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In celebration of the final Harry Potter film we went to work on some Harry Potter inspired cupcakes. Our quick and easy buttercream transfers will add a magical touch to any batch of cupcakes.
 
 
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Step 1: Materials

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A dozen of your favorite cupcakes, already baked.

Buttercream Transfer :

- Harry Potter HP Stencil (attached to the instructions as a .pdf)
- Wilton's Black Decorator Icing
- Wilton's Golden Yellow Icing Color
- Wax paper

Buttercream Frosting :

- 2 Sticks of salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons of half & half
- 1 Teaspoon of vanilla
- 4 Cups of powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of corn syrup

Wilton Sugar Pearls
Wilton #2 tip & #21
Ziploc Bag or Piping bag
Scissors
Tape
Knife




Step 2: Prepare Stencil

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Print out HP stencil and cut  to fit on your cutting board. Tape down the edges to keep the stencil steady. Cover the stencil with a sheet of wax paper.

Step 3: Outline Stencil

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Attach the Wilton tip # 2 to the Wilton black decorator's icing and pipe the outline of the stencil. Be sure to work slowly and smoothly.

Step 4: Make Buttercream

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 Mix  butter, half & half and vanilla in hand mixer. Mix on low for 1 minute until butter is softened, then mix on high for 3 minutes. Place the mixer on low and add powdered sugar. Mix in 1 tablespoon of corn syrup to smooth out frosting. Add more corn syrup if the frosting is to thick.

Step 5: Dye Buttercream and Fill Stencil

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Add 1/4 teaspoon of the  Wilton Icing Color Golden Yellow to 1/2 cup of the buttercream icing. Put the frosting in a pipe bag with the #2 tip and fill in the HP stencil.

Step 6: Fill and Freeze Stencil

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Cover the entire stencil with the white butter cream and smooth over with butter knife.Pop the stencils in the freezer for 3 hours or overnight.

Step 7: Frost Cupcakes

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While the stencils freeze, frost the cupcakes with white buttercream.
    - Place a large dollop on top of cupcake
    - Smooth over top with knife 
    - Run the knife over the edges to smooth them, this will create a flat edge for the sugar pearls.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Awesome!!
MidsummerNE (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thanks !
canida3 years ago
I love this! The frozen stencils look so easy.
Enjoy the movie. ;)
MidsummerNE (author)  canida3 years ago
They are easy ! I can't draw to save my life so, these came out pretty good.