"I like that one a whole lot about them German kids going out in the forest and coming to this house made out of all different kinds of candy and the witch. I like a story with something to eat in it." "I’ll look for one," said Mick. "But I’m getting kinda tired of candy," Bubber said. "See if you can’t bring me a story with something like a barbeque sandwich in it." -Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Eventually, I plan to feature a set of recipes inspired by some of my favorite books. See the Labels list for book titles.
For my son's thirteenth birthday tomorrow, I made a Hobbit Hole cake. Cake is from a mix, baked in Pampered Chef batter bowl. I cut a small chunk from one side to make the door, the leftover made the little hill under the right hand tree. Fortunately, it's the right season for Christmas tree peeps. Path is yogurt-covered raisins, windows are chocolate coated raspberry rings.
Update: Another year, another Hobbit birthday party. This year I adapted this cake and added some chocolate gold coins to create Smaug in his lair. I think if I was doing it again I would use red gummis for the claws and eye ridges, but everyone enjoyed.