/ / / Harry Potter Birthday Cupcake and Treat Box

Harry Potter Birthday Cupcake and Treat Box

Harry Potter | Paper Crafts

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

This site contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. [Learn more]

Good morning! So I have decided to take this week on the blog to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with some HP crafts! Harry’s birthday is July 31st so I figured this was a great time to share these crafts with you – one today and one this friday! Here is the first HP craft of the week – a Harry Potter Birthday Cupcake and Treat Box. This would be great as a party favor or as a gift to a fellow fan – either way, you can’t go wrong with cupcakes and Harry Potter!

I styled the treat box to resemble the box Hagrid gave Harry’s cake in – except I decided not to sit on it! The cupcake is a delicious chocolate cake with a fresh raspberry buttercream frosting with “HP” written on it green icing. It is basically a mini version of the “sticky chocolate” cake Hagrid made Harry. The original had pink frosting and the words “Happee Birthdae Harry” on it in green icing, so this cupcake mimics the original cake!

I have a free printable pattern and tutorial for the treat box is below, including the Hedwig owl gift tag you can download with or without the words “Happee Birthdae Harry” – this way you can completely customize the tag with whatever words you would like. You will also find the frosting recipe I used for these delicious cupcakes – seriously, they were so yummy and everyone loved them. So join me this week for some fun celebrating the chosen one and come on back this Friday for another fun HP craft!

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

Supplies Needed for Harry Potter Birthday Cupcake Treat Box:

  • Free printables – link located at the end of this post
  • Brown or tan card stock – I used two 12×12 sheets
  • Twine
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hole Punch

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

STEP ONE: Trace the pattern onto brown card stock. Use the free printable patterns above (under Supplies Needed). Once you have the pattern cut out, trace the three pieces onto your brown card stock. Use a ruler to connect the interior fold lines.

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

STEP TWO: Cut out the pieces.

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

STEP THREE: Fold the edges of the box.

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

STEP FOUR: Glue the two box pieces together using a glue stick. I held the glued edged for several minutes to make sure the corners stay glued and didn’t start to peel up.

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

STEP FIVE: Put the bottom of the box together and insert the cupcake holder. It should fit snugly inside the box without needing to glue it in place.

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

STEP SIX: Add the owl tag. Print the free Hedgwig owl tag (found under Supplies Needed). You can print the owl tag with the words “Happee Birthdae Harry” or print the blank owl tag and fill in your own message. Punch a hole in the top and use twine to attach it to your box!

Harry Potter Birthday Cupcake and Treat Box 9

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

The treat box is all finished! Now, time for the best part – cupcakes! I found a great recipe for chocolate cupcakes in a FamilyCircle Cupcakes magazine I received in the mail and I used this fresh raspberry buttercream recipe to top them with. I would normally pipe the frosting on, but since these were meant to look like Hagrid made them, I just used a butter knife and spread the frosting on. If I make these again (for a different occasion) I would definitely pipe the frosting on so there is more of it – I loved how fresh and sweet it tasted! I used green gel to write “HP” on each cupcake. 

Harry Potter Birthday Cupcake and Treat Box

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

Harry Potter Cupcake Treat Box with free box pattern and owl tag printable!

These cupcakes would be delicious any time of the year; the fresh raspberry buttercream is so yummy! I’ll be back this Friday with another Harry Potter-related craft!

Free Download

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library under Free PrintablesCards and Gift Tags. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!

Similar Posts

2 Comments

  1. This is a fantastic party idea. I really like the inside of the cupcake box where there is room to lift the cupcake out. Who can resist anything related to Harry Potter!

I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to comment and thank you for visiting Crafting Cheerfully!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.