This cake captures the moment just before Harry's silvery stag patronus starts to form and drives away the evil dementors. Why the moment just before? Because, in making this cake, I learned how hard it is to create a sugar patronus.
First I tried the make one out of sugar paste. But it was too heavy and broke poor Harry's arm. (I needed that charm that re-grows bones to fix it - ha ha!)
Then I got the brilliant idea to use cotton candy. But the lovely humidity here in North Carolina created a vanishing spell and dissolved my patronus into a limp cobweb. Not exactly the most threatening-looking patronus, huh?
So, I settled for letting the birthday boy use his powers of imagination. That and chocolate... because, of course, chocolate is what you need after an encounter with a dementor. Good thing this is a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate buttercream. It's sure to get all those party guests back in a festive mood!
A special request from the birthday boy - the number 7 on Harry's robe for his seventh birthday!