This awesome cake of Weasley’s Flying Ford Anglia was made by The Mischief Maker.
Alex made this for the Harry Potter Themed cake collaboration – Birthday Mischief Managed. Birthday Mischief Managed is a worldwide collaboration of food artists to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s 50th Birthday. The collaboration went live on July 31st, the date of J.K. Rowling’s and Harry Potter’s birthdays.
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. Alex 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 choice was an obvious one! Alex created a Butterbeer cake with Salted Butterscotch Sauce and Butterbeer Swiss Meringue Buttercream. The cake is inspired by recipes believed to be the most similar to Butterbeer from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and other alcoholic versions of the beverage. Butterscotch schnapps, whipped cream vodka, rum, and cream soda are some of the building blocks for this cake’s fun flavor. Alex has a delicious looking recipe for Butterbeer on her blog.
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 structure was engineered by a family friend. It was painted by my Alex’s Dad. The Flying Ford Anglia is entirely suspended in mid-air and is gravity defying. The cake is 2 feet long and weighs nearly 40 lbs. The beautiful images are by Natasha Raichel Photography.
The attention to detail on the car is amazing! The headlights and tail lights function. You can see Harry, Ron, and Hedwig’s cage in the windows. The car looks just like a Ford Anglia. It has the side view mirrors that are half way up the front side of the car, the headlights stick out in front and have chrome above them, and that chrome becomes a stripe that runs all the way across the sides of the car.
Alex chose to the flying car because it is one of my favorite parts of the Harry Potter movies. Alex likes the contrast of the retro element with the historical looking elements in Harry Potter.