Why not make a Harry Potter cake this year? You can make a cake to fit any theme and to suit any budget. Harry Potter theme layers cake with soft velvety vanilla buttercream frosting! A fun party or birthday cake for any Harry Potter lover!
I have been a Harry Potter crazy since the beginning. Never read a book by itself the first night it was released or in one shot. But didn't read them all at once. Instead I found my own pace with the books. Some days I could finish one, read one then go on reading another. Other days I had to start reading the next one at the beginning of the book.
As I'm sure you are aware, there is already a huge Harry Potter cake that has already been created. There is still one left, but I don't think it's going to be as big. I'm afraid I may try and get one made from fondant and white icing instead. It would look much better than the buttercream cupcakes I've seen. So I thought I'd share the information with you!
In the recipe you should use a basic Harry Potter cake mix. You can use whatever mix you like, but I would suggest the “cake mix” version. This way if you want to change the ingredients a bit you can do so easily and it won't break too easily in the oven.
First up is the most important ingredient, the white frosting. I'm going to be honest, most people will use just any white frosting. But if you like the Harry Potter books, then I recommend the Butterbeer White or Mintsicle. These two recipes will give your cakes a very rich look. And they're very easy to make too.
For the filling you can either go for something girly like chocolate ganache or something darker like caramel. But whatever you do make sure to leave out the chocolate chips. Or the chocolate milk chocolate! These are a definite no!
If you want to put the Harry Potter theme in your cake, then I suggest that you use your favorite photograph. Then choose your own icing and frosting for the cake. I recommend either buttercream or fondant.
Once you've finished, you can decorate the cake. You can start with the design on the top of the cake. You can either use frosting or a border of some kind. Just don't put anything edible into the middle. Then decorate your decorations with edible jewels, chocolate pearls and sprinkles.
With your Harry Potter cake ready to be eaten, the next step is to give it away to your friends and family. Let the kids put it under the Christmas tree and hopefully they'll get all giddy about it too!