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Here are the perfect treats for you next Harry Potter themed party. JustJenn has created three different kinds of cupcakes, including a golden snitch that will have you longing to watch a game of quidditch. They’re made by covering a malt ball in yellow chocolate and then piping out little wings in the same chocolate. She’s also made one with a chocolate frog topper and another with a Harry Potter logo cookie.

See the rest of the cookies and get the full recipes at JustJenn.

Library Cake

I never imagined I would want to live in a cake, but this library design by Kathy Knaus has changed my mind. There are a mind-blowing number of details on this cake. The front features the entrance to the library, complete with potted plants. The inside of the library is on the other side, and there are dozens of books on the shelves, a little globe, and a desk with gumdrop lamps covered in papers. I believe the entire thing is edible. If I can’t move in, maybe I could just curl up next to it with my book and eat it.

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Groot cake

Groot’s a busy guy. When he’s not busy dancing or hanging out with Rocket, he moonlights as a cake. This dessert by Tattooed Bakers is so realistic it’s hard to believe it’s not right from Guardians of the Galaxy. The Groot confection is made from edible bark painted to look like wood grain. The design is incredibly detailed, and the bark surface covers a chocolate cake.

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Everyone loves cake, even when it’s a lie. Although you may think all cakes are made by a baker with mad skills, there are actually machines that will ice a cake to perfection. These videos show the machines in action, but be warned. They are mesmerizing and they will make you hellbent on having a slice of cake sometime today.

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The Garden State Cake Show’s theme last year was books through cakes. Basically, they challenged participants to depict their favorite books in cake form. Prima Cakes Plus chose The Wizard of Oz and made it a pop-up cake. The finished product is marvelous and wonderfully detailed. Here’s what the baker had to say about creating the panels:

Each panel was hand cut from fondant mixed with tylose powder. Then I airbrushed a base color layer on both sides of each panel. Details of the figures, trees and windows was then added to both sides with food color gel. After everything was dry I went back and added in the black outlines that are common in storybooks.

I’m amazed.

See all the details in pictures after the break.

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There are times when you should really just put your iPhone aside and ignore any phone calls or texts for awhile. No, I’m not talking about distracted driving, but distracted baking. Twitter user @azealiadelminaj decided to bake a cake, but somehow didn’t notice that she dropped her phone into the batter. Always keep track of your phone while baking. You know, there ought to be an app for that.

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Eating a piece of soft LEGO cake is a much less painful experience than stepping on real LEGO bricks. Cakes by Carol made the entire thing from chocolate sponge and buttercream cake topped with chocolate ganache. Everything you see is edible. I can’t believe she had the patience to create all those little dots!

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Redditor Njohns39 turned an evil mask into a lovely cake. Majora’s cake was inspired by Majora’s Mask from Legend of Zelda. Njohns39 said the cake is a dense and moist chocolate cake that’s similar to a brownie, and it has cream cheese frosting in between the cake layers. The whole thing is topped with vanilla fondant. Yum.

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Yes, this squee-inducing Star Wars cake is just about the cutest darn thing I’ve seen since Muppet Babies was on TV (I think I’m dating myself with that reference). The You’ve Been Cupcaked Bakery crafted this fine cake, and it’s just too fracking adorable: I especially love that Yoda is Chewie’s little doll, and that Han’s blaster shoots bubbles.

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