lord of the rings


Pumpkin Spice Lattes make life worth living every Fall, but if you live in Middle-Earth then you will never experience the joy of this delicious seasonal beverage. We know this thanks to Polygon writer Alexa Ray Corriea. She was playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and swore she heard two Uruk-Hai talking about the drink. Her comments about this experience on twitter led to a response from Hidden Path Entertainment CEO Jeff Pobst who explained the lack of pumpkin. According to Polygon:

We had pumpkin patches in the Shire, and the Tolkien Enterprises people went nuts about it,” he said. Pumpkins, as it were, are a New World crop. Middle-earth is J.R.R. Tolkien’s vision of an ancient Europe, with the author going so far as to base his maps on the continent. Pumpkins are native to North America, therefore there’s no way they’d be growing organically in a fantastical take on ancient Europe.”

They weren’t kidding either, as the Tolkien folks also took issue with tomatoes in the 2003 title The Hobbit. The good people of Middle-Earth, sadly, never knew the joy of pumpkin anything. And no tomatoes? They didn’t have pizza either!

See the tweet after the break.

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Bilbo and Frodo Baggins live in the coziest and tastiest hobbit hole in all of the Shire. Julia Hardy Cakes made this detailed cake for a man who is a huge Lord of the Rings fan. It nearly fills a 14-inch board and features a sculpted stone path, lots of flowers, and Frodo and Gandalf.

More photos of the dessert after the break.

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Committing to reading the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is no small feat. Especially if you include The Silmarillion. We have a suggestion for another way you can enjoy his stories: you can eat them! This wedding cake by Bake My Cake features The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy in a delicious and beautiful stack. Looking at the size of the books, it seems as though she’s basing The Hobbit on the films by Peter Jackson.

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DeviantArtist MirachRavaia staged a Fellowship of the Ring cosplay photoshoot in which she cleverly cosplayed all the characters on her own in one image. It was a cool picture, but even cooler was the donut sitting on the table. The One Donut. It was the subject of much attention and now DeviantArtist DaelaeyniAnne has given the glorious donut its very own epic tale involving Mount Kreme, zepolis, churros, and the evil of the cronut.

Read the epic tale after the break.

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Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, a.k.a. Merry and Pippin, recently visited New Zealand for BBC America’s Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan. While they were there, they couldn’t resist visiting Hobbiton and going to The Green Dragon. Yes, it’s a real place tourists can visit and get ale and other offerings from the Shire. Not content with merely drinking at the bar though, Monaghan and Boyd stepped to the other side and served beverages. Could you imagine being a visiting fan on that day? I bet a lot of flailing happened.

See the hobbits in bartending action after the break.

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Earlier this week we posted a picture of the One Donut to rule them all and now we have news of the Fellowship that created the treat. The whole thing is the work of DeviantArtist MirachRavaia who staged this shot which shows the donut on the table and features more than a little magic. Since she is a historical fencer she had plenty of costumes and props, so she wore them all and created her very own Fellowship of the Donut.

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Made by deviantARTist MirachRavaia.

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How would you like to bite into Mordor and the Shire at the same time? This cool cake by Black Cherry Cake Company has set up Middle-earth to make that possible. The dessert features the wicked Eye of Sauron atop Barad-dûr as well as the cozy round green door of Bag End. Frodo and Gollum sit on either side of the cake.

The details on this Lord of the Rings cake make it extra awesome, from the flowers on the hobbit hole to the shading on the Eye. I’d say it’s worth going on an epic quest just to take a bite.

See the cake from more angles after the break.

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One Latte To Rule Them All

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Coming across a barista who can create latte art is a pleasant surprise, coming across one who can write in the Black Speech is impressive. Who knew Sauron liked caffeine? This latte features the infamous inscription from Lord of the Rings and is surely the beverage to rule all beverages until the end of time.

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Yep, this delicious LOTR-inspired creation by Missed Manners is actually a candy-version of Minas Tirith during the Battle of Pelennor Fields.

Oh, and just for your information, the good guys are the yellow and white gummies (Aragorn’s forces), and Sauron’s forces are red and green. God, why am I craving gummy bears all of a sudden?

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