A little over a year ago, I posted regarding the dragon as represented in the medium of cake. While I didn’t have any plans to revisit that topic, the recent Smaug cake by Maria Campos instantly made me reconsider. My first encounter with this work was via Cake Wrecks (in the Sunday Sweets section, of course!), which linked additional images in Sugar Madness’ Flickr photostream. More details of construction can be found on the artist’s blog, The Cakerator.
Additional images after the jump.
The King under the Mountain is dead and where are his kin that dare seek revenge? Girion Lord of Dale is dead, and I have eaten his people like a wolf among sheep, and where are his sons’ sons that dare approach me? I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. 1
(All images are Copyright © 2010 Maria Campos, and appear on SGS with her kind permission.)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (New York: Ballantine 1937) ↩