25+ Amazing Harry Potter Cake Ideas

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Looking for some fun Harry Potter cake ideas? You’re in the right place. Here you’ll find 25 of our favorites, perfect for any Potter fan!

If you’re looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for your next Harry Potter party, why not try your hand at making a magical butterbeer cake?

Or for something a little simpler (but no less delicious), try one of the easy recipes that use creative supplies to recreate iconic elements from the Harry Potter books and movies.

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The Best Harry Potter Cake Ideas

Conjure up some magic in the kitchen and whip up one of these amazing Harry Potter cake ideas for your next party!

Kawaii Harry Potter Cake

This design officially takes the cake as the cutest Harry Potter cake we’ve seen! Get the step-by-step directions, plus tons of great pictures from the super talented Coco Cake Land!

Design from Coco Cake Land.

Butterbeer Harry Potter Cake

The spellbinding masterpiece is made of butterbeer cake, marshmallow frosting and is literally dripping with butterscotch goodness!

Recipe from Liv For Cake.

Forbidden Forest Chocolate Butterbeer Cake

This amazing cake starts out with a rich chocolate cake. It gets even better with chocolate butterbeer buttercream. Then you add a generous drizzle of butterbeer sauce. And finally, a marshmallow spider web!

Recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Harry Potter Inspired Book Cake Tutorial

This amazing cake captures the vibe of Harry Potter in every way! While you’ll need plenty of time, practice and tools to recreate this cake at home, the recipe provides very detailed instructions and photos to help you every step of the way.

Recipe from Savvy In The Kitchen.

Harry Potter Unicorn Cake

The best of two magical worlds collide in this super-cute Harry Potter unicorn cake that is perfect for a kid’s birthday party!

Recipe from Well If She Can Do It.

Easy Chocolate Harry Potter Birthday Cake

This cute cake with chocolate frosting is like a scene right from Harry Potter. With a little creativity and a whole lot of fun, you could definitely make this cake at home with the help of your kids!

Idea from Homemade Mama.

Harry Potter Sheet Cake

If you’re looking for a sheet cake for your Harry Potter party, this simple and striking design might be the way to go. You could order it from a local bakery or even make it yourself at home with a boxed cake mix and colored buttercream and fondant.

Image from Trefzgers Bakery.

Harry Potter Scarf Cake

Fair warning, the instructions for this recipe are in French. If you’re not fluent in French (I’m definitely not!), there are really great pictures and templates so you can follow along!

Recipe from Hugo L’escargot.

Harry Potter-Inspired Butterbeer Cake

I’m just gonna list off a few delicious reasons you’ll want to make this cake: butterbeer-flavored cake, brown butter vanilla buttercream, salted butterscotch ganache and the fondant Golden Snitches!

Recipe from Bijoux & Bits.

Vegan Harry Potter Birthday Cake

Vegan witches and wizards alike will enjoy this cute Harry Potter cake. It’s an ultra-rich chocolate vegan cake layered with paleo vegan caramel and covered in vegan buttercream.

Recipe from The Banana Diaries.

Simple Harry Potter Layer Cake

This simple yet elegant cake has four vibrant layers featuring colors from the Harry Potter movies and books. The filling and outer frosting are delicious fluffy vanilla buttercream.

Recipe from Baked By Rachel.

Butterbeer Pound Cake

This butterbeer pound cake is sophisticated and classy, yet packed with Harry Potter spirit! Butterscotch and cream soda flavors abound in this sweet dense pound cake recipe.

Recipe from The Novice Chef.

Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes

These cute and clever cauldron cupcakes are so simple to make! You can find the black cauldrons on Amazon. You’ll also need chocolate cake, some frosting and hot fudge topping.

Recipe from Jonesing 2 Create.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cake Pops

These Golden Snitch cake pops will shine at your next Harry Potter party or movie night. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to make these cute and easy vanilla cake pops with white chocolate and candy melt coating…and of course, golden sprinkles.

Recipe from Tanya Staab.

Golden Snitch Cake Pop Tutorial

Here is another version of Golden Snitch cake pops. You’ll like this recipe because it uses sugar sheets (edible paper) to create the wings. Candy melts and pearl dust add the finishing touches.

Recipe from Pint Sized Baker.

Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cake Pops

Bite into these magical sorting hat cake pops for a colorful surprise! To make them at home, you’ll need a cake mix, candy melts, fondant, cake pop sticks and gold food-safe spray.

Recipe from The Keeper Of The Cheerios

Harry Potter Happy Birthday Cake

This birthday cake has two layers of red and yellow cake with a vanilla buttercream filling. The top of the cake is iced with a vibrant red velvet cream cheese icing. And the Harry Potter theme is completed with a pair of Harry’s round glasses made from fondant!

Recipe from Holly In The PNW.

Easy Harry Potter Cakes

East Coast Mommy isn’t a professional cake decorator, but she made not one, but THREE, super cute and easy Harry Potter cakes. Check out all three cake designs that you can make too!

Recipes from East Coast Mommy.

Harry Potter Cake Toppers

These adorable little cake toppers resemble several main characters from Harry Potter. These cake toppers will be the icing on the cake for any Harry Potter cake you choose to make.

Tutorial from Crumb Avenue.

Harry Potter Quidditch Cake

For this cute cake design, you can start with any cake you’d like. The birthday plaque and golden snitch are designed with modeling chocolate. And believe it or not, you can make the Quidditch rings with pipe cleaners and straws!

Ideas from Something Sweet To Eat.

Five-minute Harry Potter Cake Topper Design

If you’ve got 5 minutes, black and yellow candy melts and a plastic ziplock bag, you can create these super-simple toppers to add to any cake.

Idea from One Sweet Appetite.

Deceptively Easy Harry Potter Cake

This cake has an elaborate hand-painted scene from Harry Potter on the side. Sounds hard, right? Not with the super creative way this cake maker tackled the task. She provides step-by-step instructions and lots of photos to help you along the way.

Recipe from Icing Insight.

Easy Gluten-Free Butterbeer Cake

Eating gluten-free shouldn’t stop you from having an epic Harry Potter cake. This two-layer gluten-free butterbeer cake is a breeze to make. Butterscotch, vanilla and rum flavoring get the party started!

Recipe from Overstuffed Life.

25+ Harry Potter Cake Ideas

As you can see, there are so many fun Harry Potter cake ideas out there! From butterbeer to show-stopping spellbook cakes there’s something for every Potterhead. Delicious and easy-to-make, they’ll be sure to please even the most discerning wizard or witch.

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