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Creeptastic Harry Potter Halloween Cake

Harry Potter Halloween Cake

Back in August, I posted almost three dozen Harry Potter Cakes from the collaboration – Birthday Mischief Managed.  Birthday Mischief Managed was 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.  I saved this one cake for Halloween, because I thought it was perfect for the season of thrills and chills.

Mimi’s Mocha Treats made this creepy cake featuring the Little Hangleton Graveyard.

From The Harry Potter Wiki:

The Little Hangleton graveyard was the final resting place of the Riddle Family of Little Hangleton. The three Riddles, Thomas, Mary, and their son Tom, were all laid to rest in this graveyard shortly after being murdered by Tom’s teenage son, Tom Marvolo Riddle (who would grow up to become the infamous Dark wizard Lord Voldemort).

It was also the site of the Battle of the Graveyard, the first battle of the Second Wizarding War.


Harry Potter Halloween Cake

The Harry Potter Wiki continues:

The most opulent of the graves belonged to the Riddle family. The Riddle grave was marked by a large marble headstone that bore the names of Thomas Riddle, Mary Riddle and Tom Riddle Sr.. The most striking feature of the grave was the large stone statue of the Angel of Death. The angel bore a raised scythe in its right hand and featured a skull face and skeletal hands.


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The Angel of Death statue looks so creepy with it’s black robe, grey wings, and scythe.  I really like how you can see a hint of a skeleton inside the robes.  Having the pictures look like they were taken outside and taking the pictures at night were wonderful touches.  It adds so much atmosphere to the gravesite.

The one patch of brightness on the cake, the orange ribbon is a tribute to J.K. Rowling’s mother – Anne Rowling who died from multiple sclerosis.