It was all things Lego & Harry Potter for William's 8th birthday! I based on the design of the
Lego Star Wars cake I made for Brett a few months ago. The 3 lego bricks of white almond cake and filled the layers with "Harry Potter Blue" Swiss meringue buttercream. Cakes were all draped in marshmallow fondant. I used gum paste to sculpt the glasses, wand and Golden Snitch ball. The tiny legos surrounding the cake were made from gum paste and marshmallow fondant. I found the Harry Potter font online and made paper templates for the gum paste letters, then cut them out using an exacto knife. Thank you, internet!!
I was super happy with the final look of the wand. Check out that "wood-grain"! This happens when brown food coloring gel is not completely incorporated in to the gumpaste - just knead and stretch a few color globs into the material and before too long, presto - wood grain.
Happy Birthday William!!