This cake was done as a gift to a friend of one of my daughters, it was her 21st birthday. The actual cake is a journal (book), and is a triple chocolate with a vanilla buttercream cc & fondant. The book is based in part, on a tutorial provided by Global Sugar Art. The shield was made from gum paste and is based in part, on a picture found on the HP Wiki. The snake and writing are courtesy of my dear and awesome BF, Dennis.