metal sugar

Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake


Yields three 6-inch cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¾ cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons butterscotch flavor
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Gold fondant
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • 3 six-inch round cake pans, lined and sprayed
  • Offset spatula
  • Gold buttercream frosting in a decorating bag
  • Cream colored buttercream frosting in decorating bags fitted with #809, #2A, & #12 tips
Cream Soda Frosting

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 pound butter, cubed & at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream soda flavor
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Equipment
  • Medium pot
  • Medium metal bowl
  • Whisk
  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
  4. Add vanilla and butterscotch flavor and mix well.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Pour batter into three 6-inch pans and bake for 45 minutes.
Cream Soda Frosting
  1. In a metal bowl, whisk together sugar and egg whites until fluffy.
  2. Place bowl on top of a pot of boiling water and turn heat to medium. Whisk until sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from steam and beat with an electric mixer until egg whites are bright white.
  4. Add butter a little at a time while beating and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Add cream soda and vanilla flavor and mix well.

Time to decorate!

  1. Stack cakes on top of each other on a cake board. Spread gold buttercream frosting in between each layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out gold fondant and create a mug handle. Insert skewers into each end of the handle and set aside to dry.
  3. Once chilled, remove cake and frost with gold buttercream frosting. Use an offset spatula to create texture around the cake.
  4. Use #809, #2A, and #12 tips to pipe cream colored frosting on top of the cake to look like foam.
  5. Place the fondant handle ont he side of the cake.
  6. TaDa! Butterbeer cake is the perfect treat to satisfy a wizard’s sweet tooth!
Apple Chips | 193 Calories

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, cored and thinly sliced-190 cals
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sweetener of choice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon-3 cals

How To

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
  2. Arrange apple slices on a metal baking sheet.
  3. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; sprinkle over apple slices.
  4. Bake in the preheated until apples are dried and edges curl up, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer apple chips, to a wire rack until cooled and crispy.

You can eat these for an on the go breakfast or a snack. Dip in peanut butter or eat em plain, he options are endless

what the signs are made of
  • aries: sweet marzipan frosting, the tears of their enemies, different hues of vibrant reds and pinks, the sound of wood crackling in the fire, sparklers on forth of july
  • taurus: butterscotch toffee, willow trees with branches swooping low enough to kiss the garden, the smell of bundt cake in the oven, fine china cutlery, and herbal tea
  • gemini: the electric cracking of thunder igniting a dark sky, the sound of leaves crunching, tapioca pearls in brightly colored boba cups, pop synth music, disco balls
  • cancer: water infused with dandelions and lemon slices, salted hot chocolate + roasted marshmallows, lana del rey on vinyl, salt water, when cold air makes your nose pink
  • leo: macaroons, freshly sliced tangerines, dresses spun out of gold silk, the sound of lovers whispering in french, the scent of coconut and sea salt, french pressed coffee
  • virgo: MacBook keyboards, fresh linen and lavender, color coordinated organizers, home cooked meals, motivational posters, NPR radio, a black and white film with subtitles
  • libra: fluorescent colored journals, bath & body works candles, softly swaying branches in the wind, chilly mornings with piping hot mugs of coffee, the sense of inner peace and clarity
  • scorpio: metallic nail polish, sugared plums, dark chocolate, the smell of cinnamon and roasted nuts, norse mythology, potpourri, leather, dark lipstick, beethoven
  • sagittarius: the sound of the tidal waves crashing the shore in the distance, different variations of green, the smell of peppermint, self help books, and a tapestry taking up an entire wall of their home in the form of a map
  • capricorn: the scent of lemon and vanilla, homemade apple pie, and the calming sense of purpose and direction, sticky post-it notes, a book or movie collection with a central focus on good vs. evil (where good always prevails)
  • aquarius: tattoo parlors with unique shop names & vintage 70's chairs, cassette tapes, the color blue, conspiracy theories, protest rallies, the need to seek a great perhaps
  • pisces: the color of seafoam green, tiaras woven from hydrangeas, the combination of scents salty & sweet, soft melodic crooning from a time long before your existence