This Terrific Antipodean Opaline Dragon Cake was made by Mikeus Yallowsworth, Dragonlogist – Mike Guerrero from Mad MIke’s Cakes.
This Terrific Antipodean Opaline Dragon 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 Mike’s description of this Fabulous Edible Beast:
Study/Beast: Antipodean Opaleye Name: N/A
Notable Behaviors: Large male dragons are solitary territorial animals. The largest of the species (both males and females) defend the prime territory. Opaleye’s are generally timid towards humans and tend to fly away if one approaches it.
Feeding notes: The type of food eaten by Opaleye dragons depends upon their age and size. Average size adults prefer sheep and the occasional red deer. Opaleye, unlike Hungarian Horntail, do not immediately regard a human as prey, but it may attack in self-defense if provoked.
Injuries sustained by Caretaker and aide taken: Minor second degree burns and scratches. Use of common burn-healing paste for burns. Scratches and cuts sustained from an Opaleye can only be healed by applying a heavy coat of Dittany.
Injuries sustained by Study/Beast and aide taken: N/A
Has study been released if you took it captive? N/A. Evasive measures were taken because the particular dragon that I was attempting to capture was in the mist of searching for food. At one point I thought I had lost it, but to my surprise it seems the Opaleye has the ability to either turn invisible or refract the light to camouflage itself. I barely made it back. “Be a dragon keeper they said. Start with an Opaleye. They are the easiest to train they said…”