Fans celebrate JK Rowling’s 50th birthday with enchanting handmade Harry Potter cakes

We're not even sure cake is the right word for these artistic masterpieces...

This year’s new Bake Off contestants must be quaking in their boots. Just days before the new series kicks off, a group of incredibly talented Harry Potter fans have baked some seriously impressive cakes that would surely wow even Paul and Mary. 


To mark JK Rowling’s 50th birthday yesterday (and Harry Potter’s 35th), ‘food artists’ from around the world got together to create an edible art collection celebrating the author. Each delectable artwork is inspired by a place or a moment in the books or films – and feature hidden easter eggs for dedicated fans to find. 

Creative director of the Birthday Mischief Managed project Chef Mitchie said: “It was one of the most difficult secrets to keep under our cloaks. New friendships connected by a passion for edible art and fanning for the Wizarding World. Our members did a stellar job bringing this idea to fruition. I think Dumbledore (JK) said it best, ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Take a look at these magical masterpieces…