I was inspired by two things for this cake today.
The first was this lovely little snitch ornament on Pinterest.
Okay, so my cake doesn’t have an incredible snow globe inside, but it is a tall, sweet, delicious rice krispy treat cake.
Brilliant idea, using treats for the cake. It was fast and easy to make, and it’s so very yummy.
Anyway, I made this because I’ll be sprawled out on the floor having a pizza picnic dinner and watching a Harry Potter movie marathon with my nephews tonight, and we HAD to have a great dessert.
Plus, I utterly adore the snitch ornaments. They needed to be showcased. 🙂
Whenever I make Harry Potter treats, I like to do things slightly more rustic than I usually do. I really think that at Hogwarts, even though they could probably make the most incredible cakes ever, I think they would do things simpler, more homespun.
I used a small offset spatula to draw lines in the frosting up the sides of the cake, then I used the spatula again to draw the frosting in a swirl to the center of the cake. Next, a piped a small rosette of froting in the center and dressed the cake up for the holidays with silver and gold edible glitter and lovely silver and gold sugar stars. And, of course, I added my new, glittery golden snitch ornaments using cake wires from Duff (Ace of Cakes), which are sold at Michaels.
The inside of the cake looks a little more elaborate, but because it’s only made of rice krisp treats, it’s actually still simple. I made four batches of treats, and to create the ombre effect, I divided each batch in half and tinted them with red food coloring so that they faded from palest pink to red. By stacking each batch directly on top of one another, the ombre effect is seamless.
As for my snitches, I used this great tutorial from Tiny Apartment Crafts. They were surprisingly easy to make, and they look completely gorgeous when they’re all done. I made three, so far, but I intend to make more. I love how glittery and beautiful they are.
This is one of my favorite cakes ever. It’s beautifully festive and could work wonderfully for any Winter holiday or occasion. And with the addition of the snitches, it’s the perfect Harry Potter Christmas Eve party cake. Plus, using krispy treats made it easy and super fast.
If you need a last minute treat for your holiday table that will really wow everyone, then this one is great…and fast! Enjoy!
Wishing you the very best of holidays! Happy Christmas and be merry!
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