FLYING FORD ANGLIA MYSTIFIES MUGGLES- Gravity Defying Flying Ford Anglia Cake
I’m late to posting! This was made as part of Birthday Mischief Collaboration celebrating J.K. Rowling ’s 50th birthday with over 50 creations inspired by Harry Potter novels and movies. www.birthdaymischief.com.
The iconic scene of Mr. Weasley’s flying (stolen) car in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (year two) serves as the main inspiration for this cake. The cake depicts the Flying Ford Anglia from the Harry Potter series. I tried to give an illustrated quality throughout the piece to serve as a happy hybrid between the books and films. The car is 100% sculpted CAKE. With NO inedible element, aside from the lights that shine from within it. The cake flavor was inspired by the Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios .
The flying car has six LED lights. Four lights are in the front of the car and two are included in the the back to serve as red tail lights. The windshield and all windows are also edible. The backdrop and very complex structure was engineered by a family friend/associated builder “Tweet”. The background was painted by my Dad. The background aspect really seems to mess with viewers! Some think it’s flat. We took images when the sun was going out, as it went down and until it was dark. This captured both lighting styles used in the film in the car scenes. The Flying Ford Anglia is entirely suspended in mid-air and is gravity defying. I should have taken a hand under picture, but I wasn’t ready that day. The cake is very large 2 feet long and weighs nearly 40 lbs. The house crest of Gryffindor was incorporated into one of the images as a fun and hidden easter egg. The beautiful images are by Natasha Raichel Photography.
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