Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hogwarts Themed Cake + Party Game

Every time we look back at birthday pictures from earlier years, we’re reminded of what our kids were into those days! From Minions to Ninjago to Paw Patrol to Harry Potter, this has been our journey so far! I think I’ve been getting better and better with fondant every  year! Mind you, my son just turned 7, so while he has been obsessed with the first three Harry Potter movies, he hasn't yet read the books (which explains the Ravenclaw colors!)

Hogwarts Cake + Party Game by Practical Mom


Since my son was turning 7, and there are a million things you can do with the Harry Potter theme, I decided to stick to the Houses. Not just the scarves on the cake, but I also made a sorting hat and ties from every house, and hula hoops to match every house!

The SORTING HAT went around every kid’s head sorting them into groups:

“You are brave! You belong to Gryffindor!”
“You are loyal! You belong to Hufflepuff!”
“You are clever! You belong to Slytherin!”
“You are creative! You belong to Ravenclaw!”

Hogwarts Cake + Party Game by Practical Mom


  1. Divide all kids into 4 groups. Team members need to form a circle and hold hands.
  2. Each team gets one Hula Hoop, that they need to pass from one kid to another without leaving their teammates’ hands! Whichever team completes two rounds first gets 10 points, and so on and so forth.
  1. We gave them a practice round to figure it out and two rounds each. Two teams that made the finals had a round each to get to one winning team. Guess who won? Gryffindor!

[What I regret is not having taken a proper picture of the whole theme: The cake surrounded by all children wearing their house ties and holding their hula hoops! Sigh…]


Here’s my go to recipe for chocolate cakes.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to use fondant 

Here’s how I made the Goal Posts:

  1. I kneaded equal amount of powered sugar and flour [I’d mixed brown food colour too, but the colour was too bleh and I’d to paint over it anyways]
  2. I rolled the dough into pipes and created the goal posts over skewers. 
  3. Then baked them at 110 degrees for about 20 minutes, just to get them hard enough to stand erect.
  4. Finally, I painted black and gold food colouring and the skewers were ready to be poked into the cake!

Hogwarts Cake + Party Game by Practical Mom

Our previous cakes, click on the image to take you to the post:


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1 comment:

  1. its really nice one you shared the post.
    Loved it very much, specially the theme.