Cocktail Cupcakes // Harry Potter Butterbeer

1.15.2014
i first saw the golden snitch cupcake idea here.  with adorable wings and all.  i don't have the patience for wings (sorry.)  so i decided to just make the 'butterbeer' part of it.  with edible gold glitter of course.  alright well ... i decided to make a cheater version.  if you've never had butterbeer (they sell it at the harry potter theme park) it's very very sweet, like a butterscotch flavored cream soda.


well here's my cheater version: for the cakes, mix 1 box yellow cake mix + 12 ounces cream soda.  mix just these two ingredients together and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

for the frosting, i could have made the butterscotch buttercream i made here.  but i honestly was out of time and just grabbed a container of vanilla frosting at the grocery store.  true story.  then i stirred in a couple (3ish) tablespoons of buttershots, the butterscotch schnapps.  just enough to taste it, but not to make it runny.

i frosted my cupcakes and topped them with gold glitter.  and that my friends, is how you make super easy cheater harry potter cupcakes in 20 minutes.  ok, maybe 30, gotta let the cakes cool before frosting them.


adorable, right?!  these are very soft cupcakes, because of the cream soda, so natalie and i opted to eat them with forks to create less mess.  and they were delicious.


makes you want to grab your wand and stun some deatheaters, right?

32 comments:

  1. I made these for my fellow Potterhead friend on his birthday last year. Total hit! Can't wait till the theme park gets to Cali.

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  2. Holy yumminess and triple bonus points for the HP theme :)

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  3. I love Butterscotch schnapps. This sounds so good! Another win, girl!

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  4. Yum! Hopefully it's edible glitter!

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  5. I had butterbeer at the Harry Potter theme park. It wasn't spectacular, but it was fun. Supposedly, Starbucks can make a Butterbeer frappe. I haven't looked it up, though, for sure.

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  6. Umm... yum!!! I love cupcakes.. of all kinds!! especially ones with edible glitter!

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  7. Well aren't you just Martha freaking Stewart?! ;)

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  8. I like easy! Will DEF be making these next time I have myself an HP marathon!

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  9. Yum! I need to have a HP themed party so I can go all out and make these!

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  10. So clever and I LOVE me an easy recipe!

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  11. This is such a great idea! Love Harry Potter and love cupcakes: win/win
    -Katharine
    Living's as Easy as 312

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    1. These are super easy, perfect for a last minute HP viewing!

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  12. Even I can do this!! Two ingredients and bake is my kind of recipe.

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  13. You always get my attention with a cocktail cupcake! Harry Potter ones have to be the best! Thanks for sharing Stephanie! I know my husband will love to have these while watching the movies :)

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  14. i am way to lazy to make the frosting after i make my cupcakes (from scratch) so betty crocker all the way. now i must find sparkles. i can never find them in the store!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  15. that glitter is almost as glorious as your hair!

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  16. My little brother l.o.v.e.s The ButterBeer from Disney! We tried all summer to find a cheat recipe for it but couldn't! I just bookmarked these cupcakes so I can try them out with him when I'm back home in MA - he will love them. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. those are just so pretty! looks so damn good!

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  18. love how EASY this sounds. i'm not one for making cakes/cupcakes from scratch. and they look really delish!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  19. Wow, sounds delicious and easy to make!!!

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  20. This is doing great things for my diet. THANKS, HOMEGIRL.

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  21. I tweeted this to my bro in law because he is ALL about Harry Potter! So cute!!

    -AJ

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    1. Awesome!! Thanks girl, I hope he loves them!

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  22. Ever since reading Harry Potter for the first time, I've wanted to try butterbeer. It just sounds delicious! I think the Hubbs would even love these!!! Pinning!

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  23. Butterbeer was delicious when I tried in in Orlando...I might just have to make these and have a HP marathon too :)

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  24. good thing i am nowhere near these.
    i might maul them.

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