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.
Step 1: Materials
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
Step 2: Prepare Stencil
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
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
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
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
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
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.