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Man Creates Huge Gingerbread Hogwarts Castle - And It's Incredible

Man Creates Huge Gingerbread Hogwarts Castle - And It's Incredible

The Great British Bake Off 2018 contestant Terry Hartill has made a humungous Hogwarts castle out of gingerbread and it looks incredible.

Terry's creation is sure to excite both Harry Potter super-fans and those with a sweet tooth. Famous for being the school for witches and wizards, the Hogwarts construction stands at half a metre tall and is 1.5m long and 1m wide.

The gingerbread castle was made for a client who requested it for an event but due to current lockdown rules the event was cancelled.

Terry Hartill made the Hogwarts castle over a period of 60 hours (Credit: Terry Hartill)
Terry Hartill made the Hogwarts castle over a period of 60 hours (Credit: Terry Hartill)
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Terry told the Express and Star: "I spent three weeks making the moulds, and then about 50 to 60 hours creating it - it's all made out of gingerbread and icing.

"I'm not a Harry Potter fan as such so I wasn't aware how big Hogwarts Castle actually is. I got a bit of a shock when I saw what it actually looked like - and I think the event organisers got a shock when they saw how accurate I had made it.

"But it has to be right if I'm going to do it. I do extreme baking."

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Terry was described as a retired air steward with a background in fine art when he appeared on GBBO. He documents all his creations on his Instagram account.

Terry started by making a cardboard model of his design to work out which pieces he would need to make it. He then deconstructed the cardboard and had special tins made to create the towers and turrets.

After all the shapes were cut out, they were ready to bake. Piece by piece, the famous castle from the world of Harry Potter came together. Before it was finished, Terry added a textured base to symbolise the rocky ground the Hogwarts school is built on.

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We think the castle looks fantastic!

Featured Image Credit: Terry Hartill

Topics: Harry Potter, Tasty Food, Food And Drink, GBBO, Tasty

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Gregory Robinson

Gregory is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, he has worked for both print and online publications and is particularly interested in TV, (pop) music and lifestyle. He loves Madonna, teen dramas from the 90s and prefers tea over coffee. Get in touch [email protected]