Today, I am sharing a Harry Potter dessert table I styled for my older sister, Mehwish's, surprise graduation party. My whole family and I are so proud of Mehwish for her major accomplishment in her education and career, all while running a household. I knew that she deserved something extra special for this party. My younger sister and I made everything from scratch for this dessert table. Since we were both traveling across states to attend Mehwish's graduation, her via plane and me via car, we had to do some hustling to pull it off. But when we saw Mehwish's face light up as she saw all the things we made, it all became worth it. Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't the best when I shot these pictures, but I hope you can get a feel for how magical it all was.
Let me share a little of my history with HP with you. Harry Potter is my one and only mainstream obsession. I've read all the books many times over, watched each movie over ten times, have an ongoing HP role playing game with my best friends, own HP paraphernalia, and even went to Universal Studios HP World on my HONEYMOON!
This relationship with HP is something that my siblings and I all have in common. In fact, Mehwish is definitely the most obsessed with HP in my whole family. Her role in our role-playing game is Albus Dumbledore (RIP). As the headmaster, it was only proper that my younger sister and I make a Harry Potter themed dessert table for her surprise grad party!
Here are the details of the dessert table... Let the feast begin.
The star of the dessert table is definitely this triple layer chocolate mousse cake frosted with chocolate whipped cream and dark chocolate ganache. I was hesitant to use fondant to decorate the cake since none of my family members like the taste of it, so I opted for ganache topping instead. The cake was so decadent and moist. The chocolate-overload cake was the perfect choice for my chocolate-loving sister.
I also made golden snitch cake pops with butterbeer-flavored cake. They were difficult to make and even more difficult to transport (so so fragile), so I only made a few and decorated the rest with elegant sprinkles.
Lastly, I made these double chocolate cheesecake brownie "cauldron cakes" for guests to take as favors.
My younger sister dipped these pretzel sticks to look like wands with house colors.
She also attached tiny parchment paper wings to chocolates to make Ferrero Rocher golden snitches. My baby sis also made the signs and posters which elegantly brought everything together.
We also had a jar of Bertie's Every Flavor Jelly Beans in the back.
I hope you enjoy this peek into my sister's graduation party. Thanks for reading. Mischief managed!