Today Jenn Johns shows you How to Make a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them cake! Harry Potter is one of my her all time favourite book series, and she’s super excited about the new movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming out. Which Harry Potter book is your favourite?
Harry Potter is one of my all time favourite series of books. It was the first time I ever really read (and enjoyed) fantasy. I spent my childhood reading The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High and was constantly in the library looking for new books to jump into. The first Harry Potter novel came out the year I graduated high school (lord that makes me feel old!). Once I started reading the series, I couldn’t stop….but was forced to in between book releases!
How to Make a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Cake (Harry Potter Cake)
- Two 9×13 cakes
- Chocolate buttercream
- Fondant- brown (light, medium, dark)
- Brown color dust
- Gold luster dust
- Slice one cake in half and attache to a cake board. Cover this cake, and the full 9″x 13″ cake in chocolate buttercream. Place into the freezer until the cake is frozen to the board.
- Roll out fondant in a rectangle. Place a frozen cake upside down directly on top of the rolled fondant. Carefully trim any excess from around the cake. Roll out strips of fondant to match the edges of the cake. Repeat for both pieces of cakes.
- Flip bottom cake over. Roll out dark fondant and cut 1/2″ strips to go around the edge on top of the cake. Cut 4 circles out of the fondant, and using the top of a number 5 tip, press circles into for gromets. Attach pieces to the cake with water.
- Switch to working on the upper part of the cake. cut 1″ strips the length of the edges and cover the corners with circles with gromets pressed in. Using a stitching tool, stitch a line about 1/4″ up from the bottom. About a 1/4″ above the stitch line, press gromets into the fondant.
- Make latches, locks and handle with fondant. Combine the gold luster dust, a small amount of brown color and a small amount of vodka and mix together. Brush it onto the pieces with a paint brush. Cut out handle attachments, and shape handle. Shape hands and claws for the monster.
- Attach dried pieces to the cake with a small amount of water.
- Place hands above the handle in between the two cake layers. Place top of the suitcase on the cake. Add additional brown color dust as desired for distressing the cake.
- Serve when desired. Cake is best kept in a sealed container in the fridge and consumed within 2-3 days.