“Anyway — Harry,
Harry Potter Birthday Cake
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or you’re just feeling geeky, there are many reasons you might want to whip up the iconic cake given to Harry Potter by Rubeus Hagrid, on his eleventh birthday. According to the book, the birthday cake was
Step 1: Go Shopping!
The first thing you’ll want to do is hop down to the store and pick up some ingredients.
Basics: Now obviously you’re going to need the basics, like round cake pans, a cooling rack, spatula, measuring cups
Chocolate Cake: I’m not a huge baker, so I use devil’s food cake mix. You can pick up whatever kind of chocolate cake mix you’d like. When you pick up your cake mix, look on the back and make sure you have what you need to make the cake (often you’ll need eggs and oil). If you’re feeling ambitious you can make it from scratch. A really great chocolate cake recipe can be found here.
Icing: If you want to go “book loyal” pick up two jars of chocolate frosting and one jar of white. You’ll also want to get some green food coloring. Walmart and Target both have gel food coloring which is a very pigmented dye that you can mix with the white to get that bright green look. If you’d prefer, you also order
Step 2: Bake The Cake
Following the directions on your mix or recipe, make the chocolate cake. When it’s done you’ll want to let it cool to room temperature on your cooling racks.
While the cake is cooling mix your frosting colors if needed.
When the cake is ready to go, you’ll want to frost the cake and pipe on the words.
Want to know how to frost a cake? Here are some instructions.
Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. Hagrid did say he sat on it a bit!