Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, making it a perfect time for muggles to indulge in some sugary treats. After all, everyone knows that calories don't count on your birthday... or your friends' birthdays... or Harry Potter's birthday. Seriously, that's a fact. Look it up.
And once you're done doing that, get to your kitchen. You're going to want to start baking before you even finish reading this.
Accio oven mitts!
1. Butterbeer Cupcakes
What combination could possibly be better than butterbeer and cupcakes? I'll wait.
2. Cauldron Cakes
We can't all travel to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter every time we want a cauldron cake. Luckily, now we won't have to. This recipe comes deliciously close to the one from Honeydukes.
3. Sorting Hat Cupcakes
Why get sorted by Pottermore, when you can get sorted by M&M filled cupcakes instead? And if you aren't satisfied with your Hogwarts house, well, I guess you'll just have to eat another cupcake...
4. Chocolate Wands
OK, so these wands are really impractical for casting spells. Imagine shouting, "Accio chocolate," only to realize that you've accidentally eaten half of your wand. Awkward...
5. Exploding Bonbons
We all knew Pop Rocks originated from some sort of sorcery. This just proves it.
6. Pumpkin Pasties
This one's for my fellow basic bitches: We finally have an excuse to eat pumpkin flavored desserts a few months early.
7. Butterbeer Cookies
Remember when I told you that nothing could beat butterbeer cupcakes? There's a good chance that I lied to you. Sorry.
8. Golden Snitch Cake Pops
And to think, we all thought Harry was silly when he caught the Snitch with his mouth. Maybe he was onto something...
9. Weasleys' Fever Fudge
Sadly, this imitation of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes won't get you out of class. But it will give you the sugar rush to stay awake during your 8 a.m., and that has to count for something.
10. Chocolate Frogs
The best part is that you won't need to catch these chocolate frogs before you eat them. See, being a muggle has some perks. Right? (Just humor me.)
11. THE Birthday Cake
Pro tip: Knock down a friend's door, shout "Yer a wizard, 'Arry!" and then share this cake with them.
Really, it's the only way to prove your love to someone.