This Homemade Harry Potter Monster Book Cake has 2 layers of chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and hazelnut mousse filling. I carved the book shape after filling the cake and covered it with buttercream. Later, I covered the cake with ivory fondant. I painted the sides of book with edible antique gold paint in vanilla.
The Golden Snitch is a small rubber ball which I covered with fondant, made indentations and then painted golden. I attached parchament paper to curved floral wire and cut the edges out in order to make it's wings.
I tried making Harry's glasses out of fondant and they kept breaking. After 3-4 failed attempts, I made glasses out of floral wire and then covered the whole frame with black fondant. The wand is also made out of fondant.
The Sorting Hat is an icecream cone filled with melted chocolate which was left to dry overnight thus making the cone quite sturdy enough to take weight of fondant covering. I draped the fondant on top of the chocolate cone and gave it the famous wrinkles that the sorting hat has. Also did some dark painting on the wrinkles and dusted it with cocoa powder to give that old leather look.
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For my son's 9th birthday he wanted a Golden Snitch birthday cake. I used the middle sized bowl of my Pyrex set and made rice krispy treats for the bottom half and made a cake in the bowl for the top layer. I then used frosting to cover everything together and covered the ball in marshmallow fondant which I had colored yellow gold. I then sprayed the snitch with gold edible spray which gave it a nice golden sheen.
I was concerned about the wings but it worked out really well. I used two bamboo skewers as the top part of the wing and covered it with white chocolate (minus the section that was going into the cake). Using a squeeze bottle it was very easy to squeeze out & draw the shape of the wings. Before the chocolate set, I sprinkled it with gold sanding sugar. Being on the skewers made it very easy to insert into the cake when we were ready. And the rice krispy's helped hold them in place...no worries about them falling out!
My son wanted a Golden Snitch Birthday Cake for his birthday and I wasn't sure how to approach it. I made a round cake using Wilton soccer tin. I made the wings out of paper and sprayed them with golden hairspray on both sides and then attached them to wooden skewers and placed them in position (after colouring the cake).
I iced the cake with butter cream followed by white marzipan - this was a bit fiddly. I then copied some patterns onto the surface (make sure you do this before the icing goes hard as it will crack). I then painted the whole thing in gold edible coloured food dye and voila, a Golden Snitch!
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I hosted my son's 9th Birthday with a full blown Harry Potter party complete with Quidditch Match and Great Hall Dining room. Desert was this Harry Potter Snitch Cake.
The base is chocolate cake I baked in a Bundt cake pan. The ball was made from a ball cake pan from Wilton - that was yellow cake. I covered it in Marzipan that I tinted yellow and then dusted in Gold dust. The feathers I spray painted gold.
It was a huge hit, and really not that difficult to do - and I am not a baker at all!!
i started with two 9 by 13 cakes and set them side by side then i took a third 9 by 13 and cut it lenghtwise down the middle to make 4 long skinny pieces. i then iced the feild green, and the 4 sides in the four harry potter house colors. i used white icing to draw the lines on the field. to make the towers i glued white bristol board to a small milk carton and colored inthe approprite school colors