Birthday diary: Harry Potter Happee Birthdae cake recipe

Hey lovely readers, today's post is my ✨ birthday week special ✨! This week has included lots of baking, eating (keeping it real it has been 99% food), and my Harry Potter bedroom makeover. I hope that this adds a sprinkling of joy (and magic!) to your week, and maybe gives you some birthday inspiration!

You can also watch my birthday vlog on YouTube!

Make sure to connect with me on my social pages (Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok) and, without further ado, enjoy the photo diary!

May 24th
My May 24th was dedicated to making my Harry Potter inspired birthday cake! I listened to loads of amazing music whilst I made the mixture for my coffee and chocolate birthday cake.

The ingredients I used were:

175g butter
185g sugar
2 eggs
150g self raising flour
30g cocoa powder
A tiny pinch of baking powder
100ml coffee


- Cream the butter and the sugar together
- Add in the eggs
- Gradually add in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder
- Add in the coffee
- Spoon the mixture into a lined cake tin and bake in an oven for 40-50mins at 160degrees C

Voila! Then I left the cake to cool overnight and on May 25th I made the buttercream frosting...

May 25th

Before I made the buttercream I treated myself to the best ~birthday week~ lunch: funfetti pancakes! I made my usual pancake mixture and served them with golden syrup, frozen blueberries, and sprinklies :)

Then I made the butter frosting!

I had been looking for the best butter frosting recipe but the proportions seemed crazy! So I ended up almost doing it by eye. I approximately used 300g butter and 400g icing sugar but - to be honest - I was adding as I went, so I can't be precise. I also taste-tested it as I went, and this is the best gage! (It's also the tastiest way to gage!)

After I made the buttercream I added in roughly 8 drops of pink Dr Oetker food colouring - it looked amazing! Then I gently spoon-massaged it onto and around my cake.

For the letter piping I was originally going to use icing sugar and water but the consistency is quite runny (to make icing sugar, simply pour a generous amount of icing sugar into a bow, add a tiny drop of water, and mix). To make it a bit more pipeable I added in a small nub of butter and about 7 drops of Dr Oetker green food colouring.

I loved the finished cake!

May 26th
My birthday!
As you can see my birthday gifts consisted of lots of chocolate and a gorgeous Slytherin candle! My birthday attire was colourful and cosy...
And I finished the day with my Happee Birthdae Sapphire cake and watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!

Birthday bliss ♡

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