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Must be part elf [Feb. 7th, 2009|05:38 pm]
Zoethe
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Take a look at this interpretation of Minas Tirith.





Kind of cool? Even cooler when you realize that it's a wedding cake.

The only inedible part is the cliff face. I totally want to get married again, just so I can have this cake. The detail is amazing, when you consider the medium in which it is made. Alas, you will note that there is no link here to the genius baker who produced it. That's because it was done by the bride's sister, who is not a professional baker, as a labor of love.

That's a lot of love.
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[User Picture]From: ls56
2009-02-07 10:51 pm (UTC)
That's f'in amazing.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-02-07 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hey, cool! Then if the wedding guests are fans of TLOTR, then they can act like they're the forces of Mordor as they eat the cake. :-D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-07 10:59 pm (UTC)
As the bride, I would probably be like forces of Gondor and try to stop them from eating it!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-07 11:03 pm (UTC)
According to the blog entry, it was edible. I was thinking that the lights might mostly be between the rows and the lit-from-within houses made of sugar or something. You are much more of an expert than I, though. Here's the link to the wedding pictures. They aren't trying to sell anything, so..[shrug]
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2009-02-08 02:24 am (UTC)
LED lights would work and not give off heat. And they come in that same warm color and have been used on cakes before.
Also, Charm City Cakes have done cakes with lighting--and sirens. I am thinking of the squad car. I think fondant is more resistant to the melting factor-at a guess. I am not a professional cake baker.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 03:07 am (UTC)
Sorry; I did not mean to frustrate you!!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 03:06 am (UTC)
Christmas lights? Low heat?

[shrug]
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[User Picture]From: firerose10
2009-02-07 10:57 pm (UTC)
Saw one a few weeks back that was a giant red dragon from D&D - complete with a D20 in his claws. It WAS from a pro shop - that ships nationwide. I was ready to go out and have a party just for something like that!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-07 11:03 pm (UTC)
Totally!
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[User Picture]From: tithenai
2009-02-07 11:02 pm (UTC)
!!!!!!!!!!!

*where words fail, punctuation almost suffices*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-07 11:05 pm (UTC)
My solution when I am overwhelmed like that is to share it on LJ so others may be boggled in kind. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2009-02-07 11:03 pm (UTC)
DA-YUM. Said sister has to have a lot of experience with baking, though, to pull that off. XD I mean, I love people a whole lot, but my baking skills just aren't that good yet. ;D I'm workin' on it, though. I gots the books, at least... Just need the practice.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-07 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, clearly not someone who just bought her first Betty Crocker cake mix last week!
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[User Picture]From: sillymary
2009-02-07 11:08 pm (UTC)
It would be so cool to see the sliced cake, the description of it is amazing. Also wandered over to their wedding photographs, what a cute couple.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-07 11:13 pm (UTC)
I don't imagine them slicing it so much as lifting off buildings and bisecting them. I wish there had been more close-up pictures of their garb. They really went all out.
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[User Picture]From: areawoman
2009-02-07 11:16 pm (UTC)
wow, that is AMAZING!
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2009-02-07 11:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!

I like creative cakes. I'm completely amateurish, nowhere even close to the skills of this cake-maker... but I was proud of the one I made that was a fondant rendition of my partner's arctic base camp:

http://cyan-blue.livejournal.com/563903.html





Edited at 2009-02-07 11:39 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 03:03 am (UTC)
What fun!!!
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[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2009-02-07 11:45 pm (UTC)
I bet she was Orthancful to have that done
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 03:04 am (UTC)
Ow.

Ow. Ow. Ow.
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[User Picture]From: jmfunnyface
2009-02-07 11:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: lulybunny
2009-02-08 02:55 am (UTC)
Holy.

I could actually consider marriage, if it meant a cake like that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 03:08 am (UTC)
Seriously! Like, mail order groom, seriously!
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2009-02-08 03:52 am (UTC)
A friend of mine made a Minas Tirith wedding cake.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 04:27 am (UTC)
I totally want one. Even if I'm not getting married.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2009-02-08 05:41 am (UTC)
Well, you could always have it at your 10th wedding anniversary or something. Or 25th, whichever. XD My parents had a huge to-do for their 25th wedding anniversary, renewed their vows on the ship that they first met on (they both grew up around boats, albeit for different reasons). It was lovely, except there was some hilarious spelling mistake on their cake that I forget now. XD
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 03:58 pm (UTC)
Good point!
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2009-02-08 03:53 am (UTC)
That looks a lot like *googles* *googles more* *darn, I was there once* ah, Mont St Michel.

Except, you know, taller. And lit from the inside. And not situated in the middle of nowhere.

In other words, way cool.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 04:28 am (UTC)
The modeling on that page is really cool, though.
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From: williaej
2009-02-08 04:22 pm (UTC)
And that's why they invented anniversary parties!

(Or Valentine's, but I'm not sure you can just run down to the Walmart and order one of *those* cakes last minute.)

(I mean, you *could*, but you'd probably end up on Cake Wrecks.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, and finding someone who could actually do it would probably require several years.

Cake Wrecks is awesome.
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[User Picture]From: gieves
2009-02-09 05:30 pm (UTC)
Cake Wrecks is awesome!

I made several people weep with laughter with this one
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-08 04:32 pm (UTC)
...and on a completely off-topic note, have you ever heard of Darths and Droids (www.darthsanddroids.net)?

They're doing all six movies as if it were a role-playing game (Like DM of the Rings, with screencaps from the movies). They're just starting Ep. 2 this week. Their version of Phantom Menace makes much more sense than canon, sadly.
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From: williaej
2009-02-08 04:33 pm (UTC)
...that was still me--don't know why it logged me out.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-02-08 04:45 pm (UTC)
I didn't know about this! I loved DM of the Rings, and this is definitely in the same spirit - he even gives Seamus Young a nod. Thanks for the link; I will definitely be reading it!
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[User Picture]From: gafizal
2009-02-08 11:23 pm (UTC)

wow, if i ever get married again....

i want that cake!
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[User Picture]From: hyrkanian
2009-02-09 01:54 am (UTC)
Hmmm... *wonders if third anniversary is too soon to try for a cake like that*

Hmmmm...

Thanks for the pic and link. Really enjoyed it. :)
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2009-02-09 03:56 am (UTC)
Holy cats.
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