This Splendid Clabbert Cake was made by Angelietta Fanglesnoof,Seeker – Monika Stout from Truly Scrumptious Cakes.
This Splendid Clabbert Cake was made for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 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 Monika’s description of this Fabulous Edible Beast:
This is an account of my experience with the Clabberts living in my trees. I first noticed the red flashing lights when a group of rowdy muggle children stumbled into my garden. I realize now that they were daring each other to pass through my large gate to catch a glimpse of me through my windows. When I heard the loud whispers, I glanced into the garden and noticed my trees were lit up by flashing red lights. Since this was the first time any muggles had ventured near my home this was the first I’d seen of the distinctive, red pustule on the Clabbert’s forehead, which flashes should they detect danger. I quickly used a locomotor spell to lift the nearest child high into the air and fling him through the open gate and drop him into a muddy ditch. Once the other children saw their friend unaccountably flying through the air and plopped into the ditch, they all quickly ran away. I don’t expect to see them again any time soon. Once the muggles had been dealt with, I was able to venture outside and search out the Clabberts. I caught small glimpses of them between the leaves, but since they are very good at hiding I knew I would have to work harder to get a good look at them. After a little research in Newt Scamander’s book on beasts, I learned that Clabberts eat small birds and lizards. I decided to try to lure them out by offering them a small snack. I caught a few small lizards and once they were rendered unconscious by the stupefyspell, I placed them near where I thought the Clabberts hid. I quickly realized that the Clabberts are very agile and cunning. No sooner would I place the stunned lizard on a branch when a webbed hand would snatch it away and disappear. I had the brilliant idea to try and grab the lizard just as a small webbed hand came for it. I learned (very painfully) that the Clabberts have razor sharp teeth and aren’t afraid to use them. Upon returning from the The “Dangerous” Dai Llewellyn Ward at St Mungo’s Hospital where I received 12 stiches, I was even more determined to succeed in befriending the little guests who lived in my trees. After many weeks of leaving treats of small birds and lizards in the branches of my garden trees, I was finally able to create a rapport with one particular Clabbert. He (I think it is a he, but I’m not exactly sure how to tell) ventures out whenever I offer a treat. I’ve begun to call him Beastycus and I think he actually looks forward to seeing me. His favorite snack is one of the many orange lizards I have living under the rocks in my garden. We have established a routine where I stupefy a lizard for him twice a day and he waits in the high branches of the tree near my kitchen window. I was actually able to capture some quick pictures of him the other morning as he took his nosh. Some evenings in the waning light I can see my garden alive with the beautiful red glowing lights of my Clabberts and I know that they are happily keeping watch for any dangers.