Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake

As you know today is Harry Potter’s Birthday! And if you don’t know, then we’re here to tell you it is- and it’s time to celebrate! If you haven’t caught on, we’re pretty obsessed with Harry Potter-have been since we were kids. We’ve made so many Harry Potter themed desserts on here: Butterbeer cupcakes, butterbeer blondies, homemade butterbeer. If you didn’t already notice, all of them are butterbeer flavored! (its because its the best Harry Potter themed food we’ve eaten!) This year, we thought we should make Harry a cake! So, we made the iconic Harry Potter Birthday Cake!

You know, the one that Hagrid brings Harry for his 11th birthday, right before he gives Dudley a pig’s tail?

We were originally going to make this cake exactly like the one from the book, except when we looked it up we found that all it says about the harry potter birthday cake was that it was chocolate, so we decided this year, we would make a cake similar to the one Hagrid gave Harry in the movie! We thought it was more endearing with the missed spelled words and mis matching colors, so off we went! And honestly, this cake is so easy, even a muggle could make it!

After we’d already eaten way too many chocolate frogs and fizzing whizbees, we thought we’d give ourselves a break from eating all that chocolate and wen’t for a yellow cake instead of a chocolate one. But that’s the great part about this cake: it’s all about the outside, so you can put whatever flavor you want in the middle!

For this recipe you’ll need:

2, 8-inch cakes (whatever flavor you want, we used yellow!)

1.5X buttercream recipe

Pink food coloring

Green Food coloring

How to Make Harry’s Birthday Cake:

  1. Separate out about a 1/4 cup of buttercream, coloring it a light green, cover it and set it aside to use later. Color the remaining frosting pink (about the color of bubble gum!)
  2. Stack your cake, putting a thin layer (about an 1/8 in) of frosting between each layer. Crumb Caot and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Once its done chilling, final coat the cake with the remaining pink frosting. the best part about this is Hagrid made it, so it doesn’t need to look perfect! 😉
  4. Fill a piping bag, fitted with a medium sized round piping tip, write on the top of the cake “HAPPEE BIRTHDAE HARRY. Again, it doesnt have to be perfect!


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