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Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake

by Erin
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)


My daughter loves the Harry Potter series and so she wanted a Harry Potter themed cake for her 6th birthday. I wondered if attempting the characters in icing was a bit daunting, so for the actual "Harry" and friends, we ordered a photo icing topper to save a bit of time, as we have a new baby at our house this year. Vanilla buttercream stars and gold dragees border the topper. We used purple and black edible glitter. We made all the stars and Golden Snitches together out of store bought fondant and dusted them with Gold Pearl dust. For the Snitches' "wings" we used a leaf icing tip and let them dry before adhering to the cake as decorations with dabs of buttercream icing. For the cake, we used a vanilla mix, but made buttercream icing from scratch. The flavour was Very vanilla cake and very vanilla icing by request. Though at six years old, most of the kids didn't really know much about who Harry Potter was, the cake was a hit!

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Coolest Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design 11

by Jeannie N.
(Mt.Lookout, WV)

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

My niece is a HUGE Harry Potter fan so for her 21st birthday I decided to make her favorite book. The Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design is made from a chocolate fudge 1/4 sheet. I rolled out fondant colored with yellow coloring and a little brown to give it an aged appearance, measured the sides and cut the fondant to fit. I used a ruler and just pressed down to makes pages once applied.

I took my paint brush and dipped in brown gel coloring and water to antique it a little. I then prepared brown fondant to cover the back side and top of the cake and used gold luster dust to add dimension to it.

All the character pieces are made out of fondant and Harry Potter is rice crispie treat covered n fondant.

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Coolest Forbidden Forest Harry Potter Cake 6

by Fran D.
(Eaton,OH)

Homemade Forbidden Forest Harry Potter Cake

Homemade Forbidden Forest Harry Potter Cake

My son's favorite movie is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. His favorite scenes in the movie has the flying car in them. So, I decided the easiest cake idea is to bake a chocolate sheet cake. I made chocolate buttercream icing to create the darkness of the forest. I added trees made from brown pipe cleaners.

For each tree, you can take four long pipe cleaners, twist them together, bend them in half, then twist again to hold the tree shape. The eight ends are pulled different directions to look like branches.

I used many Halloween spider rings hanging from the trees and scattered everywhere. There are candy maple nuts used as rocks. And the car I found that looks similar to their flying car.

His Forbidden Forest Harry Potter Cake was a huge success.

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Coolest Harry Potter Cake 16

by Carla C.
(Rainelle, WV)

Homemade Harry Potter Cake

Homemade Harry Potter Cake

This Harry Potter Cake was for a young lady, Jordan's birthday. I simply used two 9x13 cake pans. After layers the two cakes, I cut off about three inches off the length of the cake. I iced the sides which were the "pages" with white icing and used a fork to strike the lines for the pages. The leather book was colored with Wilton brown and then I mixed in a little black with a spoon. I was trying to get a leather look. I free handed the emblems on the book cover on fondant. I think it turned out pretty well.

Jordan was happy!

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Book Cake
by: Cali

I really like this cake. Not a fan of fondant, so I like the use of smooth icing. Good Job!

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Coolest Harry Potter Birthday Cake 7

by Shelley
(United Kingdom)

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake

This Harry Potter Birthday Cake is my second birthday cake I have now made. My first was the Red Lego Block.

The encyclopedia was 2 chocolate cakes stacked. The book, scarf and glasses took one day. I baked and iced all on the Friday (delivery Saturday). The Owl I did 3 days in advance.

Loved this cake and I have had great reviews and orders since.

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Coolest Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake 6

by Jaimie
(FL)

Homemade Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake

Homemade Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake

We wanted to make a cake to celebrate the new HP movie coming out and decided to actually make the book Harry uses in Potions. This Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake was the first time I ever used fondant in a cake. I used it for the binding, pages, and so I could paint and write the titles.

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