Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Harry Potter Cupcakes

The Hedwig cake was for our family party. But I also had a friend party a few days later. I wanted simple cupcakes for that.I just swirled butter cream on top of fun-fetti cupcakes. I sprinkled them with yellow cake sparkles. Then with yellow candy melts and melted those and drew out lightning bolts. Then while they were still wet, I sprinkled gold Wilton shimmer dust on to get them to sparkle. Once they were dried I put them on the cupcakes. Very simple and easy!

A Harry Potter Hedwig Birthday Cake

My oldest son wanted a Harry Potter cake. We decided to do Hedwig, Harry's pet owl. After a lot of internet searches we came up with this:

I used three different cake pans. The base of the cake is an 8 inch round cake. Then the body was baked in my Pampered Chef batter bowl - which is comparable to the Wilton Wonder Mold pan (the one to make barbie cakes). Then the head was baked in an oval pan I got from the 2 Wilton class, in my class kit. I just used a knife to make it kind of bean shaped. I stacked the cakes together, with frosting in the middle and put a dowel down the center. Then I crumb coated it with butter cream. I then used almonds for the face and belly. Cashews for the beak and claws. Peach o's where the eyes with recees pieces in the middle. The ears were white chocolate fudge oreos, cut in half. For the rest of the feathers, I used the Wilton leaf tip (which I do not use to actually make leafs) and piped long feathers layered around the body. End result: a very happy 6 year old!