Making a Harry Potter cake? for your kid’s Harry Potter birthday party? These dazzling Harry Potter cake ideas will enchant your guests.




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Learn how to make a Harry Potter birthday cake with homemade recipes and instructional tutorials to make these easy Harry Potter cake decorations for girls and boys in their favorite House colors, characters, and other wizarding favorites from the book series and movies.

Birthday Cake from Hagrid

Here’s the famous Hagrid Harry Potter cake that’s pink with green frosting. A pretty simple one bowl recipe. (via Diamonds for Dessert)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate cake with vanilla and chocolate frosting
  • Skill level: Beginner

Easy Cake Decoration

Here’s a kawaii cake decoration idea for a single layer round cake. Lots of pictures for a visual tutorial. (via Coco Cakeland)

Cake Pops

We’ve got two versions of Harry Potter themed food for you to choose from.

First up is the golden snitch. This tutorial shows you how to paint on intricate details that make it look like the real thing. (via Pint Sized Baker)

Next, we have the sorting hat, with a surprise colored inside of the different house colors.
(via Miss Trendy Treats)

Or if you prefer written instructions to the idea above, try Tastemade’s recipe.

Hogwarts Houses

Cake Idea Per House

Here are some dramatic looking cakes for each of the houses, Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. (via Cat Food Cakes)

No Fondant Cake

Or how about an icing style that doesn’t require fondant? (via @the_mad_baker.mi)

Layer Cake

There’s also this layer cake with fun colors on the inside. (via Baked by Rachel)

  • Recipe type: Sour cream cake with vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Time to make: 10 min prep, 30 min make
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Checkered Layer Cake

Or this more intricate design in all the different house colors, which is easier to do than it looks. (via Bakingdom)

  • Recipe type: Spice cake with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves with cream cheese frosting
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Single Layer Round Ribbon

How about this ribboned cake design. I’m totally for the flavor of this cake. (via Holly in the PNW)

  • Recipe type: Red velvet with buttercream frosting
  • Time to make:1 hour 35 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate


Of course, I have to pay homage to this famous, sweet flavor. (via Liv for Cake)

  • Recipe type: Cream soda, butterscotch, marshmallow
  • Time to make: 2 hours prep, 40 minutes make
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Cheesecake Bites

Here are some bite-size treats you can serve like Harry Potter cupcakes, reminiscent of pumpkin beer if that’s more your thing. (via They Call Me T)

Harry, Ron, Hermione on Top of Castle

Can’t forget about the famous trio. Here, they’re set atop Hogwarts. (via Between the Pages Blog)


And for our favorite house elf peeping from a stack of books. (via Cake Central)

Luna Lovegood

Here’s a cake that’s fun inside and out. Raspberry jam filling matches perfectly with the funky glasses. (via Cakey Goodness)

Harry’s Owl Hedwig

This one is dedicated to Harry’s feathery friend. (via


Or make this cake to pay respects to this magical beast. (via Little Cherry Cake)

Monster Book Cake

This cake would be great for Halloween. (via Cupcakegirl)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Marauders Map

If you’re a fan of edible images on sheet cake, this idea may be for you. (via Artistic Cakes)


Love that the spectators are made of chocolate M&Ms.
(via Pin Image)

Deathly Hallows

An elegant three-tier wedding cake. (via Cake Central)

Fancy Cake

Here’s a real showstopper. This four-layer cake pays tribute to the Sorting Hat at the top, followed by floating candles of the Great Hall, then the stone blocks of Hogwarts, and platform 9 3/4. (via Between the Pages Blog)

Harry Potter Cake Toppers

Here are some ideas to top off your Harry Potter birthday cake creation.


If you’re looking to make a Harry Potter cake topper from fondant, this tutorial will show you how to make the star wizard. (via Just Cake It)


Try this ready-made set of cake toppers, or you can also check out our Harry Potter party decorations for free printable ones too.

Figurines and Toys

If you’re not into 3d toppers, then these funko pop figures would be another super easy way to decorate your Harry Potter cake.

Whether you’re looking for an easy Harry Potter cake ideas or more advanced Harry Potter cake decorations, these Harry Potter birthday cakes will awe all wizard boy and girl kids, teens, and adults.