Harry Potter part 7b was coming out, and a lot of my friends are big Harry Potter fans. I like it too, but really, it was an excuse to make a giant edible castle. Never tried that before! Step 1, research, find floor plans and layout design. I shaped a couple boxes so that I could raise up the castle off the cookie sheet a bit.
Quick note here. There are a lot of floor plans out there for Hogwarts. I found this one online, I did not make it. From what I gather, Hogwarts sort of grew with each movie that came out. So this is a larger, more recent version.
Then I covered the boxes with another floor plan, and covered the whole thing in wax paper again. Next I made the cliffs and surrounding grounds out of rice-crispy treats.
I started out with the great hall, which ironically turns out to be a very small part of Hogwarts.
Continued to build out. I used wafers for the roofing. which turned out to be a brilliant idea. Graham crackers for the walls for the most part.
This is my favorite part. I really like the angles of the roofing here.
End of evening one. I think about 5 hours in, one wing of the castle finished.
Evening two, built the second wing. I had a bunch of ice cream cones with no tips by the time I was done. The end of a Rollo on the right is the clock tower I think.
All finished. The First Tower I made should have been a little tower in the end. Oh well, next time.
Made it to the party without any problems. Sadly I forgot to add Hagrid's hut until I got to the party, so I just stuck a Rollo in the rice crispies where it's supposed to be.