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Dd1 would like a surprise cake for her birthday...

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lucysmam Sun 13-Jan-19 21:25:51

Any ideas apart from one with sweets in the middle that'll fall out as it's cut?

OneStepMoreFun Mon 21-Jan-19 16:43:43

I've done the chocolate bomb balloon cake before. It looks great and DC loved it. Very easy. Just cover the balloon with clingfilm before you dip it in chocolate, so the chocolate doesn't taste rubbery!

CinnamonToaster Mon 21-Jan-19 08:20:52

Or white chocolate buttons maybe

kateandme Mon 21-Jan-19 03:37:23

i don't no what store your near but they sell them in most shops. or get something like the end of a glue stick to use to cut out bits of fondant?obviously washing the lid and coating it in icing sugar before you start to cut

lucysmam Sun 20-Jan-19 21:46:48

@kateandme I like that one very much! I wonder if Home Bargains have mini-marshmallows in the baking stuff still, I haven't been in a while. They'd be easy to do wings from I think.

I'll have a look in the morning and see.

kateandme Sun 20-Jan-19 20:55:07
this looks good.

lucysmam Sat 19-Jan-19 22:06:03

MissWimpy she's not as fussed about Fantastic Beasts.

I do like Hedwig though & she'd be easy enough I think.

I'm going to bake tomorrow...still not sure what yet though but decorating needs to be done on Weds afternoon/Thursday after work so I'd better decide tonight!

I'm going to find out her House and do a sorting hat next year though, they're very impressive (might need a trial run or two!).

kateandme Sat 19-Jan-19 19:30:09

ooo look

lots on hear but scroll down.there is a reall smart harry potter one which has a mini sorting on it but is really cool design for the rest of the cake.

kateandme Sat 19-Jan-19 19:26:49

to make a sorting hate cake id make a big tray bake sponge(or several.) then cut several getting smaller circles out.then top them ontop of eachoter going up to the tip of the hat in between layers would be buttercream and jam obv...then cover in a sheet of coloured brown fondant.ightt take soe planning but I think it could be done quite simply if you've go tur head on it.

MrsFrTedCrilly Sat 19-Jan-19 18:31:52

Received not recurved blush

MrsFrTedCrilly Sat 19-Jan-19 18:28:24

I made this very gratefully recurved by the HP fan also the element of surprise is covered!

MissWimpyDimple Sat 19-Jan-19 17:13:27

Sorry - here's hedwig

MissWimpyDimple Sat 19-Jan-19 16:53:42

I made a hedwig cake recently but it didn't really have a surprise element. Trying to think how you could add that as hedwig herself was pretty easy and DD (also 12) LOVED it.

Does she like Fantastic Beasts? You could do niffler and the surprise element inside could be gold choc coins?

missmoffatt2705 Sat 19-Jan-19 15:07:13

How about a 'hidden heart' cake or a zebra cake? Nothing unusual until you cut into the cake for the big reveal.

April2020mom Sat 19-Jan-19 12:48:46

This website is good for Harry Potter cakes-

For my niece’s tenth birthday party 2 months ago I ordered a cake from their site.

StoppinBy Sat 19-Jan-19 10:40:51

Just letting you know that most glitters that are actually really glittery are not designed to be eaten, they are sold in cake shops labelled as non toxic and suitable for decoration purposes only.

You can buy some edible glitters made from gum arabic but they don't have the same glitter as plastic non toxic but not edible glitters.

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 19-Jan-19 10:39:10

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 19-Jan-19 10:33:38

I didn't suggest the sorting hat. grin

Agree that sparklers with glitter etc sounds lovely and very suitable but isn't particularly Taylor swiftish.

BrieAndChilli Sat 19-Jan-19 09:06:08

Yes just to a couple of layers of chocolate and I put it chocolate end up in a bowl while it dried
I would keep the chocolate in the fridge until the last possible moment so it’s nice and hard for smashing!!

lucysmam Sat 19-Jan-19 08:26:14

@FlyingMonkeys why would it?

@StoppinBy thank you, I'll have a look.

@NeverTalksToStrangers I do like the sorting hat suggestion but think I'd end up stressed at it trying to make it work so close without any time to research it.

FlyingMonkeys Sat 19-Jan-19 04:16:25

Giant rainbow cupcake with glitter icing and sparklers would scream Taylor Swift-ish to me.

JellyMouldJnr Sat 19-Jan-19 04:04:16

A geode cake!

kateandme Sat 19-Jan-19 03:51:53

BrieAndChilli I love that idea.i want to use it! so do you just cover half the balloon and then place it over the top of the cake?

scamander Sat 19-Jan-19 01:17:33

Let us know what you end up doing OP.smilecake

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 19-Jan-19 01:16:03

I'm 39 and I love Harry Potter and Taylor Swift too. Your dd is obviously a bright and determined young lady with excellent taste.

Some ideas;
Niffler cake with gold coins inside
Snake cake (could be HP or TS related)

HelloViroids Sat 19-Jan-19 01:13:24

I’m into HP and would want a house reveal cake - shaped like the Sorting Hat! There are very cool ones online

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