I started by sizing out a print out of the Hogwarts crest I got online. Once I blew it up to the size I wanted, I cut it out and used it as a template to trim my 10" round cake. Next I base iced in white traditional and added the house colors to the backround. Using my little spatula I added texture to the colors.
Next I added then gold trimmed and separated the color sections as well as adding the gold square for the hogwarts "H". Using a ribbon tip I added the top border, smoothing with a finger tip dipped in corn syrup (one of my new favorite tricks!).
Next I cut out the pictures of the house animals from the print out and traced them with a toothpick, followed the tracing with black frosting and filled with the appropriate color. Somehow I managed to impress myself this time, lol! And my 6 year old is super psyched for his party this weekend!
I made this Hogwarts birthday cake for my sister's 16th birthday. The whole thing is edible, no cardboard or foam. The base is made of 6 rectangular cakes and the castle and Hagrid’s hut are carved from another 2, the lake is made from blue caramel, the towers are cake with fondant towers and the trees are made from chocolate fondant with green colored desiccated coconut as leaves.
The whole thing was covered in butter icing (~40 packs of butter went into this cake!) before being covered with fondant. Details such as the windows and numbers on the clock were painted on using black food coloring, although an easier option would have been to buy a food coloring pen. I got the idea after watching The Ace of Cakes with my sister who said how cool it would be to have a cake depicting the Hogwarts castle and grounds. Start to finish the cake took about 24 hours.
This was my first attempt at making a fondant cake. I have just completed the Wilton course and decided to go a little crazy. I made this Hogwarts Crest cake for my brother-in-law for his birthday. He is a huge Harry Potter fan.
I used just a box cake from Duncan Hines and Wilton Fondant. I made a shield template out of cardboard and then used it to cut out the shape. I used homemade icing for the animals on the shield. The Harry Potter figure is made out of Fondant as well and was a pain to make because I'm not too sure how to blend the different pieces together.
Over all it was fun to make and has me jazzed to continue with my cake decorating plans.