Minas Tirith is one of the more popular LOTR cake themes. Beth A. was the first to submit this one:
Here's another angle, courtesy of Erin M:
The One Ring is also a hugely popular motif. Here's my favorite of the ones submitted, also found by Beth A.:
Since a lot of you have requested more fondant-free Sweets, check out this one of Bilbo & Frodo's home in the Shire:
Cakeworks of Calgary.
Of course, not everything in Middle Earth is pretty, as Deanna T. shows us:
Yikes. This eerily accurate orc (try saying that 3 times fast) was made by Shoshannah84 of Deviant Art. (If you recognize the name, it's because she also made the yellow dragon in my "Fantastical Beasts" post.)
But let's end on a pretty note: check out this gorgeous Minas Tirith wedding cake Tara B. found:
It was made by the bride's sister, who is not a pro baker. Crazy! Plus, the only inedible part is the actual cliff. The wedding was completely LOTR themed, and you can see a few photos of it here. (I'm bummed there aren't more; it sounds amazing.)
Thanks to all the rest of you who submitted photos! Remember, if you have a cake you'd like to nominate as a Sweet, send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.