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May 05, 2008

Magical birthday cakes

These cakes were designed for a 6 year old birthday boy. Harry Potter was the birthday theme. The cake design was totally customized for the birthday boy.

His dad designed a portrait of the boy giving him Harry Potter look & style. This picture was the inspiration for the cover page of the 3D book cake.

Here is the picture of the portrait that was provided to me for the design.

Next, was the 3D Magical castle which sits on top of a scenic mountain. The castle has elaborate detailed decorations. The castle is carved from a sheet cake, covered with buttercream and decorated with a combination of buttercream and fondant accents.

Here is the view of the front of the castle..
Here is a view of the back of the castle...

It was all together a different challenge & an excellent experience to make someone's birthday Truly Magical.


Mishmash ! said...

Patience & creativity at its best! :) Both the cakes are awesome....how long it took u to finish the cakes..? did u use edible photo print to transfer the image or some other techniques? Again, your cake creations are really beautiful and reflects your imaginative skills....


Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Am completely bowled over by the castle cake..Amazing detailing has been achieved... Great accomplishment Anitha!!

Anitha said...

Thanks Mishmash & Swati for the compliments!!

Mishmash: It is not a photo print. I did just a freehand drawing of the portrait & the writing using the food colors.

Hope that helps!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

very well done....i am impressed by your craftwork and now you have under your fold..various experimental works..and i know you can now take any theme and work on it...good show...carry on, dear on the journey !

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Anitha, I was telling my son about the Harry Potter cake and the castle yesterday and got him over to see it... He just loved it and was in complete admiration.... !!

Rosie said...


I am in awe of you and your skills - well done :)

Rosie x

Anitha said...

Thanks Anamika, Swati & Rosie for your lovely comments :-)

Anamika: I feel greatly appreciated by your words. Like the saying goes "The possibilities of imagination is limitless", I will keep trying my Best to come up with new ideas :-)

Swati: So sweet to hear that your son admired the cake :-)

Rosie : Thanks very much for your appreciation .


Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Anitha dear, a lovely award is awaiting for you..Check it on my blog!!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Super awesome cakes!

Anitha said...

Thanks How to eat Cupcake for stopping by my blog & the comment.


Mishmash ! said...

Anitha,free hand sketching and that too a portrait...Salutes, dear creative girl!!I cannot imagine doing that on a canvas like cake, that too with so much of perfection!!

Have you ever thought of taking part in these cake competitions....? you have lots of talent....wishing you a very 'sweet' future in this cake world :)

Btw, will take up the tag sometime :)


Anitha said...

Thanks Mishmash, for your encouraging words. I do check for contests in the nearby areas, & haven't come across anything. Let me know if you come across something in the Chicago area.

I guess there are couple contests coming up little later in summer. Lets see how time permits to participate :-)

Will look forward for pictures of your wonderful mouth-watering recipes on the tag post.