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Harry Potter Cupcakes (Fun ideas for 2024)

If you’re looking for some super delicious and AMAZING looking Harry Potter cupcakes, then you’ve come to the right place.

There are heaps of Harry Potter cupcake ideas that will surprise and delight. You’ll find heaps of cool cupcake decorations. These will be great for any Harry Potter party or birthday treat.

Harry Potter Cupcakes

There are some super easy Harry Potter cupcakes and also some cupcake designs that are advanced but spectacular! If you don’t have advanced skills, simply see if you can have your favorite baker near you make them for your next party.

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Harry Potter Cupcakes

You can make Harry Potter cupcakes in any color or design you like to match your party theme colors, or the birthday boy/girl’s favorite colors. Any of these delicious little treats could be made out of all different kinds of cupcakes – any flavor you like.

You may also want to make your Harry Potter cupcakes in a particular house color, or do a big mix up of colors like the fun bright cakes below. No matter what you decide, you can be guaranteed that these Harry Potter themed cupcakes will be a big winner for any Harry Potter fan’s birthday.

Firstly, let’s get to the easy Harry Potter cupcakes that anyone will be able to make. If you can bake a cupcake then you can make these. Kids will love to help you with these too.

Harry Potter Owl Cupcakes

If you were wondering how to make Harry Potter cupcakes but didn’t know where to start then read on.

Here are some Harry Potter owl cupcakes that are super easy to make. Firstly ice them with white buttercream icing – it doesn’t have to be neat. Then split an Oreo cookie to stick onto the icing for the owl’s eyes. I used M&M’s for the pupils and the orange beak.

Harry Potter Owl Cupcakes

Once I made the cupcakes above I googled a picture of Hedwig and decided that I could do better. There Hedwig cupcakes pictured below have a far greater likeness to the actual Hedwig. 

I made these with the same icing and Oreos and added a drop of a dark-colored food coloring to the centre of the eyes to be the pupils. 

Hedwig cupcakes

Mandrake Cupcakes

These Mandrake cupcakes are absolutely adorable. To make these cupcakes bake cupcake mix in small mini flower pots. These pots came from Marshalls.

The tiny doll’s heads are similar to the one’s found right here. All you need to do is to find some tiny fake plant leaves. Simply hot glue some leaves to the top of the doll head and push into the cupcake.

Just make sure that the kids know that these parts aren’t edible.

Golden Snitch Cupcakes

How cute are these Golden Snitch cupcakes! These are quite easy to make at home as well.

golden snitch cupcakes

To make these Harry Potter Snitch cupcakes simply ice your cupcakes with chocolate icing then add a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

You could make the wings by glueing a toothpick in the middle of a small piece of paper leaving an area on the end to stick into the chocolate. Then cut the paper into the shape of the wings below.

Harry Potter snitch cupcakes

Harry Potter Cupcake Ideas

How cute is this Harry Potter cupcake! All you need is white fondant and a special cookie cutter.

You can easily create these stunning cupcakes with this awesome cookie cutter set.

These cupcakes are a little more advanced to make. You could try your hand at making them yourself with a bit of time and patience.

If you want to have some Harry Potter toppers made for you…check out the huge range of  stunning Harry Potter fondant cupcake toppers right here.

Sorting Hat Cupcakes

How amazing do these sorting hat cupcakes look! They look like they are made with chocolate, but they are actually made with brown fondant and carefully shaped to look so great.

If you didn’t want to make them yourself, you can find some online right here.

Harry Potter House Cupcakes

A popular cupcake idea for Harry Potter fans is to make Harry Potter House cupcakes in the color of their favorite Hogwarts house.  Or make a selection of them all like the fun cupcakes below. Don’t forget the printable cake toppers.

A quick refresher on the colors if you need one.

Gryffindor colors are red and gold.
Hufflepuff colors are yellow and black.
Ravenclaw colors are blue and bronze.
Slytherin colors are green and silver.

Slytherin Cupcakes

These Slytherin cupcakes look amazing!

Ravenclaw Cupcakes

Here are some awesome Ravenclaw cupcakes for you to try.

Gryffindor Cupcakes

I love these Gryffindor cupcakes below. They are made with buttercream in the Gryffindor colors. These cupcakes might be easier to create for those people who are not experienced in using fondant.

These Gryffindor cupcakes look exceptional with the carefully crafted fondant toppers.

Hufflepuff Cupcakes

Love these Hufflepuff cupcakes made with fondant toppers as well.

Harry Potter Cupcakes Ideas

If you have seen all of these beautiful cupcakes and you are a little overwhelmed by what to do, or if you are running out of time – I have quick hack for you!

For the quickest and EASIEST way to make amazing cupcakes, you must use edible sprinkles that are Harry Potter themed. You’ll find lightning bolt sprinkles and all the Hogwarts house color sprinkles too.

lightning bolt sprinkles

Find them here

Honestly, this is the simplest way to make cupcakes. Bake them using your favorite recipe, ice them and add these AMAZING sprinkles, and you have instant Harry Potter cupcakes. It will only take a few minutes to decorate them. So easy and quick!

Find a large selection of AWESOME Harry Potter sprinkles right here.

Butterbeer Cupcakes

It would be remiss of me not to add in some gorgeous looking butterbeer cupcakes. You can almost taste the delicious butterscotch flavor through your screen.  This butterbeer frosting could be made with buttercream icing and caramel or butterscotch syrup drizzled over.

 Harry Potter Cupcake Toppers

Another super fun and very easy way to decorate cupcakes is with printable toppers. Simply download them, print them, cut them out and sticky tape them to a toothpick or cakepop stick.

There are so many fun printable Harry Potter cupcake toppers to be found right here.

Also if you are looking for some amazing Harry Potter cupcake liners you can find them here. You’ll find some that are even made with the pages of a Harry Potter book which is so clever! Others are in the House colors with House emblem.

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed these Harry Potter cupcake ideas and that they have inspired your next party creation.

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