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The Great Goblin from The Hobbit

What an absolute pleasure it was to be part of such an amazing New Zealand Collaboration. Cakes from Middle Earth is a group of 31 cakers from around New Zealand who came together to celebrate Sir Peter Jackson and the release of the final Hobbit film.

My piece is based on Barry Humphries’ portrayal of The Great Goblin from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I chose him because I wanted to do something that was out of the normal for me but that would challenge every cake decorator skill I had. So I went with horrible and gross, something of nightmares. Peter Jackson loves horror, so I needed a piece that fit that and paid tribute to his amazing Hobbit world.

The cake instead of vanilla sour cream cake, coloured green, and covered in blood red ganache, before an outer coating entirely of modelling chocolate. The piece was then hand painted, which took eight solid hours. The staff, accents, and crown are all modelled from Chocit.

Please feel free to check out more of the amazing pieces on the Cakes from Middle Earth facebook page and website.

-- Christine, Imaginarium Cakes, New Zealand.

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SweetKOKEKO by Arantxa

This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible!!!!! Such a great work!!! You´re awesome!!!! WOW


OK Christine, was only able to stare for a moment which means that you did an amazing job :D


Wow, incredible!!

Calli Creations

Just can’t get over this… Those warts etc….. They are just so real… Makes you wince… But in a good way… You nailed it…pinned to Sculpted Cakes



Aga Leśniak

wow!!!!!!!!fantastic job!!!!!he looks so real!!!i love him!!!!

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

very cool…..

Pink Ann's Cakes

Omg!! This is one of my sons fav characters lol and you nailed it!! Amazing job.. Just fabulous!



Gilles Leblanc


Bethann Dubey

wow just amazing work!!! <33333


amazing job!! Ü


I just wanna give him a squeeze…. <3

Fifi's Cakes

outstanding! saw this on FB. wow! pinned to Amazing Cakes!

Karen's Kakery

Omg!! amazing, those gurgling zits!!! So gross but so fantastic too!!!

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