This Harry Potter cake very nearly went horribly wrong, as I almost made a cake with the wrong book cover. I’m glad I went back and double checked the email before I started. When I looked at the correct book cover I realised that the only way to get a reasonable representation of it would be to paint it myself. I spend a lot of time admiring Nevie-Pie’s painted cakes and had fancied having a go myself for some time. I had imagined something flowery and pretty, but Harry Potter is as good a place to start as any.