Wednesday, 10 September 2008

CAFTA

This week’s winner of a CAFTA (Cake’s Achievement in Film and Television Arts) award was nominated by my friend and work colleague Soo. I see this as payback for making her Monday mornings less traumatic by providing her with a ‘back to work’ cake boost!

The award is for “Cake that heralds the start of something big” and goes to the cake that Hagrid bakes Harry Potter for his 11th birthday, in the film “Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone”.

Harry is, at this point in the story, completely unaware of his destiny and is living with the horrible Dursley’s who comprise of his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and their spoilt son Dudley.

The Dursley’s are trying to keep Harry from receiving the mysterious letters which have been arriving thick and fast at home (informing him of his impending education at Hogwarts). They are hiding on a remote island on a dark and stormy night. Hagrid arrives and among other things presents Harry with his first ever birthday cake.

Hagrid proudly announces that he baked and wrote the cake himself, and confesses he might have sat on it. I like the way that he’s not quite sure...either way, it’s a cake to interest the people at CakeWrecks (I love this site!):

While Hagrid is explaining Hogwarts to Harry, Dudley tucks into the cake.


Hagrid catches him and gives him a pig tail.



The moral of this story, as I see it: if you’re going to eat a cake that isn’t meant for you, make sure the baker hasn’t got any magical powers BEFORE you start tucking in.

Please email me (with photos) your CAFTA nominations.

6 comments:

Holler said...

Such a good book and a film! They do a lot of food in the Harry Potter series, have you noticed that?

trashalou said...

AAK! Why do I never think of these things? I watch telly and films, there must be something I can grab...

glamah16 said...

There are so many ckae scenes right under our eyes. We just have to find them. Would you believe I have never seen a Harry Potter film!

Patty O. said...

Too too true. I totally forgot about this cake scene. I will have to try and pay more attention when I watch movies...

Dee said...

Hee hee, I remember this!

Maria said...

I am not familiar with this, but any cake scene has to be good!