[Courtesy Sara Bakes Cakes]
It seems to be a thing to make Harry Potter cupcakes right now, just in time for the release of the last movie in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.” Here’s three Harry-Potter-themed cupcakes that caught my eye:
Cauldron Cakes from The Pastry Affair. They are devil’s food cupcakes with marshmallow filling and a chocolate glaze. The recipe even goes over how to make the handle.
Butterbeer Cupcakes by Sweet Tooth. In searching around for my post on real buttered beer, I came upon these cupcakes. Inspired by butterbeer in the Harry Potter books, it’s a butter/vanilla cake with a butterscotch ganache filling that has been topped with buttercream frosting and drizzled with more butterscotch ganache. That would give you a sugar buzz, all right.
Finally, Wizard Hat Cupcakes from Gordon Gossip. If the above two recipes are too complicated, here’s a simpler Harry Potter cupcake. Make your normal cupcakes–in this case chocolate–and ice them. Then turn some sugar cones upside down on top for the wizard hats. Add some candy sprinkles, pipe a lightning bolt onto the cones, and you’re done.