One Cake to Rule Them All

When my godson was tiny, I promised him any kind of birthday cake he wanted, every year, pretty much until he’s too big to think that’s cool. This past weekend, I celebrated his 9th birthday with him, and delivered on his request for a Lord of the Rings cake.

Ring of Power cake, One Ring cake, LOTRCake

The cake itself is a simple affair: Smitten Kitchen’s Best Birthday Cake, moist vanilla cake with rich chocolate frosting, super easy. The ring is made from Wilton Sugar Sheet, cut into strips and airbrushed with Wilton Gold Color Mist. When the airbrushing dried, I used a black Wilton Food Writer Edible Color Marker to write the inscription on the airbrushed sugar sheets. I drew my inspiration from Peter Jackson’s interpretation of the Ring. The bottom is edged with chocolate sprinkles, and the whole cake got an airbrushing before I did the white lettering on the top, which is an approximate transcription of “Happy birthday Gavin” into the Tengwar alphabet. (Yes, I am a nerd. Moving on.)

Thinking back on some of the other projects G’s asked me to tackle, I’m thinking perhaps I should be worried he’ll up the ante again next year?

15 Responses to One Cake to Rule Them All

  1. You are the coolest godmother ever. That is all.

    (Unless you have any leftover cake, then I will take a piece. And then that is all.)

    • To paraphrase Spinal Tap, and therefor up the geek factor of this post even farther… how much more cake could there be? And the answer is none. None more cake.

  2. will you make MY next birthday cake?? Pretty please?

  3. CAKE????? I want cake! Now!

    it’s gorgeous and you’re amazing. But I knew that…so I’m just sitting here saying..:”she’s amazing…and I want cake dammit!”

    it looks awesome (now work on the High Heeled shoe cake for February, pretty please!)
    xo

  4. SO COOL. My inner Gollum is slavering and shouting “MY PRECIOOOUUUUSSSSS!!” Also? I’m now hungry for cake. Thanks for that by the way… ;-)

  5. That. Cake. Rules. Absolutely. You got the script just perfect on there. And I love that you wrote Happy Birthday in Runes

  6. That is one awesome cake. Airbrushed? I’m cowering here, just frosting a cake can be similar to B’rer Rabbit and the Tar Baby for me.
    On the nerdy note, I may have hand copied all of the Tengwar I could find in the books and practiced writing many many years ago.

  7. every year the ante goes up. you know that! and you love that.
    signed, Another Competitive Birthday Cake Mom

  8. SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS.

  9. This is so cool. If my pants weren’t already screaming at me, I’d beg for one too!
    And BTW, you write hot for a nerd!

  10. SO VERY COOL! I was bummed to miss out on the shindig and chance to say howdy (and yes, to be honest, to try the cake too). :)

  11. Awesome Cam!! Will you make my cake in September? Nothing too fancy, you know…

  12. That is too pretty to eat. Was he excited when he saw it?

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