Posted: August 13, 2012 | Author: egghead23 | Filed under: Day-to-Day, Entertainment, family, kids, parenting | Tags: Dumbledore, Harry Potter |
The Princess, watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone asks me, “Mommy, how old is Dumbledore in this one? Thirty-something?”
Posted: July 18, 2011 | Author: egghead23 | Filed under: family, Food, kids | Tags: cake, Cake Pops, Food, Gryffendor cookies, Harry Potter, Quidditch |
This summer Edison celebrated his eleventh birthday with a Harry-Potter-themed party. For dessert, I made these awesome cake pops:
Inside they were devil’s food.
They were quite easy to make, and I learned how to do it from the Wilton Cake site. Basically, if you can make a meatball, then you can make a cake pop. It’s a bit messy, but it works out in the end. After I had chilled the cake balls for 2 hours, I inserted the sticks and dipped them in white chocolate Wilton Candy Melts. I also used the candy melts and a squeeze bottle to pipe out the wings on a piece of wax paper. Once the candy shell was dried, (which only took a minute or two) I spray painted the outside with Duff’s Graffiti which is like edible spray paint. I had tried to use gold flakes and gold sugar in some test batches, but the Graffiti really did the trick. It was almost like I had airbrushed the things.
When the gold was dry, I melted a little more chocolate and used that to attach the wings, which were really delicate. I made lots of extra ones to account for breakage.
And then in the goodie boxes, I included these chocolate frogs:
And those were just melted milk chocolate that I put in a mold.
And these Gryffendor cookies by my friend at snack:
Hyppogryph Pee (aka lemonade), Dragon Blood (fruit punch) and Unicorn Blood (blue raspberry Kool-Aid)
The kids all wore robes, Manfrengensen wore Dumbledore’s hat all day and spoke with the old man’s tone. The kids played a version of Quidditch in the yard that was probably closer to Capture the Flag. We also had a dragon’s egg hunt and a “Care of Magical Creatures” event that was really a three-legged race, since Edison likes to keep the action moving. A good time was had by all!