My daughter loves Harry Potter. I wanted to practice making a cake that looked like a book. This Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design was a perfect fit. The books were painted with a brush to look like old leather. I used blue and black on the bottom cake to try and make it look old. The wand is made out of gum paste.

The glasses gave me the most grief. I finally decided to make them look folded because they wouldn’t stay glued together in an open position. The snitch is yellow fondant painted with gold luster dust. The scarf is also fondant. I believe the entire thing was eaten in about 15 minutes. It was a lot of fun to make.