Get Sorted With These Cupcakes

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We’re entering the second round of the Triwizard Tournament (just kidding, no one is at risk of dying) but we do have a second Harry Potter themed recipe for you. You could go over to Pottermore and get sorted into a house or you could make these cupcakes and let you and your friends get sorted through fate.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Chocolate Cake mix
  • 1 Bag of Mini M&Ms
  • 1 Container of Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/3 Cup of creamy peanut butter

Since this is a cupcake recipe I will assume you already have the requisite cupcake making paraphernalia. Bake the cupcakes according to the recipe provided by your Transfiguration professor or the side of the box. While the cupcakes are in the oven you should have received a letter from your friendly neighborhood potion master with the instructions for the frosting, I’ll write them below for those who didn’t receive anything via owl.

In a mixing bowl (or cauldron) stir the peanut butter and buttercream frosting together 15 times counter clockwise, 5 turns clockwise, and 7 times in a counterclockwise infinity symbol shape. If it has been done correctly your frosting should have turned from an off-white to a sand colored concoction, if it has somehow turned out a radically different color you should throw it out and start again. Once it is the correct color you should put it into a frosting bag.

Once you’ve finished that you should use a charm to have the M&Ms sort themselves out into 5 bowls, one for each of the houses (red, green, blue, & yellow) and one for the remaining colors.

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Once your cupcakes have finished baking allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting a cone out of the top of them to distribute your M&Ms into them using whatever method you wish (if you favor a specific house you can put more of it’s color into your cupcakes, likewise you can reduce the amount of other houses to be chosen too.). After you have filled the cupcakes up with the colored M&Ms put the cut-out cones back into them and frost the cupcakes in a spiral pattern to create the shape of the sorting hat.

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