How do you make a golden snitch at home?
Steps for Creating Your Golden Snitches. Make Them Golden. First, you want to lay out some newspaper to cover your table or bench. Apply and smooth out the glue on the surface of the Styrofoam balls. Quickly add glitter by sprinkling it on. You may have to do this a few times allowing the glue to dry in between times.
How do you make Golden Snitch cake pops?
Here’s how I made these Golden Snitch Cake Pops using Wilton Candy Melts, Wilton Gold Sugar Sheets, Color Mist, and some pearl dust. They are not hard to make and they look so prettier than the ones that BuzzFeed made. First off – start with just 1/4 of a 913 cake and about 2 tablespoons of frosting.
How do you add fondant to a cake?
BUT you need to make sure you have a strong dense cake that can hold up under the weight of the fondant. Cover the cake with the fondant and working around (not one side at a time, work around evenly) finally cutting off the excess and smoothing it with your hands, softly, so as not to leave a handprint anywhere. Now it’s time to add the details.
How to make Glitter snitches with Styrofoam balls?
First, you want to lay out some newspaper to cover your table or bench. Apply and smooth out the glue on the surface of the Styrofoam balls. Quickly add glitter by sprinkling it on. You may have to do this a few times allowing the glue to dry in between times. This is to avoid bald spots on your golden snitches.
How to make a snitch out of a ping pong ball?
Take the other ping pong ball, and cut it in half, using either an exacto knife, a kitchen knife, or scissors. Draw a swirl pattern on each half of the ball that mirror each other. With a small pair of scissors, carefully cut out the swirl patterns.
How to decorate a snitch?
As an alternative to using paint, you can use glitter or sequins. If you want to use glitter to decorate your snitch, just spray the ball with adhesive, and sprinkle glitter over it. Brush off excess glitter and reapply until you are happy with the result.
How to get rid of snitch on styrofoam?
1. Paint the snitch. Use metallic golden spray paint on the styro foam ball. Put newspaper down so you don’t stain your workstation. Stick a toothpick to hold the ball while you paint it. Make the coats light so that the paint doesn’t melt the styrofoam. Let it dry.
How to paint a ping pong ball?
Paint your snitch. Put down some newspaper beneath the ping-pong ball so that the paint doesn’t stain your workstation. Use a metallic gold spray paint cover your ball with at least two coats. Let it dry.
How to make a snitch stand?
First, take a ping pong ball, and make a small hole. This can be done with anything sharp and small. Unfold the large paper clip and form it to make an appropriate stand. Stick the paper clip into the hole in the ball.
Why do you lighten coats of paint?
Make the coats light so that the paint doesn’t melt the styrofoam.
What glue do you use on glass ornaments?
If your ornament is made of glass and not plastic, you might need to use something other than super glue, like fabric glue.
What is the Golden Snitch?
The Golden Snitch is a small flying ball used in the Wizarding game Quidditch. The Snitch is an important part of the Harry Potter series, so In this Instructable I’m going to show you how to make one out of plastic and clay. I hope you enjoy!
What kind of paint do you use on a snitch?
In the Harry Potter books, the Snitch has silver wings. So our Snitch should too. Grab your metallic silver paint and paint it! Once that dries, you may need to do a second coat. Move the wing away from the wet area to dry.
How to fix gold paint on wings?
Touch up any places you missed, or if you got any gold paint on the wings fix it with silver paint. Let it dry.
How to make a snitch?
Making the design on the Snitch is a little complicated, so I’ll split it up into 3 parts. The first step is to simply take a toothpick and draw the designs on. Then, make a second line next to them, as if you were making bubble letters.
Where do you push wings into clay?
While the clay is still wet, push the wings into the clay near the top.
How thick is a yellow fondant circle?
Add more ganache (best edible glue ever) and top with the other half circle. Finish frosting the cake with more ganache, smooth it out and let it set! Roll out your yellow/ivory fondant circle, you want it about 1/4 inch thick.
How to smooth fondant off cake?
Cover the cake with the fondant and working around (not one side at a time, work around evenly) finally cutting off the excess and smoothing it with your hands, softly, so as not to leave a handprint anywhere.
How thick should fondant be?
Roll out your yellow/ivory fondant circle, you want it about 1/4 inch thick. That way it will be easier to stretch, pull and push into place without creases when you start thick.
What gauge wire do I use for cake wings?
For the wings the first thing I did was bend the wire where I wanted it to go into the cake so I knew the length I had to work with for the wing itself. I used 18 gau ge covered wire for strength.
What extruder do I use for food?
I use a clay extruder (only for food though, don’t cross contaminate). I started with the largest circle and added the main swirl around the side and the main lines on the top. Don’t forget the turn and curl on the sides.
Can you bake another cake in a round pan?
I used a layer of crustless cheesecake. The first time I made this cake I used 6 inch pans, the second time I used 8 inch pans.
When is Harry Potter’s birthday?
July 31st is Harry Potters birthday so it’s the perfect day to celebrate. My kids love Harry Potter (we spent a week at Universal Studios last year and they were in HEAVEN!).
How to make fondant yellow?
Separate a small tennis-sized ball of fondant and mix in yellow food coloring, until desired color is reached.
How to get wings before they dry?
Working with small batches of fondant helps you get the best look for the wings before they dry.
How long does fondant dry?
Let the fondant fully dry before you work with them, up to 24 hours.
What is the best liquid to use for paint?
Any light-colored extract (lemon, mint, almond) or clear liquor (vodka, gin) will work for the paint. The important thing is that a quick-drying liquid is used.
Make Them Golden
First, you want to lay out some newspaper to cover your table or bench. Apply and smooth out the glue on the surface of the Styrofoam balls.
Giving Your Golden Snitches Wings
Choose four feathers for each ball and make sure you have a good point on the end. If not, just pull off some of the ‘hairs’ on the bottom portion.
Golden Snitches That Fly
Cut a piece of cord to your desired length. If you are going to use it as an ornament, you may only need about 4″ and if you want it to hang off a dowel, I recommend about 10″.
Want to save this for later? Pin the pic below to your favorite Harry Potter Pinterest board.
Step 1: Disassembly
The toy that I modified to achieve this is called a Heli Ball, I bought it at Five Below for $5. It can be charged by USB and hovers over any surface. The modification process is started by disassembling the toy by removing four philips screws on the side of the sphere and taking out the electronics and helicopter blades.
Step 2: Body
Once the toy is disassembled, I sanded the shell down with steel wool to remove the graphics put on by the manufacturer.
Step 3: Wings
To create the wings, I sketched out a design and cut it out of paper and test fitted it in the shell to see if it had the right proportions. Feel free to use different wing designs, modify mine, or use mine exactly.
Step 4: Assembly and Testing
Finally reassemble everything making sure the wings fit nicely in place and don’t interfere with any of the electronics.
What candy melts are used for golden snitch cake pops?
Here’s how I made these Golden Snitch Cake Pops using Wilton Candy Melts, Wilton Gold Sugar Sheets, Color Mist, and some pearl dust. They are not hard to make and they look so prettier than the ones that BuzzFeed made.
How much frosting should I use for a 9×13 cake?
First off – start with just 1/4 of a 9×13 cake and about 2 tablespoons of frosting. I say this because if your cake is really moist or if you add too much frosting, you have more cake you can add to get the consistency to that of play-doh. Second – I love to use my mixer to blend the cake and frosting.
How long does it take to cover a wing with edible glitter?
Continue to add the extract and edible glitter then brushing it off. This is a bit tedious and will take each pop close to 5 minutes to completely cover. Be careful not to push against the stick and dislodge the stick. Once it’s golden, add in the wings.
Is it easy to make cake pops?
Making cake pops isn’t always easy, but with a few simple tips, you can succeed in making them!
Can kids pull out feathers before eating?
Forth – While I give them credit for using fun feathers, I don’t like that they were dyed and then poked into the wet dough. Yes, the kids will pull them out before eating them, but my concern is the coloring leaching into the dough. I chose to use edible Sugar Sheets from Wilton.