We received a copy of the movie for review. All opinions are my own.
In honor of Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald coming out, we decided to make some fun Magic Wand Cupcakes! We made actual magic wands last time, so you can check those out HERE to go along with your magic wand cupcakes!
We used Pirouline wafers to make the wands. You can use any flavor of cupcake, but we did a carrot cake since we used cream cheese frosting.
It didn’t long to put them all together. If you are in a tight pinch, you can even use premade cupcakes and then just make the wands to go on top!
Magic Wand Cupcakes
To make your Magic Wand Cupcakes you will need:
- Frosting (we used cream cheese)
- Bakers chocolate (white and milk)
- Pirouline wafers
- Sprinkles, candy pearls, etc optional
MELT THE CHOCOLATE
First, you will cut the Pirouline wafers in half with a sharp knife. Then you will want to frost your cupcakes before you melt the chocolate. Next, take your white chocolate and milk chocolate and put them each in different microwave-safe dishes.
One at a time put them in the microwave. Set it to 30 seconds, take it out and “stir” it or flip it and then put it back in for another 30 seconds and do this until it mixes. DO NOT OVERHEAT. It will make the chocolate thick and dry looking.
MAKE THE WANDS
Once both chocolates are melted, you will take one of the Pirouline wafers halves and drop it into the milk chocolate. This is what we are using to make the magic wand cupcakes. Use a spoon to make sure it is coated completely and then lift it out and put it on a silicone mat or parchment paper (or wax paper). See the picture above for examples.
Do this with the remaining Pirouline wafers.
Once the chocolate is dry, you will put the wands on top of the cupcakes and you are ready to go. Plan on about 30 minutes dry time for the chocolate, unless you want to put it in the freezer, which will cut it to like 10 minutes. Your Magic Wand cupcakes are now complete!
They are easy to make, and look amazing! And a great way to have a fun Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie night!
ABOUT FANTASTIC BEASTS
Welcome back to Hogwarts when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second of five all new adventures from the Wizarding WorldTM created by J.K. Rowling, arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital.
The 4K UHD Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo pack include an extended cut of the film with more than seven minutes of deleted scenes added, available as a digital download. Also featured is an audio introduction by director David Yates and over an hour of fantastic special features.
FANTASTIC BEASTS CAST
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” features an ensemble cast led by Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Carribean” films, “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérable”), Jude Law (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Cold Mountain”), Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice,” “Alien: Covenant”), Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Alison Sudol (TV’s “Transparent”), Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Zoë Kravitz (“Dope,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), Callum Turner (“War & Peace,” “Green Room”), Claudia Kim (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Dark Tower”), William Nadylam (“SK1,” “Kirikou and the Sorceress”), Kevin Guthrie (“Sunshine on Leith”), Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes at Night”) and Poppy Corby-Tuech (TV’s “Harlots”).
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”) and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films). The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).
Blu-ray & DVD Features
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
· J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed
· Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
· Distinctly Dumbledore
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald’s Escape and the Ring of Fire
· Deleted Scenes
Get your copy in stores or online including Amazon.com. Then be sure to make these deliciously themed Magic Wand Cupcakes to go along with your family movie night!