Friday, July 1, 2011

Another day in the kitchen

Today Franky and I tried another recipe from the Harry Potter cookbook. It was a recipe for Harry’s first birthday cake, you know, the one baked for him by Hagrid when he was 11 years old.

First we assembled the dry ingredients and prepared to mix

ready for mixing

cakes out of the oven

out of the oven

Mixing up the glaze.  We tried smashing the chocolate squares with a mallet, but simply cutting them with a knife worked better.

breaking up the chocolate

After making the frosting, we chilled it for awhile, then began to frost the cake


frosting second layer

Now the green decorative frosting. We made do with a Ziploc bag instead of a pastry bag and tip. I liked the free form application


Ready to eat!

the cake

I hadn’t made a cake for awhile, but it is so much fun to make one from scratch. This one had a lot of steps, but it turned to look exactly like a cake Hagrid would have baked.

Fun Day!

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