This Harry Potter cake featuring Hedwig the Owl gave me one of the biggest, greatest thrills of my life. I kid you not. Cake itself was triple chocolate chip cake torted and filled/iced with whipped chocolate buttercream. The only things our birthday girl, Kate (age 9), asked for was that the cake be chocolate, not “too” girly, and that it featured Harry’s pet owl, Hedwig.
Here’s the part that gave me such a thrill: the big birthday bash was held at one of our more “upscale” local theaters (in Madison, MS) and coincidentally, that very day they were hosting a big fund-raising benefit and premier showing of the movie “The Help” starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis. (Parts of the film were shot in and around this area, so it made sense for this premier and fund raiser to take place here.)
I hand-painted the 2D animals on the side (lion, elephant, giraffe, camel, and tiger) and spent way too much time nitpicking over the clowns, which I also spent way too much time designing!
Luckily, her ruby red slippers give it away. I wanted to give her slippers a bigger high heel (although you can’t see it, they DO have a heel), but really, these things were about a 1/2″ long and it becomes difficult and a bit silly at that size to get too particular.
Oven’s on – I’ll be back soon.