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Harry Potter's Lawyers to Bake Shop: No Butterbeer or Acid Pops for You!

On the very day the not-so-young wizard debuted in his final onscreen performance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, lawyers for his studio, Warner Bros., have zapped a South Miami bake shop.

This morning, we reported about the Harry Potter-themed sweet treats at Sweetness Bake Shop & Café on Sunset Drive. But, we have just learned, the shop's owners -- who also steward the area's first dessert truck, Sugar Rush -- have received a cease-and-desist letter arguing the names of Harry's treats are proprietary.

What a bunch of muggles!


The shop's response: Cave in. Kind of. Owners renamed -- only slightly -- replicas of the weird foods served in the multiple-part Potter bonanza.

Among the changes:

  • Butterbeer is now buttered beer: cream soda cake and butterscotch filling

    topped with butterscotch buttercream.

  • Acid pop is now acidule pop: lemon cake with sour acidule filling and sour

    acidule frosting.

  • Pumpkin juice is now juiced pumpkin: spiced pumpkin cake topped with spiced

    cream-cheese frosting.

  • Strawberry peanut butter: peanut butter cake and strawberry filling topped

    with strawberry buttercream.


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