Book Nerd Bites #2 | Baking Wizardry with HARRY POTTER :D

Welcomeeee, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the original monthly feature: Book Nerd Bites! And let’s not forget the creators, the wonderful Cyra, the lovely Kristie, the magical Natasha, the bodacious Valerie, and me, Becca (!) as part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by Nori of ReadWriteLove28. Every month we’ll be sharing recipes to the most savory dishes inspired by our favorite books. Join in, chums! Just make sure you link back to our post and use #booknerdbites on social media 🙂

YER A BAKING WIZARD, HARRY!

No joke, chums! It’s within you! And if you flip through page upon page of Harry Potter, you’ll find that countless creamy and scrumptious inspirations lie waiting. 

So find yourself an enchanted pair of cooking gloves, because today we’re making Golden Snitch Cake Pops!!


  • One box of good ‘ol cake mix (flavor of your choice)
  • Eggs, oil, or whatever your cake mix requires to bake that cake 😀
  • A spoonful or two of frosting (vanilla is my favorite, but choose whatever floats your boat)
  • Butterscotch chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Lollipop sticks/Bamboo skewers
  • Wax paper

  1. First, put your white chocolate chips on the stove, and watch them magically melt before your very eyes! 
  2. Then, trace the melted chips into wing shapes on wax paper. Let them cool and harden (magically) in the fridge.
  3. Bake that cake! Just follow the instructions on the cake mix box.
  4. TIME FOR SOME MAGICAL FUN! Crumble that cake right up in a bowl.
  5. Mix in one or two spoonfuls of frosting till the cake can be molded into balls. DON’T GO OVERBOARD.
  6. Mold the cake-frosting-mix-thing (I’ve certainly got a magical way with words!) into ping-pong sized balls. 
  7. Place the balls onto their sticks/skewers then into the fridge to firm themselves. Magically, of course.
  8. Now, melt the butterscotch chips. Careful, such magic can leave young wizards in a state of shock. 
  9. Dip the cake pops into the melted butterscotch. Yuuuuuum!
  10. Stick the white chocolate wings into your cake pops before the butterscotch is dry.
  11. Stick those babies in the fridge to commence the magic cooling process.

YOU DID IT! YOU MADE MAGICAL GOLDEN SNITCH CAKE POPS!

There’s no doubt about it, you’re a baking wizard! These cake pops will magically, ya know, just somehow just fly right into your mouth. It must be magic, really.

What Harry Potter themed snacks have you devoured? What’s your favorite food mentioned in the series? Are there any other book-inspired baked goods you’ve got in mind?

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone | Why, I’m Charmed! (Get it? It’s a pun, get it??)

Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1 babayyy)

Author: *golden crown* J. K. Rowling *magic jewels*

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Published: November 1, 2003 by Scholastic 

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the—OH PLEASE YOU ALL KNOW WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT HONESTLY.


{AHEM: Yes, this is a re-read. I read the whole series after hype had died down (somewhat—I mean will the hype ever die??) when I was, like, 9, and the world was moving on to other things so IT WAS NOT AS FUN OKAY. Now Cursed Child is bringing it all back and I remember nothing and I like to be included in all knowledge (YAY RAVENCLAW) and soooooo here’s my re-read review}

  • Firstly, boarding school. Secondly, magic. Thirdly, MAGIC BOARDING SCHOOL. It’s every fun little bookish fantasy you’ve ever had all mushed and cozied up together ever so delightfully. I feel like so many readers are taking this for granted now, dont! COUNT. YOUR. BLESSINGS. It’s the most scrumptious part of the book!
  • I wanna bake every character a cute little pie! Even Dudley, even Draco! (Maybe not Voldemort, that’d be a little awkward) They’re all bubbling around with personalities that either give Hogwarts a little more drama to dip into, or give the world the charm and warmth that blossom into a familial feel. Except, of course, Haaaarry but we’ll talk about that later.

  • Subtle humor. Appreciate it, chums.
  • Okay, really though, did J. K. Rowling invent world-building? Cause, not gonna lie, I kinda feel like she did. Because, in Harry Potter, you’re not just reading, you’re  living. You’re living within crinkling pages of magic.
  • CAN WE TALK ABOUT PLOT THANKS. Perfect plot recipe: One cup of mundane-yet-kinda-important-happenings, another cup of SUPER IMPORTANT LIFE-CHANGING SHENANIGANS, sprinkling of authority figures who TOTALLY get in the way, half a dozen mean people, dash of humor, eight ounces of dark mystery, two bags of epic finale, three tablespoons of plot twist, and a cup of happy ending, yet a crushed handful of foreboding of more adventure to come. Now, to be perfectly honest, that above is just one long way of saying Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.


  • Um, Harry Potter has no personality. Literally. Go ahead, name one character trait that isn’t already a classic trademark of Gryffindor. I dare ya. 

Yep, I sure did read it at 9 years old, but I didn’t quite sell my souls to it or nothin’. 

BUT I WILL NOW, HERE’S MY SOUL J. K. ROWLING.

What books have you read both in your youth and later in life? How did they change for you? AND HARRY POTTER THOUGHTS, PLEASE!!!

10 Weird Things Bookworms Google PART 2

Check out the first 10 Weird Things Bookworms Google here!

  

Okay, so Pottermore insists I’m a Hufflepuff. I refuse. I am a Raveclaw. I am a Raveclaw by choice.

Wait, but is there actually a rigged Pottermore…?

 
Feet fetishes? Pshh. None of that. But the old book scent/spray/candle/perfume? Yes, please!  

All of them. Together. This is the tough one, see. 

  
Always. 

(This does not qualify under “weird” but it certainly qualifies under things bookworms google.)  

Firstly, they must be free. Secondly, it must be the bookshop the whole bookshop nothing but the bookshop. With all the books. Everything. For our private collection, of course.

  

So many awful lines in that show, SO MANY. Honestly, all us bloggers should be writing that script. Imagine! It would be legendary!

  
CPR? Ritual revival? Perhaps we could just not read the book, but that’s hardly an option.

  
We can’t just leave our books unprotected, someone could steal them all at anytime!

  
Confession: I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings. But I am desperately running out of ideas.

  
Some things just never change.

Have you googled any of these things? (That was a redundant question. Don’t lie, don’t make it weird.)