Happy Birthday to my son!
The bottom cake is wrapped in chocolate fondant with a wood grain pattern in it. The castle is also covered in chocolate fondant and a brick pattern.
The edges of the books pages were hand painted with food coloring watered down with corn syrup and water so I could paint with it.
The wand, the book mark and glasses are also fondant.
The doors are painted with gold luster dust.
The scarf with fringe tassels is fondant as well.
The grass is butter cream.
The stars and moon are fondant painted with gold and pearl luster dust on floral wire.
The Hogwarts crest in the lower right corner is an edible image. I was going to put in the center of the wood grain base but I didn’t look just right.
The snitch sits upon a pedestal of cereal treats with a stars and moon pattern on the fondant. The snitches wings are ‘glued’ to the ball with melted butterscotch chips.
The castle’s turrets are ice cream cones covered in black fondant with a ‘scales’ pattern. They are ‘glued’ down with melted Ghirardelli dark chocolates.
This cake has 26 cups of batter and I think 4-5 batches of butter cream. It was super heavy…I didn’t weight the cake.
My photos are not so good, I think the cake came out really well :o)