This Superb Moon Calf Cake was made by Professor Rosmerta Marchbanks – Rachael Morris from Three Tiers for Cake.
This Superb Moon Calf 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 Rachael’s description of this Fabulous Edible Beast:
Study of the Luna Sura or more commonly known as the Moon Calf. Locations of observation:Bridger farm, Alfalfa field, Newton, Nebraska, Usa, Number of subjects observed: 2 After being approached by Squib tiberius bridger about some odd shapes left in his alfalfa fields each full moon he asked if i might be interested in helping him solve the puzzle as he thinks young wizards from the neighboring farm are doing it and it brings undue attention from muggles. Being intrigued I agreed, after speaking with Farmer bridger’s witch wife who also finds them odd, as they are devoid of magical traces of spells and thus far yet leave any trace of muggle involvement. I set up a small tent in the furthest west field as it was the only one that had not yet been affected with the “Crop Circles” as the muggles in town are calling them. I did inspect the 4 other fields that had previously been decorated with perfectly flattened, wide swathes of crops leaving intricate, delicate, non muggle like precise shapes, many following the pattern of the cycles of the moon. At funny spots in these “circles” you would find massive growth that seemed out of place with the rest of the growth of the crops. Near dusk on the full moon i began to hear soft noises from the woods behind my tent. Although the sounds were soft you could feel the ground tremble at rhythmic intervals, by the time the sun had sunk behind the farmer’s house and the moon was in it’s full glory the rhythmic thumping was getting to an almost frenzied pace, I decided that whatever was causing these crop circles had slipped past me and if I were to follow the grounds vibrations I may be able to see this happen in person. After mere steps Into the thick, tall crops I stepped into an opening that had not been there that afternoon before when the sun was still up and I walked through to pitch my tent. I nearly ran into a tall grey creature, eyes bulbous and bulging on the top of it’s head, no pupil but you could see the light change as the eye rotated to take me in. the animal, which I can only describe to look much like a very thin, tall calf, was on two legs, legs which were so thin it seemed impossible that they could hold the weight of this beast, but instead of hooves, 4 giant flat feet. As I had startled the beast it’s feet came down and one giant foot crushed my foot beneath it into the ground, had I not had on boots with the “Impervious shield” (highly suggested by mrs. Bridger as a farm is a dangerous place when unfamiliar, note, must thank this clever witch for saving my foot). The two beasts danced around one another in what seemed to be a mating ritual of gifting one another with more and more intricate designs and dancing. As the moon was full and the beasts I observed were so like an almost alien version of the muggle calf I’ve named them “Luna-Sura or Moon-Calf”. Seeing as Farmer bridger only observes these “circles” after a full moon I would hazard a guess that they are dormant during the remainder of the month. I was fully ignored as I watched the Moon Calfs. They were surprisingly quiet, almost silent, but the weight of their immense feet could be felt if you were close enough, as they hit the ground between, what could only be considered, dance moves. By the end of the night the two, which I am calling Minnie (her dancing reminds me of my odd cousin Minnie who was a rather rotund girl but light on her feet and could silently knick the cookies from the counter as they cooled before being noticed) and thumper, (I am assuming a male from the views of his undercarriage as he came slamming down on my boot). As the sun began to rise the calves became agitated and made quick work of the field and headed back to the wooded area, I followed them to a deep burrow behind a large rock formation. By the time I returned to the field the sun had risen and I took notice as spots where the moon calf’s had eliminated were starting to grow at an astonishing rate. I took samples to test on other plant life around the farm to be certain but it seems as the dung is a magical fertilizer.