(Press release from Birthday Mischief Managed)
A collaboration of food artists from around the world have debuted a sweet and magical collection of edible art in celebration of world-renowned author, J.K. Rowling.
Birthday Mischief Managed, founded in July 2014, proudly honors some of the world’s most esteemed personalities and award winning artists in the food industry. Audiences may recognize work styles and faces of the participants from hit television series and competitions Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Sugar Dome, Cake Wars, Ultimate Cake Off, Outrageous Chocolate, and more. Each member was asked to join based on their fanatic for the project at hand and to “dress” for the occasion!
To celebrate J K Rowling’s. birthday on July 31st, which coincidentally is Harry Potter’s birthday, the members of the group chose locations inspired by the books, movies, and Pottermore. Members were given artistic freedom to create original edible fan art celebrating or jinxing the birthdays of J.K. and Harry. For an added challenge, members were asked to incorporate a twist or three, hidden gems, “Easter Eggs” if you will, as gifts, some sentimental for J.K. and fans to find.
Wizarding World is not only admired by the Birthday Mischief Managed members, but by their families, too. Young budding artists ranging from ages 4-13, were invited to contribute a project and the response impressed the adult members. The kids enthusiastically participated, creating edible projects and drawings; some even completed the task of adding the twists. This addition to an edible art collaborative effort is the first of its kind.
When asked to reflect on her first experience as a collaborative leader, Chef Mitchiesaid, “It was one of the most difficult secrets to keep under our cloaks and most amazing, yet humbling, experience to date. New friendships connected by a passion for edible art and fanning for the Wizarding World. Our members did an outstanding job bringing this idea to fruition. Some were faced with other challenges while doing so that could have prevented them from participating, myself included.
Dumbledore said it best, ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.’
The dedicated team at Birthday Mischief Managed was recruited via “owl” by its founders Michelle “ChefMitchie” Curran of Mitchies Munchies in Las Vegas, NV U.S.A. and SuzanneNeri-Medal of CAKELDY in San, Jose, CA U.S.A. Members of Birthday Mischief Managed do not receive compensation for creating their contributions or vice versa. Expenses for product, materials, equipment, etc. are provided solely by the members and their sponsors.
The images shown illustrate the work of Paul Joachim, The Chocolate Genius
. His contribution was sponsored by Davis Chocolate.
Birthday Mischief Managed invites the public to join in the fun by following along and sharing.
Fans are encouraged to share their own edible creations and birthday greetings using the following hashtags so the group may share in return: #BirthdayMischief #JKR50 #HBDJK#HBDHarry