Hello, I’m Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy
Nummies! Today, I am going to be making Magic the Gathering
Mana Cupcakes! I decided to make these because a bunch of
my roommates got together and were playing Magic the gathering the other weekend,
and I was like, there’s a lot of mana going on in this house, I’m gonna
make cupcakes! So, to start off, I already pre-baked a bunch
of cupcakes, da-da! With box cake mix, they’re really simple
to make, and today, I’m just going to be focused on decorating them. All that you’re gonna need today is 5 different
colors of frosting. You’re gonna need blue, red, white, black
and green, and, meltable chocolates! We’re gonna put them into this bag, and
draw the designs. Let’s get started! The first thing I’m
gonna do is microwave these 5 frostings, because right now they’re pretty firm, and
we want them to be kind of like liquid-like, and we’re just going to dip the cupcake! I’m gonna start with the black mana, as
you can see the frosting is like this liquid gooey state, that’s the kind of magic
we want! So you just take the first cupcake, and dip
it! I like to take the spatula and smooth it out
because there’s always that 1 little bump once you pull up the cupcake. And ta-da! So smooth! Then I’m gonna do another 1. Peeeeewwwwwwmmmmm! Dig-uh-dig-uh-dig-uh-dig-uh-dig-uh! Mewp! And smooth it out again! Na-nee! Now we’re gonna use white frosting that
has been microwaved, to represent the plains mana! And, dip! Dip-dip-dip-dip-dip-dip-dip! Oh no! Part of our cupcake… Oh no, plains
mana, you’re so fail! Get in there! There, we can’t even tell! We are using green frosting for the forest
green mana, and in case you didn’t know, it’s gonna be green! Got blue for the island mana. Dew! Oh no,
I think this 1 might break. Yup! See? I saw that, I saw a little part
that was like, uh, we might break! Bad, they have to go to the shame corner cupcake! Last but not least, we have red for mountain
mana! Now we have all of our cupcake base colors, for all
of the different manas, da-nee! And now we’re gonna make the little decorations
that go on top of them. I saw this idea online, they made Game of
Thrones, um, cookies, and they took the image, and then you taped a piece of wax
paper on top of it. And so we’re gonna take a whole bunch of
these chocolates, put them in this bag, and then kind of trace the design outline
on top! So this is my first time working with… Freehand
tracing… I don’t know what to do with my hands! We’re gonna put these in the microwave,
what I figured out works best, put them in the bag first! So you’re gonna
open your bag, and dump these suckers in there. Then I tie it up, you’re
probably supposed to have a fancy thing, but I just use a hair tie, that’s
on there nice. And then just stick this in the microwave
for about 30 seconds. OK, I’m gonna go really, really slow because… I don’t know what to do with my hands! And, the rest of this process is really fast,
really easy, but this is the part where I think it’s gonna take a little bit
of patience. All done! Woo-hoo! Now we’re gonna stick
these in the freezer for about 10 minutes for them to harden, this was my first time
doing the chocolate trace, and it was awesome! Just make sure you have a
really fine tip point, you can find these at Michaels, and this was the smallest
1 that they sold. I just took the chocolates out of the freezer,
OK, so you just very carefully, take them off. Try to place them in the center,
and just really gently… This ones so tricky! It has such thin points,
just be really, really gentle! Boom! Magic! These look just like they do at the top of
the cards! I’m really excited that these actually turned
out! They look so cute! Yeah! Thanks for watching you guys, if you have
any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know, leave me
a comment and I will do my best to make it happen. OK, bye-bye!


  1. FYI Merckens makes really yummy chocolate in a variety of colors so you can match them to the mana. just thought id share from one nerdy baker to another  

  2. Hi Rosanna, I was so happy to see you had a video for Magic the Gathering cup cakes. I wanted to make something Magic related for dessert for my son and his friends and found this, thank you.
    Now the only thing is I know nothing about the game so I was wondering can I use the same designs you put on your cup cakes or are there new ones. I don't want to embarrass myself or my son, lol. Thank you, sweetie.

  3. i made these with brownies instead of cupcakes. asked a friend to help ice them. i gave him the gel food colouring and a tub of icing…. he thought the food colouring was the icing and iced the brownies with only food colouring. XD never asking anyone to ice something again 😛

  4. I love your bubbly personality! Thank you so much for making this video! I'm looking at how to make a MTG cake or maybe cupcakes for my son's 13th birthday and you solved my problem! Keep smiling and remember: haters gonna hate…taters gonna po-tate ?

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