Recipe of the Week: House Sorting Cupcakes
As the worldwide Harry Potter Book Night gets ready to kick off, fans both old and new are preparing for the festivities. While bundled up in layers to brave the cold or lucky enough to enjoy the warmth, fans tend to forget one crucial thing. It’s well enough that you would prepare for the event armed with the books (of course), a Hogwarts House scarf, or even our own ridiculously complicated GNOMEs to challenge your friends who claim they’re the “biggest Potter fans ever!” But what about the food? There’s zero chance of attracting the masses if you’re planning an event – or little point in going to one – if there’s not something to nosh on that ties in wonderfully to the series.
With this in mind, we offer one possible solution: these tasty House Sorting Cupcakes. Tina of Sugar Bean Bakers has been a fan of the Potter series for almost 18 years. She knew that any dessert for this event would need a fun factor to match the anticipation and excitement of reading the first book for the very first time. As we all recall, few moments evoked such a thrill as the initial Sorting for first years at Hogwarts.
At a glance, these might appear as just vanilla buttercream-topped cupcakes. However, the surprise comes when you bite into them and are greeted with a colorful and bright filling that corresponds to one of the four Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw. Although many of us have already been Sorted via Pottermore, Tina believes this is a great on-the-fly method for newcomers present at the book night.
It’s a simple, but fun, and delicious way to get [S]orted into your House. Fun for a night of reading [or] watching, or a great way to [S]ort into [H]ouses at a Harry Potter party!
We can’t wait to begin organizing our own batches, particularly for use as an edible method of Sorting guests for team activities throughout the night. So go get your flour, butter, powdered sugar, and coloring dye, and start baking using the full recipe for House Sorting Cupcakes in our Rosmerta’s Recipes section to prepare for your nearest book night party. After all, everyone loves the person who brings the grub. Don’t forget to submit your own magical recipes to us.