10 Of The Most Magical Harry Potter Cake Ideas

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These amazing Harry Potter cake ideas are magical and fun and perfect for your birthday celebration! From golden snitches to butterbeer cakes, any young wizard or witch would be thrilled to have these awesome cakes for their Harry Potter birthday party.

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Harry Potter cakes for a party

My kids are big fans of the Harry Potter series! They love all the Harry Potter books and movies and regularly visit the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. (If you’ve never ridden the Hogwarts Express between the parks, you don’t know what you’re missing)!

Of course, we’ve also had more than our fair share of Harry Potter themed celebrations too. I’ll admit, I was thrilled when my girls requested them. Coming up with all the Harry Potter party ideas was always so much fun! Just the Harry Potter recipes alone are enough to excite me and we’ve made everything from golden snitch peanut butter balls to acid pops. You can check out all of my butterbeer inspired recipes here.

(Planning your own celebration? Be sure to check out the party ideas and more at the end of this post.)

Harry Potter Cake Ideas

Of course, the most important part of any party is the cake (though you can’t go wrong with these Butterbeer Cupcakes or Hedwig Cupcakes either). We’ve found some of the best Harry Potter cake designs and now we just want to make them all!

Choose your favorite and serve it with some butterbeer ice cream on the side! Now, grab those cake pans and let’s get baking…

Butterbeer Poke Cake
Butterbeer Poke Cake with red napkin
This poke cake recipe is the perfect cake for Harry Potter fans. Moist, delicious and loaded with butterscotch flavor, this easy dessert is always a hit!
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Happy Birthday Cake (Hagrid Version)
Harry Potter Birthday Cake on round plate
This Hagrid Harry Potter cake, with chocolate cake, vibrant pink buttercream frosting and a bright green birthday message, is the perfect choice when you need a Harry Potter theme cake for your celebration!
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Harry Potter Drip Cake
Butterbeer Drip Cake 2
This beautiful drip cake is such a spellbinding dessert, it’s almost too pretty to eat. We wouldn’t let that stop us though!
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Harry Potter Layer Cake
Harry Potter Layer Cake
This Harry Potter themed cake makes a fun birthday or celebration cake for any Harry Potter fan! Though the layers of this cake represent Gryffindor, you can change the colors to make this cake represent any of the houses, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or even Slytherin! If you’re not sure which one to make, just ask the sorting hat!
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Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cake
Golden snitch cake with black background
Usually the golden snitches are trying to get away but you’ve got this one right where you want it. The easy step-by-step video tutorial shows you how to use fondant to create this fun novelty cake in the form of a golden snitch.
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Butterscotch Cake
Butterscotch Cake
These scrumptious cakes get better and better! This droolworthy cake is made with tender moist brown butter cake layers, silky smooth butterscotch buttercream, and a homemade sauce that looks absolutely delicious dripping down the side of the cake!
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Monster Book of Monsters Cake
Monster cake with a piece cut out
Hagrid’s monster book of monsters cake is a delicious buttercream cake decorated to look like Harry Potter’s famous school book. Don’t worry though…you’ll be the one doing the biting!
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Harry Potter Cake For Birthday Parties
Cake that looks like Harry Potter
Why not make a delicious Harry Potter cake with Harry front and center? With the top of the cake adorned with Harry’s face, it’s fun and relatively easy to make and perfect for your next Harry Potter movie night or party.
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At first glance this may look like a unicorn but Harry’s glasses are a dead giveaway that this is a Harry Potter themed birthday cake. It’s even more magical when you cut it open to find that the layers of cake inside are alternating colors of red and yellow, though you can easily substitute the colors of your favorite Hogwarts house instead.
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Deathly Hallows Cake
Harry Potter tiered cake with wands and always symbol
I loved the magical theme of this cake that I found on Pinterest so I made this fun recreation for my daughter's birthday. She was thrilled with how it turned out and if the birthday girl is happy, everyone's happy!
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Birthday Cake Toppers

Don’t have time to bake a Harry Potter cake from scratch? If you’re looking for something that’s a little less work, just make a simple cake, or buy one from the grocery store. Then you can easily dress it up with one of these Harry Potter cake toppers:

  • Cake Topper Set – This seven piece set comes complete a sorting hat, quidditch broom, glasses and more.
  • Character Toppers – Top your cake with Harry, Ron and Hermione. The best part is that your child can play with them long after the party’s over.
  • Edible Cake Topper – Lay this over the top of your cake for a super simple, yet delicious cake decoration.
  • Harry Potter Candles – Don’t forget to add the candles. With a Hogwarts crest, lightening bolt, deathly hallows symbol and more, these candles are a simple yet easy way to decorate.

Harry Potter Party Decor And More

These will come in handy for a kid’s birthday celebration too!

Harry Potter Birthday Cake on round plate
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Magical Harry Potter Cake Ideas

These Harry Potter cake ideas are magical and fun and perfect for your birthday celebration! From golden snitches to butterbeer cakes, any young wizard or witch would be thrilled to have these awesome cakes for their Harry Potter birthday party.


  • Butterbeer Cake (Harry Potter Cake)
  • Harry Potter Layer Cake
  • Harry Potter Snitch Cake Tutorial
  • Butterscotch Cake with Butterscotch Drip
  • Monster Book of Monsters Cake
  • Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake
  • Harry Potter Butterbeer Poke Cake
  • Harry Potter Cake for Birthday Parties
  • Harry Potter Unicorn Cake
  • How To Make a Magical Harry Potter Cake


  • Choose a magical Harry Potter cake recipe.
  • Gather up the ingredients.
  • Make a delicious Harry Potter-themed cake.
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