Harry Potter cakes

10 Harry Potter Cake Designs for Muggles and Wizards Alike

Looking for Harry Potter cake designs for a birthday, communion, or other event? We’ve gathered up 10 of our favourites—ideal whether you’re an ordinary muggle or wizard in training.

1) The Sorting Hat

Harry Potter sorting hat cake - Cácalicious
Harry Potter sorting hat cake – Cácalicious

Every journey into the world of wizardry begins with an introduction to the sorting hat, so it seems appropriate to begin our wizardly cake journey here too. Novelty cakes are a favourite for Michelle at Cácalicious and it shows in her cake design . Topped off with a flying snitch, this cake shows that, with a bit of creativity, whimsical concepts work for the young-at-heart every bit as well as they do for children.

Harry Potter sorting hat cake - novel t cakes
Harry Potter sorting hat cake – novel t cakes

If you cast your eyes above, you’ll see this particular sorting hat has already made a decision. It’s Gryffindor for Jack! Tanya at Novel-T Cakes is a former engineer, so you’ll see unique approaches in every piece she creates.

2) Spellbound

At a glance, these could pass for real spell books, but these are the handywork of Tara at Broken Spoon Cakes and they’re 100% edible—no magic required.

Harry Potter cake - Broken spoon cakes
Harry Potter cake – Broken spoon cakes
Harry Potter cake - Broken spoon cakes
Harry Potter cake – Broken spoon cakes

3)All Aboard

The Hogwarts Express departs from Platform 9 and 3/4 at 11 am sharp better make sure you have your ticket ! Ciara in Truly Scrumptious Cakes has made sure Emma won’t miss her seat aboard the scarlet steam engine or her first day at Hogwarts school of witch craft and wizardry.  

Harry Potter Cake - Truly Scrumptious Cakes
Harry Potter Cake – Truly Scrumptious Cakes

4) Spellbound II 

Because spell book cake designs are amongst the most popular for Harry Potter parties, we’ve decided to include a couple variants. Our friends over at Perfectionist Confectionist are responsible for this Hogwarts birthday cake. It’s clear this spell book is well-read; just look at the tattered edges of the pages!

Harry Potter Cake -Perfectionist Confectionist
Harry Potter Cake -Perfectionist Confectionist

5) All Things Potter

All sorts of magic’s afoot in this piece by Cherub Couture Cakes. It almost looks as if Harry Potter, himself, was studying and simply stepped away for a moment.

Harry Potter Cake -Cherub couture Cakes
Harry Potter Cake -Cherub couture Cakes

6) Gryffindor

For the young wizard with more refined tastes, 2210 Patisserie makes this epic Gryffindor bust cake, complete with a wand.

Harry Potter cake -2210 Patisserie
Harry Potter cake -2210 Patisserie

7) Harry Potter Confirmation Cake

Who says birthday wizards are the only ones who get to have fun? This rustic-chic Harry Potter cake design was crafted by 2210 Patisserie for a confirmation.

Harry Potter cake - 2210 Patisserie
Harry Potter cake – 2210 Patisserie

8) Flying Snitch Cake Pops

harry potter cake pops - Cakefield Avenue
harry potter cake pops – Cakefield Avenue

The confectioners at Cakefield Avenue have done it again. Check out the details on these flying snitches. One technique they regularly apply is the use of wafer paper for winged cake pops, which means they’re not only an amazing sight, but also totally edible… provided you can catch one before they’re all gone!

9) Bertie Bott’s Cake

Harry Potter cake - Perfectionist Confectionist
Harry Potter cake – Perfectionist Confectionist

Pretty much anything you can dream up, Perfectionist Confectionist can design. They offer several Harry Potter cake designs, including this lovely Bertie Bott’s piece.

10) Marauder’s Map Cake

Harry Potter cake - cakes by Deborah 2
Harry Potter cake – cakes by Deborah

Hat’s off (sorting hats, that is) to Cakes by Deborah for adding even more novelty to this piece. Although we’re a little curious who those feet belong to and what mischief they’re up to, our best guess is they’re off to sample some cake. Deborah says this delightful piece is vanilla Madeira with homemade caramel and vanilla buttercream. Yum!

Bonus: Fantastic Beasts Cake

Cakes by Deborah
Cakes by Deborah

We had to include this one by Cakes by Deborah as a bonus. No, it’s not Harry Potter, but fans of J. K. Rowling are sure to recognise this hit as well. Set in the same Wizarding World, though a bit before Potter’s time, this Fantastic Beasts cake give party-goers another way to share in the magic of the day.

Customise Any of These Cake Designs for Your Special Occasion

Each of the cakes featured here was crafted by one of the pros right here on Bakers and Cakers. If something caught your eye, reach out to the designer by clicking on the link in the corresponding description. You’ll also find lots more inspiration (and more amazing cakers) in our Nutty Novelty Cakes Pinterest-style board.

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