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Coolest Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake 5

by Alice
(Centerville, UT)

Homemade Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake

Homemade Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake

Homemade Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake
Homemade Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake
Homemade Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake

My son wanted a Harry Potter cake for his birthday, and I thought a Homemade Harry Potter Cauldron Birthday Cake would be fun. Originally the cauldron was going to be top-half only, since I didn't think cake would support itself for a full cauldron. When I was thinking about what to use to make the lip of the cauldron, I though of rice krispie treats, since they're moldable, and decided that I could make some in the same bowl I baked the cake in to make the bottom half of the cake.

First I baked one chocolate cake mix in a Pam-sprayed medium sized metal bowl. It took close to 70 minutes to cook all the way through, after 45 minutes, I checked it with a toothpick every 10 minutes.

Next I made the rice krispie treats (3 tbsp butter melted, add 4 C mini marshmallows, then 6 C rice krispies). I pushed most of the rice krispie treat into the same bowl (the cake was now cooling on a wire rack), and kept out a little and using a plastic bag over my hand to prevent sticking, I molded a ring that would fit on top of the cake.

When the cake was cool, and the rice krispie treat was hard, I put the treat on a tinfoil covered piece of cardboard, and then put that on a cake stand that turns to make it easier to frost. I put a little frosting to hold it in place, then more frosting (2 C powdered sugar, 1.5 C shortening, and 1/2 C milk, and 1.5 tsp vanilla (I didn't use clear vanilla because I was going to tint the frosting anyway). Next I cut the cake so it had a flat side to put against the rice krispie treat (putting frosting between them to hold them together). Then I put the rice krispie treat ring on top, and frosted the whole thing. I used black Wilton coloring, and added a little green, and also some cocoa powder to get it as dark as I could. I made a little purple and green frosting to swirl inside the cauldron as the potion.

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