For my cake decorating class, we had to make a “child’s cake” with a specific child in mind for inspiration. I inadvertantly chose myself. And what kind of cake does my inner child/regular self want? A Harry Potter Cake of course! And with a little brainstorming with my art-school-graduate friend in class and my chef, we came up with the most kick-ass cake ever made. I was so excited I decided to document the process, then I can make it again come final HP movie premier.
Step 1: Cut out layers. Easy peasy.
Step 2: Crumb coat. (Thank goodness I’ve had all that practice with previous rectangular cakes!)
Step 3: Add top coat of buttercream. Then chill next to the liver in the freezer.
Step 4: Use a cake comb and make some lines around 3 edges.
Step 5 and 6: Roll out some fondant marbeled with black and yellow for effect, and add your royal icing flood work you made in the previous class.
Step 7: Start getting giddy because it is looking pretty awesome so far.
Step 8: Add your rolled fondant sculpture of a golden snitch and Ms. Rowling’s name to the bottom.
Step 9: Admire, then drive well below the speed limit while transporting the cake home.