Harry Potter Cupcakes

Harry Potter Cupcakes

Photo courtesy of and with permission from kidscooking.guide@about.com

If you can make 2 circles, a half a circle, dots, a couple of straight lines, and one zigzag line with store bought frosting in a tube, you’ve got Harry Potter on your cupcakes. Chocolate sprinkles for his hair. That’s all there is to it!

Here are the full instructions from the kids cooking section at about.com.

This is an artist’s trick that us mom’s who aren’t artistsĀ  can use when we want something special on our birthday cakes and/or cupcakes. A few simple shapes and colors can convey the impression of a familiar object. In the case of our young wizard, it’s the glasses and the lightening bolt scar that do the trick.

When you stick to simple shapes that suggest as much as define your image, it all becomes very easy to do.

Remember- your audience here is kids. They just want to have fun and be entertained. They’re not at your party to critique your cake decorating skills. And neither do they require an expensive, professionally done cake. It’s all a matter of K.I.S.S. – my favorite acronym.

So if you’re having a Harry Potter party this year, be sure to include these cute cupcakes in your menu.

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