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Harry's birthday cake

Illustration of the cake based on the novel.

"Anyway — Harry, a very happy birthday to yeh. Got summat fer yeh here — I mighta sat on it at some point, but it'll taste all right."
Rubeus Hagrid[src]

This birthday cake was given to Harry Potter on his eleventh birthday in 1991 by Rubeus Hagrid. It was a large, sticky chocolate cake with "Happy Birthday Harry" written on it in green icing.[1] The next morning, Hagrid, feeling a bit peckish, said that he wouldn't say no to a bit of it, there being some leftover.[2]

Behind the scenes

HagridBirthdayCake

The cake, as seen in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the cake has green icing like in the book, but is spelled out as "Happee Birthdae Harry" and has pink frosting instead of a chocolate frosting. The cake's flavour is not mentioned, but it is implied it is a chocolate cake frosted in strawberry, hence the pink frosting.
  • In the film, Dudley is given a pig's tail, as he ate the cake without Harry's permission when Hagrid threatens his father.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 (The Keeper of the Keys)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)