Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Hobbit Birthday with a Dwarvish Twist

A Dwarf axe and a beloved Gandalf hat

Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
    Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates-
   Smash the bottle and burn the corks!

That's exactly what BigBoy wanted for his birthday. A Hobbit birthday with a Dwarvish twist!
He asked for a Hobbitish feast for breakfast. We had a wedding to attend later so we had breakfast early and used paper plates... so they wouldn't chip. (That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!)
 Steamy hot sausages and mushrooms!
 Pumpkin spice waffles
 Candy mushrooms for those who don't like the real ones.
 A pot of cinnamon spice coffee
 Oven scrambled eggs... my new favorite brunch dish.
 Bilbo for a day!
We re-used some decorations from birthdays past.
We also found this fun poster {affiliate linkand made a sign to the birthday boy from the Dwarves. It says, "Happy Birthday, BigBoy! Save some (more) cake for us!" and it's signed by them all.
We headed out to see my cousin's beautiful daughter get married and then came back for cake and presents.
 This was my second Hobbit hole birthday cake and I have to say, I really liked it! BigBoy had picked out this Hobbit Cake Topper Kit {affiliate linkand asked me to create a cake for the background. I used a small French White 8 x 11 Corningware dish for the bottom layer and cooked the cake mound on top in a small saucepan that was rated for the oven. I froze both layers overnight and then shaved it down to shape it.
The door and windows were made from candy melts. I drew the size of door I wanted on the wax paper and piped on the melted candy. I drew the lines in with a toothpick and let it all harden. Then I piped the grass on using a Wilton grass tip {affiliate linkand used candy rocks and brown sugar for the path. A piece of a cashew bar served as the chimney.
 This is the face of an almost two-year old who is being spoon fed cake and ice cream. Looks like we're torturing her, right?
This is the face of a little girl who is happy to do everything "BY SELF"!
And this is the face of a very content little Hobbit man.


  1. My 7 year old son is standing beside me while I read this post and he is oohing and ahhhing over the cake and breakfast ideas (I think I know what he will want for a birthday party next year)!!
    Such a great birthday, I love all the ideas for pulling off an easy Hobbit Party!

  2. That is an awesome cake! The breakfast and decorations are pretty cool, too. :)

  3. So, so awesome, especially that grimace toward the end!!

    PS. BigBoy is getting big, you know. I imagine you do know that! : )

  4. I love that face!! :) The cake (and everything!) turned out great!

    Happy Birthday to BigBoy!


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