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My Harry Potter Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas Eve! Now that my Harry Potter tree is officially officially done, it's all ready for viewing! Well, it's *mostly* done. Next year, I'm going to be adding a custom tree stand that, if it looks like what I'm imagining - will be amazing! When I decided to create a Harry Potter-inspired tree this year, I was torn between a natural green tree - like those in the Great Hall at Hogwarts - and a glimmering golden tree. As soon as I saw this ... read more

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Harry Potter Floating Book Ornament Tutorial

I confess that I have done very little baking this holiday season. I've been far more interested in crafting - particularly Harry Potter crafts for my happy wizarding tree... I crafted almost everything on the tree in one way or another, and I love everything about it - from the glowing cauldrons to the sparkling patronuses to the cuddly Fawkes with his feathery tail wrapping it's way down the tree. Next year, I'm making a really cool custom base to ... read more

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It’s a Very Harry Potter Valentine’s Day! {Free Printable Cards}

I didn't make any food for you guys today. Sorry. But there's Harry Potter. Do you forgive me? I knew you would! It's gettin' all crafty up in here. So, I saw these fantastic Harry Potter Valentine's Day cards by Yenniper months and months ago, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about them. I really wanted to offer up some versions of my own, so with Jenny's cards as inspiration, I got all artistic for you. :) ... read more

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Harry Potter: Pumpkin Cheesecake Pasties

Did you guys know that it was Hermione's birthday last week? September 19th, to be exact. Technically, she turned 33 years old this year. You may recall that I have established that, had my letter not been lost, the Trio would have been the Quatro. Whatevs. Last week, on the morning of Miss Granger's birthday, I made her a special birthday breakfast. Pumpkin pasties...in danish form. Because people get all weird when you say you're having pie for ... read more

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Another Harry Potter Day (YAY!): Cockroach Clusters

Before I share a new recipe with you today, I would like to share my gratitude to all of the brave men and women who have served their country. On this day, many of us around the world are remembering, and showing gratitude for, our veterans. I am not only a military wife, I am a military daughter and granddaughter, a military cousin, sister, and, most recently, stepmother. The military life has brought me countless friends with beautiful families. Thank ... read more

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Harry Potter Sugar Cookies

I'm continuing Harry Potter Week today with another treat inspired by the books and films, rather than taken from them. You may remember my New Year's kitchen resolutions this year. One of them was to make Bridget's (of Bake at 350) royal icing and attempt to make cookies that are even half as lovely as hers. Well, this past weekend, I finally kept that resolution, made Bridget's icing, and followed all of her advice to make my very own Harry Potter ... read more

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Honeydukes Candyfloss Cupcakes and an Awesome Harry Potter Giveaway!

It's that time again, my friends! The final half of the final movie of Harry Potter is released this Friday! It's the closing of an era, even if you're not a huge Pottermaniac like I am. Of course, another Potter event means only one thing here: another week of magical sweets and treats. I'm not just offering you a yummy recipe today, though...read to the end for a chance to enter to win an awesomely magical Harry potter prize. :) Sometimes, I wish I'd ... read more

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Celebrating Harry Potter Day with my Favorite Craft of All Time: Handmade Harry Potter Apron

[UPDATE: Find my original Harry Potter inspired Hogwarts house aprons in Bakingdom's Etsy shop!] I know that things around here have been a little slow, and today is no different, but I've been taking the last couple of weeks easy as I first waited for the hubster to get home, and then spent time celebrating when my family was reunited. I have one more non-baking related, but still super stinking fun post before I get back into lots of tasty sweets and ... read more

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Inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Part of my 30th birthday gift this year was a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP). You may remember that I chose to have a Harry Potter themed birthday cake...well, I knew the WWoHP was due to open this year, so I decided that I wanted to visit there more than anything! When we found out that we would be moving to the Virgin Islands for the Coast Guard, I knew it was the perfect opportunity! We were able to work the park, which is part of ... read more

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Harry Potter and the Fanciful Fondant Phoenix

I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I love what the series did for kids' reading. I love the fandom. I love JK Rowling. Most of all, and obviously, I love the stories. I've been planning to have a Harry Potter cake for my birthday for a while now. I debated doing it for my 30th, but wasn't sure if I wanted to do something more girly and traditional. Then I thought, "Why not have girly and Harry Potter?" So when you all voted for the "Girly Harry Potter" cake in ... read more

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Happy Birthday, Harry!: Strawberry Peanut Butter Profiteroles

It's official...we're in Europe! We landed right around lunchtime, Belgian time, and are probably in the Netherlands by now. I just realized I have no idea what time zone we now live in...I need to do some research... Well, anyway, no matter what time zone you're in, today is Harry Potter's birthday! Can you believe I've never celebrated Harry's birthday here on the blog? I know. I can't either. ... read more

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Toast Harry’s Birthday with Frozen Butterbeer! {UPDATED}

Today is Harry Potter's birthday. Fact: Harry and I are the same age. If my Hogwarts letter had never been lost, it might well have been Harry, Ron, and Darla. What? YOU DON'T KNOW! It could've happened. Whatever. In my little fantasy world, I'm in the Trio. I mean, I totally dig Hermione, so she can stay. Two smart girls are better than one.  And I would have rocked wizard's robes. Plus, I'd pretty much have been the best potions ... read more

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Perfectly Pinterest: A Very Merry Harry Christmas Cake

I have a last minute surprise for you guys. I was inspired by two things for this cake today. The first was this lovely little snitch ornament on Pinterest. The second was this AMAZING snow globe cake by Amanda of i am baker. Okay, so my cake doesn't have an incredible snow globe inside, but it is a tall, sweet, delicious rice krispy treat cake. Brilliant idea, using treats for the cake. It was fast and easy to make, and it's so very ... read more

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Harry’s Favorite Treat: Teeny, Tiny Treacle Tarts

Obviously, I am a big Harry Potter fan. The complete magic and wondrous world that J.K. Rowling created captured me from the first time I picked the books up. The first book was published in 1997, when I was 17. At the time, I hadn't even heard of the books, let alone read one. I didn't pick up the Harry Potter books until 2002, shortly after I got married. During the first year of our marriage, my husband was deployed several times. Of the 12 months of ... read more

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What I Did This Summer (Instead of Blogging)

Hi friends! I bet you thought I was never coming back, huh? I'm sorry. I know I just up and disappeared without a word. It was pretty rude of me. I really am sorry. Also, though, I'm kind of not. It's hard to be too sorry when you sent the summer the way I did the last few months. I have no excuse for not announcing that I'd be taking a hiatus...except that I hadn't planned to take it. I had every intention of spending the summer baking, picture-taking, ... read more

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