I have a client who wants a Harry Potter themed cake. He wants an open book with the head and shoulders of Harry popping out along with his hand holding a wand! I have searched the internet and came up with nothing! Any ideas?? Please
Do want ideas as to how would execute it?? i would suggest an open book cake like the sort you would do for a christening the use the same principle for spiderman bust cake for the harry potter. Not sure about the consrtuction of the hand rkt i suppose. If you sink the bust into the book it may make it look more like it's coming out the book......hth!!
I'll try to find you a tutorial for the Harry Potter doll tomorrow. If I do, I'll PM you.
You might be OK just making him come out of a burst from the page.
Thank you for all the photo ideas and suggestion!! My client wants this cake for only 20 people and I guess I just need how to execute Harry coming out of the cake with the wand in his hand. I did show him photos of the gumpaste figure that was on Flickr but he said it was to cartoony! I also showed him a photo of the open book, which he liked. Of course, he wants the cake for next Saturday!
You're welcome. You might have to do the "jumping out of cake" thing so that it doesn't look like he's just lost the rest of his body. Like this:
I do hope your client understands that figures make out of sugar are cartoonish. Plus, if they looked too real, they wouldn't be that cute. I'll look for that tutorial tomorrow. Hope I can find it.
I believe you are right "imagenthatnj" about "jumping out of the cake". I think that it may be next to impossible to make a "realistic" gumpaste figure. I'm going to work on a head tonight and see what I come up with. Thanks again!