I was given the great pleasure of participating in Rhodes Jr. High School's fundraiser for the second time. This year’s comic con was fantastic! The event was organized into different universes ranging from Star Wars to Harry Potter. I was lucky enough to be in the Harry Potter themed section of the grounds, where all the food and beverages were held.
Naturally, my stand was a little part of Honeydukes from the world of Harry Potter. I created Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Wands, Chocolate Frogs and Golden Snitch Cake Pops. I used dark chocolate to make the Chocolate Frogs using a frog shaped candy mold. Each frog was filled with caramel before being filled with more chocolate. The Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Wands were simple enough, but I knew I had to make them! And for the Golden Snitch Cake Pops I made red velvet cake and mixed it with cream cheese frosting - just enough to get it to stick together. Once the cake was on a stick, I dipped them in white chocolate. The wings are made out of Gum Paste using a mold to get the perfect wings. I used white chocolate to stick them onto the almost finished pops. Once the wings were set, I used a food safe air brush to paint them with gold.
Clearly all my hard work paid off because as soon as I arrived, I was ambushed and was barely able to change into costume! Everything was sold out within the first hour, clearly people love catching Golden Snitches! I can’t wait to see what their next event holds for me!