Edible Book Festival- The Hobbit

11096403_10101749637125315_6508357075143775726_nThe past few days I’ve been working on an entry for an Edible Book Festival.  For my entry I chose to do a scene from The Hobbit!  The scene features Smaug the dragon and Bilbo the hobbit in a massive gold hoard.  The rules require that only food be used in the construction of a scene.  That means no plastic, wood, etc.  I decided to go the cake/fondant route.

The dragon’s wings have been quite challenging for me as I am very new to fondant modeling.  In the photo you can see clean makeup sponges propped underneath the wings to shape and dry the wings in place.  Using makeup sponges has been one of the greatest tips I have ever read for modeling fondant.  The sponges don’t leave indention marks but keep fondant pieces in place.

I’ll post a finished picture soon!  The competition is tomorrow morning!  Wish me luck!  🙂

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