I was contacted to make a cake inspired by Harry Potter. A little boy named Max was turning 8 years old and is a huge Harry Potter fan. Here is the cake his mom ordered from me to celebrate his birthday:
It was important for me to get the lettering just right. It took longer than expected to cut each letter out of black fondant but the results are just perfect. I think that the lettering really makes the cake.
I shaped Harry’s wand out of fondant and left it to dry for a few days. Once it hardened, I painted it a dark brown to look realistic. I even made sure the wand measured 11 inches; the actual size of Harry’s wand in the books and movies.
Harry’s eyeglasses are another important element that needed to be a part of this cake. They were made out of black fondant. I used 2 sizes of circle cookie cutters to shape the glasses. I let each piece dry completely before attaching to the cake. Harry’s scarf was the last element I added to the cake. It gives the cake some color and a little more dimension. Happy 8th Birthday Max!