The Golden Snitch is a significant item in the Harry Potter story line, so it didn’t surprise me when my son picked it for his birthday cake… posing some initial problems since he wanted it 3D. I thought of making cake pops with modeling chocolate (one of my favorite things to use when decorating cakes) wings or cupcakes even. The reasoning behind his choice for it? Fun Fact: Well for Harry Potters 17th birthday Mrs. Wheasley mad him a golden snitch cake.
I baked up two 1/2 ball cakes in the Wilton Soccer Ball cake pan. I then like to freeze my cakes so I can ice them easier later.
I dirty iced the cake and added the filling to put it together into a ball. The coldness of the cake helps the dirty icing get hard and cool making it easier for the outer layer to go on smoothly.
I inserted the wings… using scrapbooking wire and velum to make them. I took a photo of the wings and printed each wing large enough to cover two pages of velum. After printing them I cut them out and adhered them with Helmar V2 Velum Spray to make one long wing. I did this for the other side as well. Poking holes along the tops of he wings allowed me to weave the wire through the velum to support it.
I inserted two straws into the cake for the wire to go into (like a casing), to keep the non food grade wire from touching the cake. I then finished off the holes with some more butter cream.
After smoothing out the icing and pipping the details and shadowing (the shadows is a black gel from Wilton applied with a paint brush).
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Please see the list here for more Harry Potter Ideas…
Party Decor and More:
Invitations and Printables:
Owl Post – Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Invitations mailed Owl Post
Publications – DAILY PROPHET and the QUIBBER props