Glad to see you again! Hope you’re having fun with FanstRA3! I know I am! I’m going nuts trying to make the quilt blocks mentioned in my FanstRA Day 2 post ! How are your blocks coming along? WHAT?! You haven’t started? Better hurry if you’re going to have them done by December!!!! ;) Send me pics too and I’ll post them so everyone can see them! And maybe I’ll even show you mine…
Remember the bracelet from my Day 2 post?
Just comment on this post before 12:01, March 18, Central Standard and you’re entered, unless you state otherwise. I’ll do a draw on names and will anounce the winner sometime Sunday afternoon.
As some of you know, I, along with many other Tolkien/Hobbit/Lord of the Rings/Armitage/Freeman/Peter Jackson enthusiasts, am anxiously anticipating the December release of The Hobbit. We are getting video reports from Sir Peter via FaceBook. Interviews are beginning to flow out of New Zealand, slowly but surely. The first trailer hit the waves this past December. Things are looking good. No, great would be a better word. Shall we watch it just one more time…
Off topic: not that I ever stay totally On Topic, but I just have to say that I canNOT wait for Howard Shore’s soundtrack for The Hobbit!!!
Back on task…It’s been a long road (just following the There and Back Again theme folks!). Filming on The Hobbit was delayed over and over as financial problems and legal issues developed . Then questions concerning filming location popped up and who the director was going to be. Sir Peter ended up in the hospital having an emergency surgery. What seemed like a hopeless project overcame all obstacles, eventually, and filming has been progressing for over a year now. And still, we wait. Patiently. OK, maybe not so patiently.
Meanwhile, the masses are reading and re-reading Tolkien’s classic story about a little guy named Bilbo (Martin Freeman). Gandalf (Ian McKellen), returns to team up with Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and twelve dwarves who travel to the Lonely Mountain on a quest. In 3D. Wow. Exciting to just think about all of that beautiful scenery in New Zealand, the familiar faces from LofR, the new faces joining in the ensemble, the gorgeous music and costumes. the CGI…well, maybe not excited about that but really interesting how they do all that computer generated stuff.
That being said, I found my own little nook in Hobbitworld. Decorating cakes is sort of a hobby of mine…for the last 40 or so years. Knowing that, a friend sent me the below photo about a year ago and I’ve since found it at Cake Wrecks…seems that Jen and John are Hobbit/Tolkien freaks too! (There is comfort in group insanity!!)
Is this a great cake or WHAT?!!!
My challenge, therefore, is to do a Hobbit cake. I’m itchin’ to get started. I just need an excuse! Not sure which of the grands will succumb to my “suggestion” that surely they would LOVE to have a hobbit cake…errr, but then I’m not sure they even know what a hobbit is. Note to self: rectify that quickly by giving each a copy of the book. Maybe I’ll get to do one this year? Maybe I’ll just do one for MY birthday! ;) Now there’s an idea!
Rebecca’s round cake had a different design on each side of the cake including a design on top of the cake…all Hobbit related. It was made in 2010 probably on the inspiration of LofR? But she did an outstanding job on this cake. It would be hard to top it! Oooo, but I could try a Hobbit gingerbread house? Or a Hobbit village? Somebody slap me.
Click on the photos for more views of other Hobbity cakes at Cake Central.
And if you’re into “creepy”, this cake definitely fulfills the definition to perfection! It’s extremely well done but totally creeps me out. A lot.
For those wedding planners out there who are being bombarded with “Tolkien” themed wedding/cakes, here ya go!
And if you’re going for the WOW factor for your next party, this could be the ticket! This is just flat out amazing!
Are you a ‘Book” purist? Well then, here’s a Totally Tolkien creation just for you!
To conclude; a slightly off topic cake but very RAish?… Stick Figure John Thornton runs off with his bride. REALLY?!! Well, sorta..!
and if you’re really bored, go here for more meemawof10 cakes.
All FanstRAvaganza3 links can be found here, including the Fandom, the Hobbit, the Fanfic, the King Richard III and the Freeform strands with all daily posts in all strands…kind of our Table of Contents!
For more of THE HOBBIT in FanstRA 3, Day 3, see my partner’s post at Antonio Romera.