This Marvelous Hebridean Black Dragon Cake was made by Tanya Ross from Novel-T Cakes.
This Marvelous Hebridean Black Dragon Cake was made for the Fantastic Beasts of Birthday Mischief Collaboration.
The collaboration of food artists from around the world, known as Birthday Mischief Managed have assembled to debut their second installment of edible art in celebration of world-renowned author, J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut and newest movie trilogy – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, is an A to Z “textbook” of magical creatures that have been featured in the Potter film series and publishing’s of J.K. Rowling. For this collaborative effort some of the beasts were removed from the list inside the textbook and each artist was asked to create the remaining using only their imaginations and the book’s descriptions with sweet edible mediums. Each artist has dressed for the occasion and transformed themselves into “Magizoologist”. Be sure to visit their pages and read the documents kept about their beast.
Our biggest challenge was resisting the urge to research, (cheat) pictures of our assigned beasts. The group has made sweet magic. My only regret is not having a pet Kneazle.” – Michelle “ChefMitchie” Curran aka Michaeleas Cuuragusta, Headmistress
Here is Tanya’s Bio:
Mia Familiar and I are both huge Harry Potter fans and have read all the books, seen all the movies and stopped pretending I was doing it for my children after the first book. Mia Familiar is not very good at spells but absolutely loves everything to do with cake (And it tastes way better than a polyjuice potion anyday!) I also love cake and discovered this passion about 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since. What’s not to love?! You get to play with icing, try new and interesting things all the time and have the honour of being a part of peoples special occasions. Best job ever!!!
Here is Tanya’s description of this Fabulous Edible Beast:
Name: Hebridean Black Dragon (We named a young orphaned dragon we looked after, we dubbed him Plonk, after his many clumsy crash landings)
Notable Behaviors: Strong flying skills from a very young age….although the landings were far from graceful! On more than one occasion we had to help a young dragon to untangle it’s wings after a crash landing.
Feeding notes: While young, our dragons were happy enough with rabbits and they become good hunters very young, thankfully, as their favourite food is deer and none of us wanted to be part of that (especially my right hand man whose mother in law was a deer!)
Injuries sustained by Caretaker and aide taken: As young dragons are particularly prone to indigestion there were a number of fiery burps and correspondingly a burn healing spell was needed for anyone “in the line of fire”!
Injuries sustained by Study/Beast and aide taken: These majestic creatures are practically indestructible and we never had any healing to do on them
Has study been released if you took it captive? If yes, where? I felt no need to take a Hebridean Black captive as they seemed to take no notice of me,. I was able to draw sketches from a safe distance, with reasonable accuracy.
Any other notes you took during your study: Unusually shy, the Hebridean Black is unlikely to prey on humans, unless threatened, and I was able to get reasonably close to them without fear.Notable behaviours include a magpie-like hoarding of shiny objects, as well as preferring to roost in dark caves and sea coves.