Happy Harry Potter week, everyone! Since the premiere of the last movie (*tear*) is this Friday, I thought I’d make something special to commemorate the occasion. Since my butterbeer cupcakes were such a hit and I still get comments/emails/tweets daily telling me how much you all enjoyed the recipe, I wanted to revisit the recipe and remix it a little.
I have my tickets for the midnight premiere and I fully expect that you all do too, and I hope you’ll bring some of these super-cute Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops with you to share with your friends while you wait! What’s a better iconic Harry Potter shape for cake pops than the Golden Snitch? And it perfectly suits the gold-colored butterbeer cake and butterscotch taste.
These are a bit more labor-intensive than the cupcakes, but if you’re looking for something fun and super-portable to make and take with you to the premiere, you should definitely give it a try. Everyone at the theater will be jealous.
These cake pops are made with the very same butterbeer cake recipe from the butterbeer cupcakes—except instead of cupcakes, you’ll be baking it in a 13×9” pan. Then, crumble it up, mix it with the frosting, and form the mixture into little Snitch-size balls. Stick a lollipop stick in ‘em, dunk ‘em in yellow candy coating, and apply a coat of gold dust. And of course, you can’t forget the wings—I simply cut them out of gum paste using a cardstock template and an X-Acto knife. It’s a bit of work, but totally worth it when you bite into the payoff. Let’s make them!