I am not a professional cake decorator. In fact, I have never even taken a cake decorating course. But, I always try to make special cakes for my boys' birthdays. This year I made two Harry Potter cakes for my oldest son (and I'm also sharing a simple cake I made for a movie night). All THREE Harry Potter cakes were simple to make and turned out totally cute! The first cake I made for the Harry Potter party was a simple "Quidditch Cake". To make each goal post, I wrapped electrical tape around pipe cleaners and twisted them into a circle. Then, I stuck the end into a paper straw. And to make the golden snitch, I added wax paper wings. I finished it off by adding some "every flavour beans" along the bottom of the cake. I think it adds a nice touch of color, don't you? The second cake I made for the Harry Potter party was a simple "Crest Cake". I started with a basic rectangular sheet cake, and I carved it into the shape of a crest. I did a crumb coat, and then covered the cake with yellow icing. I piped on some red trim, and then I added some fun "Harry Potter" items -- a fruit roll-up scar, a foil wrapped golden snitch, some every flavour beans, and a chocolate frog. Simple and fun! And... for a special movie night with my boys, I made this simple cake with pink icing and green icing... a replica of the cake Hagrid made for Harry Potter in the first movie. It doesn't get easier than this one! Which Harry Potter cake is your favorite? I think a Harry Potter fan would love any one of these magical desserts! ♥ Gina (aka East Coast Mommy) You may also be interested in our easy and inexpensive DIY Harry Potter party. The simple details are super-fun!