Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hagrid's Birthday Cake for Harry Potter

If you have a child who is in love with Harry Potter right now, this is a fun way to create that they can do themselves.  There really is NO way to mess up Hagrid's Birthday Cake for Harry...unless you don't make one.  Rebecca wanted to make a cake to celebrate Harry's birthday on July 31st, and I told her she could as long as she did it herself.  (This post contains affiliate links.  When you make a purchase through one of the links, a small percentage of your purchase goes to support by blog.)

At the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry receives his first ever birthday cake from Hagrid.  As with many things Hagrid does, the cake is not elegant, but it is done with lots of heart.

We're told that it's pink with green frosting and that it got slightly squashed in Hagrid's coat during the journey.  It's also a bit mispelled, "HAPPEE BIRTHDAE HARRY."  All of these features make it the perfect project for a new cake artist to attempt on their own.

Frosting not smooth or perfect?  No problem.  Mispellings or uneven lettering?  No problem.  It's just all in keeping with the spirit of the cake.

We have "real" cake decorating supplies, but the ziploc baggie method is my favorite because there's almost no clean-up.

To stay authentic to the books, you'll want to be sure the cake inside is chocolate.

Rebecca got a bit discouraged that the frosting wasn't smoother, but we reassured her that Hagrid would have done the same, and by the end she was really proud of herself.  And the whole family enjoyed eating it...including our less-Harry-Potter-loving family members.

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