Nerdie Foodie: 20 Years of Harry Potter – Chapter II

Welcome back Nerdie Foodies to another Harry Potter filled foodie post! This past weekend was the annual Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando (for more information, check out their event page here). This year marks the 20th anniversary for the US release of the first book of the series as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – the UK’s book release was the year before in 1997. To keep the good times rolling, here are a few recipes to help you celebrate if you were not able to attend the celebrations in Orlando. Let’s go!


Acceptance Letters

First things first, we need our acceptance letters to Hogwarts. Tina (from Sugar Bean Bakers) shows us how we can make these surprise Hogwarts acceptance letter out of sugar cookies and marshmallow fondant for those HP fans in our lives. Check out this amazing tutorial here! Just note, these are giant cookies, but totally worth the sugar rush.

(Photo Credit: Sugar Bean Bakers)


Butterbeer Milkshakes

Once we have arrived, refreshments are in need. Rosanna Pansino (from Nerdy Nummies) shares with us this delicious and refreshing muggle nerdling and magical folk friendly drink – butterbeer milkshakes! Check out this sweet drink in the video below!


Gillywater Cocktail

Inspired by the original gillywater cocktail from the Three Broomsticks (not sure if one can find bundles of grey-green rattails here in the Muggle world), this version is definitely fancier. Miss Kitchen Witch shares with us her version of the gillywater cocktail that thankfully includes cucumbers and not rattails. Check out the recipe here! Please drink responsibly.

(Photo Credit: Miss Kitchen Witch)

Filling Meals

Cornish Pasties

Can’t have a party without something hearty for the belly. What better than a meat-filled pasty that can be made the day before? Bryt Taylor (from In Literature) shares with us her recipe for cornish pasties here! And if you get stuck, check out the video tutorial at the end of the post.

(Photo Credit: In Literature)

Kreacher’s French Onion Soup (Vegan)

Now if meat is not your thing, don’t you worry! Kreacher has you covered. If you want it directly from the original house elf, you’d have to travel to Grimwold Place. But if you’re okay with a Muggle making Kreacher’s French Onion soup, Miss Kitchen Witch has the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Miss Kitchen Witch)

Sweet Treats

Exploding Bonbons

Now don’t worry, these bonbons will only explode in your mouth when you eat it. These Honeydukes chocolate bonbons will surely delight your guests when they take a bite out of these sweets! Feast of Starlight has the recipe that you don’t want to miss. Check it out here!

(Photo Credit: Feast of Starlight)

Pink Coconut Ice (No-Bake)

Another Honeydukes sweet treat concoction brought to you by Bryt Taylor (In Literature). If you are not big on baking or if you find baking scary, this recipe is for you. This is a no-bake recipe, which means it does not require an oven. Check out this sweet treat here!

(Photo Credit: In Literature)

Magical Fudge (Gluten Free)

Who wants a piece of fudge? More importantly, who wants a piece of fudge that was magically made by Mrs. Weasley? If you can’t make it to The Burrow, Kris Holechek Peters (from Nom! Nom! Nom!) shares with us her gluten-free fudge recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Nom! Nom! Nom!)

Candyfloss Cupcakes

What do you get when you mix cotton candy and cupcakes together? You get candyfloss cupcakes – an homage to Honeydukes. These fun cupcakes are the original creation of Darla (from Bakingdom) and they look absolutely delicious! Check out the recipe here! Just fyi, this recipe post had a giveaway attached to it but that was from a few years ago.

(Photo Credit: Bakingdom)

Layered Cake

And for the finally, nothing says congratulations like a layered cake in your house colours. Or you could make the cake to resemble Harry. Rachel (from Baked by Rachel – not our NC Rach I might add) shares with us her layered cake recipe that is perfect for any Harry Potter celebration party. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Baked by Rachel)

Hope these recipes gives you some ideas for your HP Celebration party! For more HP recipes, check out Nerdie Foodie: 20 Years of Harry Potter (Chapter I) here! And as always, I hope you have fun being creative in the kitchen.

‘Til next time,

Stay nerdalicious!

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