the Middle Earth Traveler

Mirkwood Forest should feature significantly in the second Hobbit movie. It's where Bilbo Baggins and his party of 13 dwarves were captured by some giant spiders. And also where Bilbo names his sword 'Sting' after managing to outwit and kill these creatures. The movies The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are filled with trees, woods, forests and greenery which is very symbolic of the world that Tolkien wants to preserve in his writings.

These forest cupcakes look stunning but are incredibly easy to create - so perfect for an easy and quick recipe. You can make or buy plain, vanilla cupcakes, ice or spread with a blunt knife some green icing on top and then stick in some small, plastic tree decorations. These are easy to find as kid's toys.

Giant Eagle Cake and Cupcakes

Loyal Giant Eagles will Rescue Your Party Food

Giant Eagles rescue Gandalf, the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and the dwarves from a hoard of wargs which are wolf like creatures and also Goblins who have lit fires under the trees in which the party are hiding. The Lord of the Eagles is on good terms with Gandalf the wizard so he and his eagle friends swoop down and fly the traveling party to safety.

An Eagle cake is made in a very similar fashion to the Smaug dragon design up above. You first create the main shape of the Eagle bird using a base of cake and then smother this in colored frosting or wet icing using a blunt knife. You can shape the icing roughly with icing tools. Using marzipan paste, sugar paste or fondant icing, you can create a yellow beak for the bird and insert into the icing.

If you found the idea of making an impressive Eagle design too daunting, why not have a go at these easier bird nest cupcakes which look like Eagle nests. The YouTube Videos below show how you can make these nests which you can use on top of a cake or cupcake. Have a Giant Hobbit Eagle nest which is easy to make and fun for any fan of the Tolkien books. Great for a birthday party.

Smaug the Dragon Treasure Cupcakes

Reclaim the Stolen Dwarf Treasure from Smaug the Dragon

Included is a photo of my Pirate Treasure Cupcakes (you can easily alter the theme to Dragon Treasure Cupcakes) which are a really fun and easy make. The whole crux of The Hobbit movie is Bilbo and the Dwarves traveling to reclaim stolen treasure from Smaug the Dragon in the Lonely Mountain.

Making cupcakes that are decorated to look like they've got a hoard of treasure on top is quick and easy to do. Simply ice the top of your cupcakes with a buttercream frosting in a neutral white or cream and add gem like candy, chocolate and sweets on top. Stick in some chocolate coins too.

See how to make these cupcakes with my Tutorial on Treasure Cupcakes.

Yummy treasure filled cupcakes
Lots of Hobbit Cake and Cupcake Designs and Ideas
Lots of Hobbit Cake and Cupcake Designs and Ideas
Updated: 02/19/2016, Marie
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MBC on 11/25/2014

What a great guide and reference for Tolkien lovers! All sorts of fun cake designs here.

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