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This Dancing Baby Groot cake is the work of Cinnamon Square and it’s the best baby Groot cake we’ve seen thus far. He was hand-sculpted from chocolate and then painted to match Groot perfectly. The base is a cake flower pot and it all looks adorable and delicious.

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Sometimes I forget that Gollum can be a scary creature, but this realistic cake by Sweet Little Treat has refreshed my memory. Baker Karin spent about 30 hours working on the confection and did a top notch job capturing every detail in Gollum’s sneer. I’m particularly impressed by his teeth. It’s uncanny!

Karen made Gollum’s head for the Cakes from Middle-earth collaboration and used modeling chocolate, fondant, and edible paints to craft the cake. Those single strands of wispy hair? They’re made from sugar.

Check out more photos of the Gollum cake after the break, precious.

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I never thought I’d actually say something like this, but that Nazgul looks delicious. I mean, honestly, I’d totally give up the One Ring for a slice of that Ringwraith.

This stunningly detailed cake was made for Cakes From Middle Earth, a “Sugar Art Collaboration” that’s made up of thirty cake decorators and sugar artist from New Zealand who are working tirelessly to create edible homages to Peter Jackson and his incredible films. The collaboration features tons of tasty treats ranging from King Kong to The Hobbit, and the group is helmed by Mel Todd of Take the Cake. Mel created the Ringwraith cake, and he noted that building the structure to help support the rearing horse was a bit challenging, but the end result looks totally… (sigh) sweet.

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Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess is a regal sort of lady. Played by Maggie Smith, Violet Crawley is sharp-tongued and delightful. Cake artist Karen Portaleo created an amazingly lifelike cake based on the character for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s launch party at the Fox Theater on December 4th. I can’t believe all the details and the texture and color of the skin – she looks so real!

Check out more picture of the Dowager Countess mangled cake body after the break.

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Making a cake from a box isn’t that difficult, but if you don’t have the time or necessary ingredients on hand, there are other options. Cake batter in an aerosol can could be coming to shelves, but Cake in a Can is here now.

All you have to do to make The Food Ministry’s Cake in a Can is add water. The dessert bakes right in the can. You can choose between chocolate, Christmas, coffee, birthday, and wedding cake flavors. These would be great to keep on hand for special occasions and also for sugar emergencies and late night snacks.

See photos of other Cake in a Can varieties after the break.

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If you happen to be a fan of Aperture Science Handheld Portal Devices and cake, then you’ll absolutely love this officially licensed Portal 2 baking apron. It features a cute companion cube on the front, as well as two deep blue and orange pockets. I guess if you put something in one pocket it will pop up in the other.

Oh, and never lie about cake. Never!

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The image above looks so good that you’d think it’s a drawing, but it’s not. It’s actually a finished photograph of an epic Ralph Wiggum cake. It was designed by Freshly Squeez’d for Threadcakes (the annual contest that involves making cakes based on Threadless shirt designs). It took Kylie Mangles about five days to build the cake and it consists of red velvet, vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream, and some Rice Krispie treats that were used to shape a few of the trickier bits.

If you love this cake, then head on over to Threadcakes and cast your vote to make it a winner!

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Don’t throw away that orange rind! YouTube user NorthSurvival has revealed that you can use it as a cupcake tin. He mixed up a batch of chocolate cake then used the rind to hold it and cook the cake in the coals of a campfire. This is a great idea for your next campfire cookout but you could try it in a conventional oven as well. Good luck trying to peel it in a perfect cup though.

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The galaxy far, far away is full of risks and dangerous creatures. One such creature is the Sarlacc, but Kathleen of Yummy Crumble makes the Sarlacc Pit look scrumptious in her bundt cake recipe. The cake is a caramel flavor and is drizzled with homemade caramel sauce. Madeleines and buttercream teeth form the Sarlacc’s mouth. I’d willingly jump into this Pit!

See a close-up of the Sarlacc after the break.

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