Sunday, 14 February 2016

Harry Potter Birthday Cake

 A friend's little girl turned 8 years old on Valentine's Day. I made her a Snow White cake for her 6th birthday and this year, her mum asked for a Harry Potter cake. How could I refuse? It's been a while since I made a novelty cake and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy doing it - when I have the time!
 
I used Nigella's fail-safe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe and I was inspired after watching CookWithMel's YouTube video (read: I totally copied her!). I love the gold lustre dust effect and the lettering was cut out of black sugarpaste, based on the Harry Potter font. I thought it looked quite impressive around the edge of the cake.
 
Panoramic of the edge of the cake