Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Sweets: Potter Mania

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Whether you're seeing the movie this weekend or not, I think you'll agree that these Harry Potter cakes are sweet enough to rival anything in HoneyDuke's:


Made by Bakingdom

D'awww. Lookit the little broom! And Fawkes! And the itty-bitty potion bottles!!

Ahem.

Sorry.


Next check out this nifty design:

Submitted by Kristin A. & made by Cake Nouveau

I love the tie. And the snitch. And the turrets. And the...oh, you get the idea.


Here's an adorable cartoon-y version from all the way over in China:

Found at DIY Cakes in Beijing

Love it!


And this one is the spitting image of young Daniel Radcliffe:

Made by Scrumptious Cakes and Bakes


This was the cake at a faaaabulous Potter-themed birthday party:

Submitted by Rory L., found here (click to see the adorable HP party pics!) & made by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe


Check out the sculpted marzipan on this one:

By Dutch Cakebox

So perfect!

And finally, I have a special affection for the Monster Book of Monsters:

By Cake Central member mbpbrighteyes

Although really everything here is amazing. Just look at that wand! And the wings on the snitch! Even the little bag of coins is made of two cupcakes, wrapped in fondant. Wowza.



Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.
Dragon-girl said...

The Monster Book of Monsters cake is awesome!

I'm not keen on the films but the books are amazing :D

Lucy

WV: beande. I guess I have a bean-de bonnet when it comes to being true to the book :)

Anonymous said...

OMG too sweet

very married said...

these are so much fun!

Late said...

D'awwww! So presh.
-Leighton

The Boob Nazi said...

I want a Harry Potter cake. Too bad I'm 25 years old.

Josin L. McQuein said...

On the second cake, the tower windows look like mouths, like they're going to break into song.

Anonymous said...

OH. MY. GOSH. I saw the bakingdom cake even before it was on sunday sweets! I love her blog, and you should totally check it out!

cq75 said...

How do they get the snitches gold?!? These are so awesome! And it's really nice to see the book inspired artwork.

Heidi D said...

I love the monster book cake. :)

Saw the movie on Friday.....L O V E!


One thing that slightly bothered me was that Luna's dad should have been much older.

I'm glad I haven't read the book in a while or I'm sure that wouldn't be the only thing that would bother me.

tasteslikeyum said...

Monster Book of Monsters FTW! Definitely my favorite.

Personally, I'd like to see a mandrake cake.

A Paperback Writer said...

Love the castle towers. :)

Anonymous said...

Great looking HP cakes!

Thanks for sharing the cuteness =).

Joanna said...

Why aren't Harry's eyes green on either of those cakes???? Otherwise, they'd be gorgeous - but a blue-eyed Harry is all wrong!

I super heart the second one with the tie and the turrets...

ilze said...

I love the simplicity of some of these that shows the theme perfectly

W V - snetasa = a magic word to keep from sneezing at the wrong moment.

Jo-anne (Blossy) said...

The cakes look fantastic. I especially like the monster book!

mbpilsner said...

When you hear one of your cakes is on cake wrecks the first thing you do is panic...
Sunday Sweets however is a whole different story!! Thanks for liking my Monster Book!! :)
Melanie (mbpbrighteyes)

Kristen said...

Aww! I want the Monster Book of Monsters cake!

And more HP-related cakes! :)

Mags said...

I WANT A MONSTER BOOK OF MONSTER CAKE!!! Wow!! That is amazing!!

:) Mags

JoAnna said...

I have to agree with the other Joanna (great name, btw!) Why are Harry's eyes blue on these cakes? It is noted over and over again in the books that he has his mother's green eyes. Other than that, I LOVE these cakes, and I also loved the movie. We attended the midnight premiere Thursday night and it was totally worth only getting about 2 1/2 hours of sleep before I had to go to work Friday morning!

Trish said...

I'm totally jealous of the Harry Potter birthday party!! And all the cakes are amazing!!

Vicki Price said...

Love, love, love these! Can't decide which one I like best: the one with Hogwarts with the shirt and tie base, or the Monster Book of Monsters. Oh, and the one with Fawkes is amazing...

Clara said...

4th cake: Harry's eyes are GREEN. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'm much more than 25, but I'd take any of them for my birthday!

Boob Nazi -- go for it.

~~Di

Shanti said...

For those wondering about blue-eyed Harry, he's got blue eyes in the movies. (Which somehow doesn't bug me as much as the fact that his hair isn't nearly messy enough!)

WV: whinc. We geeks sometimes have to whinc at changes when our beloved books become movies (or cakes).

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cakes, but for a 3 year-old? 5 year-old?
"Here Honey,let Mommy tell you all about the rotting dead people coming out of the lake... now, go night-night."

CNemes said...

And now for some serious Nerditude: On the first cake, I think the letters on the various potion bottles stand for "Felix Felicis" (liquid luck), "Amortentia" (love potion), and "Veritaserum" (truth juice)! Clearly the bakers are die-hard fans, too :D

Jennifer said...

To the 2 JoAnnas: Harry's eyes are probably blue on the cakes because Daniel Radcliffe has blue eyes. He couldn't tolerate the contacts, so Chris Colombus decided to just keep his blue eyes. In the movies, his eye color is never mentioned. All anyone says is that he has his mother's eyes. So, although not technically canon, it works if the actress playing Lily has blue eyes, too. The cake is probably modeled after the Harry in the movies, and thus has blue eyes.

It's a change that many fans have noticed (and many complained about), but I guess as long as the importance of Harry having Lily's eyes is kept, then the color green loses its importance.

Just my 2 cents.

kayk said...

Amazingly, the "portrait" cake in this post is baked in the same pan as the last one in Friday's "wrecks." What a difference the skill of the decorator makes! ;)

kayk said...

Though I will say, at least the "wreck" version got the green eyes right!

pikkewyntjie said...

I guess it would help if I understood the world of Potter. The brown pointy thing to the left of the first cake looked rather poo-ish to me. I guess some things are wrecky only if taken out of context. I liked the cake though, even though I don't understand the red chicken. The rest are really nice too.

WV: fainsua
No snarky comment, I just think it has a cool, Shakespearean ring to it!

Arlene said...

I loved all of them and I have only seen three of the movies.. guess I really better pick up the pace lol.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the Potter hype to die down >.<

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Anonymous said...

Why are there cakes for 3 and 5 year olds? Harry potter is not for these kids, Dora and Bob the builder are. Mind you they're awesome cakes and I'd want one I just don't know if 3 year olds get it... Unless of course the cakes are really for the parents to enjoy.

Amanda said...

Wow, those are so awesome! I love HP and these cakes are great. The only thing that I have to complain about is that first one. The decorations are so great and so well-done, but... it's on a white cake with little flowers. It looks like they took a wedding cake and stuck some HP stuff on it as an afterthought, lol. But the others are so well-designed!

intothethickofit said...

*sigh*

This makes me happy.

Tom said...

I love the inclusion of the Sorting Hat! I'd love a cake just of the Sorting Hat! Too bad I'm as old as dirt. Maybe when I'm as old as a stone someone will buy one for me.

Colleen said...

Saw the movie last night, loved it!!!! I'm not sure I can wait the 8 months until the last part comes out!

But those cakes....wow.
I want a snitch like that....