Coolest Snape Birthday Cake

It was my husband’s birthday last week, but he had to work all weekend, so we postponed the celebration. I wanted to make it special, since he had such a miserable birthday. He loves Harry Potter, and especially Snape, so I decided to make a Snape birthday cake.

The cake itself was two layers of devil’s food cake, cut into four layers. I spread chocolate ganache (chocolate whipped cream recipe from The Cake Bible) in between the layers, and then frosted the whole cake with basic white buttercream.

I found the picture of Snape on the internet, printed it out and cut it out. I traced the shape onto the top of the cake with a toothpick. I found the font (Parseltongue) on mugglenet.com, and printed out the message for a reference. I copied the message roughly with a toothpick as a guide.

Using black buttercream and a pastry bag, I outlined and filled in the picture of Snape, and wrote out the message. Copying the font took me the longest time. I used a leaf tip to pipe a border around the top edge which could either be leaves or green snake tongues, using dark green buttercream (Slytherin color!). I also used a round tip to make squiggly snakes around the sides of the cake, adding black eyes and red tongues.

Needless to say, my husband got a big kick out of Snape’s snide appearance!

6 thoughts on “Coolest Snape Birthday Cake”

  1. Wow this is a really great idea and so easy. I’d love to make this for a friend, i know he would love it.
    Great cake, i hope u and ur husband enjoyed it

  2. What a beautiful, creative cake! I’m a Snape addict so I love it! You’re so creative. I’m sure your hubby was more than pleased.

  3. My birthday is next week. Man, I wish someone would make me a SNAPE CAKE. This is too cool. Wonderful job.

  4. This is an amazing idea. i love it. of course, i may be a little biased since I’m a snape addict as well, but very nice job. :)

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