Harry Potter Cake

My sister-in-law is a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so when thinking about what kind of cake to make for her birthday, it hit me like a ton of bricks.  Duh!  Of course!

When I was first working on this cake, I honestly didn’t know if it would make it.  Came across several issues while putting this together, and of course the biggest problem was the fondant.  For some reason, I had trouble working with this fondant, when I normally don’t have issues.  It had to cover the entire cake, and there were some technical difficulties with rolling it out.  With a lot of frustration and having to take a break for a few minutes, I was finally able to get it rolled out to cover the cake.  This is a larger size of the book pan.  I used two batches of the doctored chocolate cake mix with a bag of mini chocolate chips in the batter, covered with chocolate icing (under the fondant).

I used some edible gold glitter paint to paint the edges of the cake, and the scarf is made out of fondant.  The letters were pressed into a fondant letter mold set to give it the two tones of color.  I love that press set, the letters always come out so pretty.  I’ll be honest here, I cheated with the wand, glasses and golden snitch.  I bought them.  Yep!  I’m really not experienced with fondant and was pressed for time, so the thought of just buying some props to stick on there was the best way to go for this cake.  In the beginning stages of this cake, I was quite nervous of how it was going to turn out, but was happy with the end results.  I celebrated with a beverage after finishing this cake.  It was hard work.  ;)

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