charm city cakes + harry potter = explosive cakes

it has been a beautiful cake relationship between charm city cakes and harry potter. now that the last movie is coming out, the team pulled out all the stops for perhaps the last cake for the franchise.


this week, Charm City Cakes
recreated a half-destroyed Hogwarts castle cake for
the New York premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

“It’s got over 120 LED lights on it that are all on different circuits so they’re blinking at different moments, so it looks like it’s on fire, and then it’s got smoke machines that go through it, so smoke is billowing out of the towers,” says Duff. Rupert Grint cut the first slice at the premiere after party.

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this is the second Hogwarts Castle cake by charm city cakes team baked for harry potter and they also made a cake of Hogwarts Express. i remember bcuz i saw them on Ace of Cakes!


in late 2007,  Charm City Cakes built
the Hogwarts castle with surrounding lake cake for
the Los Angeles premiere of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
(shown in Ace of Cakes: season 4, episode 1)

Duff, Anna, and Ben travel to Hollywood for the Los Angeles premiere. in LA, they complete the construction of massively scaled edible replica of Hogwarts castle as seen in the film. the cake was on display at the official Warner Bros. premiere party, and featured appearance from Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

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in 2009, Charm City Cakes made the Hogwarts Express cake for
the New York premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
(shown in Ace of Cakes: season 7, episode 13)

Duff is invited to design a cake for the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) cut the first slice of the cake at the premiere after party.

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while i’m sad charm city cakes’ food network show, Ace of Cakes, is no longer on tv, i’m happy knowing i can continue seeing their beautiful artwork.

learn more about Charm City Cakes in baltimore, md and new branch in los angeles, ca and see their beautiful gallery of cakes; follow on twitter and like on facebook

read from grub street new york how Harry Potter Pushed Duff Goldman ‘to Do Better and Better Work’

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2 thoughts on “charm city cakes + harry potter = explosive cakes

  1. So sad! When did Ace of Cakes go off air?! I really liked that show. You know Anna is half Taiwanese? There was an episode where she had to make the globe and she made sure that Taiwan was on the map as a shout out to where her mom was from.


    1. i know! it went off the air early this year. yup, anna was always my favorite and even more so when i found out she was half taiwanese! i have all the DVDs that are out and remember the episode where she made the globe and included taiwan too!


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