So this year, of course, it had to be Lord of the Rings. :)
The cake is a dark chocolate mud cake layered with dark chocolate ganache and covered in fondant details as well as Swiss Meringue buttercream icing (SMBC). If you have not tried SMBC, you should definitely give it a go! It is not overly sweet like normal buttercream icing and has a very smooth and satiny finish. More on that in another post!
Here are a few more close ups...
Close up of left front side of the house. The bush on the left is made with leftover cake covered in ganache and SMBC.
Close up of right side of the house. The little mound is also cake covered in ganache and SMBC. The little flower pots are made of fondant.
Thanks for looking. Happy Birthday my sweet! I look forward to next year's cake theme! xxx :)