I am not a professional cake decorator. In fact, I have never even taken a cake decorating course. But, I always try to make special cakes for my boys' birthdays. This year I made two Harry Potter cakes for my oldest son. They were simple to make and turned out totally cute!
The first cake was a simple "Quidditch Cake".
To make each goal post, I wrapped electrical tape around pipe cleaners and twisted them into a circle. Then, I stuck the end into a paper straw.
And to make the golden snitch, I added wax paper wings.
I finished it off by adding some "every flavour beans" along the bottom of the cake. I think it adds a nice touch of color, don't you?
The second cake was a simple "Crest Cake".
I started with a basic rectangular sheet cake, and I carved it into the shape of a crest. I did a crumb coat, and then covered the cake with yellow icing. I piped on some red trim, and then I added some fun "Harry Potter" items -- a fruit roll-up scar, a foil wrapped golden snitch, some every flavour beans, and a chocolate frog. Simple and fun!
Which Harry Potter cake is your favorite?
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)