Team Harry, 31 points
The second Triwizard Task for 2018-2019 was a combination cake decorating and cocktail mixing event. Cakes were judged for aestheticism and creativity, while cocktails were judged on taste and presentation. But alas, there could only be one winner. Tied in second place were Team Harry and Fleur, with 31 points each. First place went to Team Cedric with 39 points.
Team Harry, 31 points
Team Harry's cake was envisioned as the birthday cake Hagrid would give Harry for his 31st birthday--coming up this July. Their cocktail and mocktail were very pretty and sparkly, and the mocktail had a creative twist-- goblet-of-fire inspired scrolls with the names of the judges. However, points were lost for a less-than-pleasant tasting mocktail.
Team Fleur, 31 points
Team Fleur made some very controversial decisions. Their cake was decorated as the cake to be presented at Fleur's 100th deathday party, which of course poor Fleur and all her guests would be unable to taste; they would have to content themselves with passing through it. Accompanying the cake were four cupcakes, each containing a clue as to how Fleur was killed. The President was rather turned off by the morbid and gruesome presentation, while the editor appreciated the dark humour and just how realistic the berry-blood looked, and points were given accordingly. Their cocktail was deemed acceptable by the President, but their mocktail was nearly disqualified, as it was uncertain if literal icing in a cup really counted as a liquid. However, the editor greatly appreciated the pure joy of eating literal sugar and so the mocktail was judged quite highly indeed.
Team Cedric, 39 points
The winner of the night was Team Cedric, coming in at 39 points. Team Cedric had a very ambitious cake--a model of the Hogwarts Lake, complete with a very detailed cake sculpture of the giant squid. The cocktail and mocktail were both nicely presented, and both were deemed delicious. The editor downed the mocktail because it was really really good.
The case of the black icing
While most of the night was spent joyously, there was a moment where HPSoc member turned against HPSoc member. It was discovered by a member of Team Harry that Team Cedric had black icing--which Team Harry had been desperate for for quite some time. The matter was later cleared up as a misunderstanding, but not before some excellent reaction shots were captured:
For more pictures of the event, including some group photos, see below! We hope everyone had fun at the event!
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