With my love for the Harry Potter books and movies, I’m into any excuse to make some Harry Potter themed desserts. I’ve made this Golden Snitch cake a few times now, once for my youngest boy, and again for a Harry Potter baby shower. The cake is chocolate, with peanut butter buttercream, decorated with chocolate chip footprints to look like the Marauder’s Map. And the Golden Snitch cake topper is so easy to make, using just Ferrero Rocher gold wrappers!
This site contains affiliate links. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that I may make a small commission if you purchase a product using those links. This in no way affects my opinion of those products and services. All opinions expressed on this site are my own.
Golden Snitch Cake Topper
What You’ll Need
- 3 Ferrero Rocher Truffles
- Thin Floral Wire
- Keep one of the truffles in its wrapper, and unwrap the other two.
- Fold the gold wrappers in half diagonally, to make two triangles, and trim any uneven edges.
- Take a thin floral wire, and place it inside the fold, with about an inch of wire sticking out at the bottom.
- Curve the wires and the foil wrappers to look like wings, then snip the foil with a pair of scissors to create the feathers.
- Poke the wires into the wrapped truffle, and your Golden Snitch cake topper is done!
Harry Potter Baby Shower
A few of my girlfriends and I planned and hosted a Harry Potter themed baby shower, and of course, I was in charge of desserts. It was really difficult to not go over the top with all kinds of little treats from the books and movies like Chocolate Frogs and Pumpkin Pasties and countless other treats. But I had to narrow it down to just a few desserts. There was the Golden Snitch cake, with the quote “you are so loved” pressed into a fondant plaque on the front of the cake.
Since Harry’s patronus is a stag, I made a treacle tart, which I decorated with a powdered sugar stencil of a stag. And a batch of Honeydukes Caramel “Slugs” (aka salted caramels), which have always proved to be quite popular at parties.
I took along my collection of silver trays and other vintage pieces to use at the party, candle sticks, books wrapped in ornate looking covers, and a few pieces of Harry Potter artwork from my oldest son’s bedroom. For their parts, the other girls did an amazing job with the food, drinks and decorations. There were even candles suspended from the ceiling, little bags of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans and a shimmering bowl of Pensieve Punch. Everyone had so much fun, and it was a wonderful way to spend a day with friends and welcome a new baby into the world!