I love me some Harry Potter. Seriously. Love. So, when I was looking through the old cake scrapbook the other day, I was surprised to see that I haven't made a Harry Potter cake yet. Now, granted, it's only been about a year and a half since I baked my very first cake, but still.
It should come as no surprise, then, that I completely took advantage of a friend who said I could design his birthday cake however I wanted. He just wanted a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing (yes, THAT peanut butter icing.) And because this friend dressed up as Harry Potter last Halloween...
I started like this: devils food cake stacked with peanut butter icing- placed on a lumpy ring of fondant that I made the night before:
More layers, more peanut butter icing, a little carving, then some cereal treats at the top:
Do you see where this is going?
Cake scraps stuck into the icing:
Cover it in fondant:
Airbrush, make fondant patches and band, airbrush again:
Add royal icing stitches, brush with dark cocoa powder, and I'm done!
So, I copied the Sorting Hat's song from Sorcerer's Stone and changed a few words to be cake-related:
And the birthday boy seemed to like it:
And there it is. Watch out, Honeydukes...
I read a description of how to make this cake somewhere on the interwebs a few months ago. I take no credit for this design.