Crafted with Magic: Hogwarts Cake Unveiled at Warner Bros. Studio Tour for 20th-Anniversary Celebration
It’s been nearly 20 years to the day since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released, and since then, the magic of the series has only grown. When it comes to celebrating such an anniversary, there’s no better way than with a good slice of cake.
A massive Hogwarts Castle cake was debuted at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. A truly astonishing sight to behold, this cake weighs in at 220 pounds, measures six feet wide and five feet tall, and is a scale model of the entire Hogwarts Castle as we have seen so many times throughout the series.
Clearly, this isn’t your average birthday cake, and who would want one of those after seeing this piece of art sitting in the middle of the Great Hall at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour? World-renowned cake maker Michelle Wibowo is the mind behind the cake and has been designing it since March. It’s not all frosting and fondant, you know! More than 320 hours of planning, building, baking, sculpting, and hand painting (not to mention that secret ingredient of love) went into the edible masterpiece. On top of being gorgeous to look at and delicious to eat, the entire cake was made using vegan-friendly ingredients. Wibowo commented on her creation:
There could not be a more exciting assignment for a cake sculptor than to bring to life one of the most famous and magical structures ever imagined, so as a Harry Potter fan, I leapt at the chance to bring Hogwarts to life in cake form. This has undoubtedly been my biggest challenge yet and has involved many long days and late nights, but it’s been worth it to see the reaction today as the fans witnessed it for the first time and were served the first slices!
Upon its unveiling, “the cake was donated to One Vision, a local charity dedicated to fighting food poverty, with the cake being distributed to disadvantaged and deserving families and individuals.”
Lucky fans got the first slices of the delicious Hogwarts Castle at the same tables where Harry, Ron, and Hermione enjoyed their first meals as wizards and witch.
It’s been an incredible 20 years of magic since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone‘s screen debut. Here’s to 20 more and a lifetime after that.