Friday, July 8, 2011
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cake (aka 10th birthday cake)
Harry Potter was again a theme and this time a sorting hat was to be made. I had zero clue how to approach this so I basically started winging it. I made 6 layers of cake (used 5, plus a couple of ramekins to make the tip, and a giant marshmallow). Buttercream icing between the layers and chocolate fondant covers it all.
This went significantly more smoothly than I anticipated actually. I am grateful the hat is old and mishappen as my fondant ability is not great so it all kind of works. All in it took me about an hour and a bit to ice, carve and finish up.
Carving the cakes
Dirty layer of buttercream for under the fondant
Fondant layered on and molded as best possible
A few embellishments for our little Gryffindor
One happy little man