More Harry Potter Cupcakes (Including Golden Snitch Cupcakes)

For these Harry Potter cupcakes, I used the same template that I used a couple years ago, seen here. They were such a success last time, I figured I should make them again. Seriously, how cute are these cupcakes?

For the lightening bolts, I mixed some yellow and gold sanding sugar together and sprinkled it on top of white candy melts. I realized that actually a yellow lightening bolt doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in the context of Harry Potter. His lightening bolt is a scar, so it’s clearly not yellow… oh well!

The glasses are made of chocolate candy melts piped on top of a stencil covered with wax paper. They were a bit fragile when removed from the wax paper.

The HP logo was created by downloading a Harry Potter font to make a template. I made the HP the appropriate size, then made the mirror image of them. So when I was making them on the waxed paper, they were backwards. Then I put the yellow candy circle over the letters and when they set up, the HP was readable.

For the golden snitch cupcakes, I just frosted the chocolate cupcake and plopped one of the leftover golden snitches from the golden snitch cake pops I made the other day.

I am taking these cupcakes to a friend’s house tomorrow night. The group of eight of us that are going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II are meeting up to watch Part I prior to heading out to the movie theatre. I might even whip up some butterbeer for everyone to enjoy!

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No real recipe here. Just bake up your favorite cupcakes and frost with your favorite frosting.

Then make candy decorations with some candy melts. I like to tape my template to the counter, then tape a piece of wax paper on top of that. Then I use a piping bag to create my decorations. For the HP logo, I used a toothpick to get the chocolate into the details of the letters.

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7 Responses to “My Favorite Brownies”

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    Michelle — June 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This is my go-to brownie recipe also. I made them for Christmas this year and people said they were the best brownies they’d ever had. They really are as good as advertised!

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    Alicia — June 9, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Yum ! Love the pictures. This recipe reminds me of our trip to vermont last fall.

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    ~Bee — June 10, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I’m always more likely to opt for a tangy, fruity dessert over a chocolatey one, but I love brownies as a midday snack 🙂 These look sooo good!

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    Sophia — February 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    What kind of cocoa powder?

    • beantownbaker — March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Any kind will work. I like to use Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger

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    Helena — December 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    My absolute favourite brownie recipe – easy to make, absolutely delicious and always go down a storm.
    I like to freeze mine in smaller batches for weekend treats 🙂

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      I do the same thing! I always double the recipe and throw the extras in the freezer. Nothing beats a tiny bite of frozen brownie goodness!

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