Make Easy Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cupcakes for a Harry Potter Party

When the kids were alohamoring the door to start the day, I knew that, for snack, I’d be making some Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cupcakes. Easiest Harry Potter cupcakes recipe you’ll find this side of Honeydukes!

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Make these easy Sorting Hat cupcakes, the easiest Harry Potter cupcakes ever!

Sorting Hat cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are suddenly in a Harry Potter frenzy. The kids are wanting to read the books and watch the movies and have a Harry Potter day EVERY DAY! It’s like the wizarding world has a fever and we’ve caught it. I love it.

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So, when the kids asked for special Harry Potter cupcakes, well, I couldn’t resist making these easy Sorting Hat cupcakes. They’re so simple, it’s a little silly. But the kids can help and it makes for such a fun result–and a game while you’re eating them! Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Harry Potter Cupcakes

  • Start with our Lazy Girl cupcake recipe. It’s so easy and fun to make. And no-fail. You seriously can’t mess up these cupcakes if you just follow the directions.
  • If you’ve never used modeling chocolate before, that’s ok. It’s not hard at all. Just work it like you would clay and, if you don’t like what it looks like, mush it up and start over.
  • Get the kids involved! This is a fun activity for them and making the sorting hats for these Harry Potter cupcakes is really very simple. The kids really should, no matter their age, be able to get their hands in the chocolate and roll it into a cone.
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How to Make Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 6

Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Hogwarts Sorting Hat Cupcakes on a white wood background

When the kids were alohamoring the door to start the day, I knew that, for snack, I'd be making some Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cupcakes. Easiest Harry Potter cupcakes recipe you'll find this side of Honeydukes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make the modeling chocolate ahead of time by placing the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, then microwaving them for 1 minute.

  2. Stir the chocolate chips until they are thoroughly melted.

  3. Add corn syrup. You can microwave it for 15 seconds to make it easier to get out of the measuring cup, but do not get it hotter.

  4. Stir until the chocolate pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  5. Place in a plastic bag and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours. To use later, place in the microwave for 10 seconds to make it malleable. photo collage tutorial of how to make a harry potter cupcake recipe How to Make Molding Chocolate

  6. Make the sorting hats using the modeling chocolate by taking a ⅛-cup sized lump and shaping it into a cone on top and a brim with your hands. To make it wrinkly, you can bend and shape it or use your fingernails to dig gouges in it.

  7. Using a large decorating tip, make a hole in the top of each cupcake, saving the remnants from each hole for use filling the hole in a moment. 

  8. Place 1 tspn of one color of the sorting color mix in each cupcake hole.

  9. Replace the top of each cupcake hole.

  10. Mix 5-8 drops of brown food coloring with the frosting.

  11. Using your largest star tip and the piping bag, frost the cupcakes in a circular fashion, leaving about ¼-inch of room at the edges.

  12. Top each cupcake with a sorting hat.

  13. Serve! photo collage tutorial of how to make sorting hat cupcakes for a harry potter party Steps to Make Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Notes

Tools needed:

  • Star decorating tip

  • Decorating bag

  • Microwave-safe bowl

  • Plastic baggie

  • Small bowls

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 811Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 145gFiber: 4gSugar: 128gProtein: 5g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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