Sunday, July 31, 2016

Harry Potter's Birthday Cake

Hello everyone! Today is a pretty important day in geek history. It's Harry Potter's birthday and also the birthday of J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter is my favorite book series and I'm so excited for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
So today I thought it would be fun to do a cake based off of the one Hagrid gives Harry in the first book. The great thing is this cake is homemade by Hagrid so if this is your first time frosting a cake it's ok for it to be messy.

What You Will Need
2 Boxes of Cake Mix
6 Eggs
1 Cup of Milk
4 Sticks of Butter
2 Tubs of Icing
Rose Gel Food Coloring
Green Icing
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
2 9 inch round cooking pans

Step One
Preheat your oven to 350F. Melt your butter in the microwave. Mix together your cake mix, eggs, milk, and butter. Spray your pans and pour your mix into the pans. Bake your came until you can put a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

Step Two
While you cakes are baking you'll want to get your frosting ready. Put each tub into a bowl. Put some gel on a toothpick and swipe it in the frosting. Stir until the gel and frosting are combined. Repeat for the other bowl.

Step Three
Give your cake plenty of time to cool. I stuck mine in the freezer for about an hour. Once your cakes are cool take your cake leveler or serated knife and cut off the top so the top and bottom of your cake match. Repeat for the other cake.

Step Four
Now take your frosting and put some in the top part of the cake and spread it evenly. Take the other cake and put it on the cake you just frosted.

Step Five
Frost your entire cake. Don't worry to much about this layer of frosting. This is called a crumb coat and you put it on your cake so the crumbs won't mix with the frosting and make it look bad. Stick it in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Step Six
Take your second bowl of frosting and frost the cake again. This layer should cover your crumb coat so you should only see pink.

Step Seven
Take a toothpick and carve out the letters in the icing. This will give you an idea of where to put your green icing later. If you mess up the frosting can just be smoothed back over.

Step Eight 
Use the green frosting to add the words to the cake. If you find your frosting getting to runny stick it back in the fridge.

What is your favorite Harry Potter book? Let me know in the comments.

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