the hobbit

Tolkien books cake

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.

(via Nilsun Yencilek)

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We all love food and drinks with nerdy themes, especially when it comes from an equally geeky establishment. Unfortunately, going out to eat and being greeted by a nerdy menu is still something of a rare event. We don’t know why, but many places still choose to use the rather boring menu format without a themed-item in sight!

To fulfill our craving for creatively geeky menus, we conducted a search around the world. Here are nine of the nerdiest menus from the United States and abroad. See the menus and some of their deliciously nerdy food and drink after the break!

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bombur spoon

In The Hobbit films, we definitely get the impression that Bombur likes his food. He is a very determined eater, and he’s the most portly of the dwarf’s adventuring company. Therefore, if you’re going to woodburn the character into anything, a spoon is pretty much perfect.

This design by Julia Salveny features an intricate portrait of the character on one side accompanied by the phrase “When I eat, I am deaf and dumb.” It appears in Dwarf Runes on the other side. Rather than using it as a utensil, I think I’d keep this for display purposes only.

(via Twitter)

one donut to rule them all

Made by deviantARTist MirachRavaia.

(via Neatorama)

thorin latte

(via TheOneRing.net)

Dennys-DofS-menu

Denny’s is jumping back into the hobbit hole with a themed menu for The Desolation of Smaug. They embraced the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy last year, and it was apparently successful enough to warrant another take. It looks about as unappetizing as last time though. They’ve brought back the Hobbit Hole Breakfast but also added Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes, Smaug’s Fire Burger, Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee, Honey Cakes French Toast, and Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. I mean, I can picture Thorin sitting down and slurping a milkshake, can’t you?

Though this is an okay gimmick, I desperately wish New Line would partner with a restaurant that could actually execute recipes from the book and movies. Sigh.

Be sure to click the menu to enlarge.

(via GrubGrade)

Bilbo Baggins cake

Until he sets off with the company of dwarves in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins was quite a homebody. He liked to be in Bag End reading or having tea rather than out in the rain and cold without the comforts of home. When he returned from his adventure, he had to write about it. This cake by Marianne features the hobbit in a comfortable chair surrounded by maps, books, a sketch of Gandalf, and even the ring. It’s nothing short of amazing.

(via @TheHobbitMovie)

pretzel

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eat+a+snickers+cumberbatch

(via Doctor Who and the TARDIS)

bag end door ice cream sandwich

It’s summertime, and that means it’s hot. Ice cream is a necessity this time of the year and if you can make the experience nerdy, all the better. Tikkido has a straightforward how-to on making ice cream sandwiches that look like the door of Bag End. It takes a little time, but these would be so perfect for a Hobbit themed party. You make sugar cookie dough, color it, cut out circles, add wood grain and door knobs – tada! Bilbo Baggins would be flattered by the creations.

(Tikkido via Geek Crafts)