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.