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  • Hey guys, it’s Ro!

  • Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies!

  • I have been playing a lot of Mario Kart 8 lately, the new DLC came out

  • and I have been rolling around as Link. Whew, ha! Beep-Beep!

  • So, I thought it would be the perfect time to make something Mario Kart themed.

  • And, we have a very special guest that’s coming today at the end of the show,

  • and when I say special, I mean, like, super special!

  • So, today we are gonna be making Mario Kart 8 Koopa Shell Cake Pops!

  • Let’s get started!

  • The things you will need for your cake pops, will be: 1 chocolate cake, you can

  • use any chocolate cake recipe that you’d like. I’m using a milk chocolate cake

  • and I will put in the description the little recipe, but you can use anything you’d like.

  • Youll also need 1 tub of chocolate frosting, a styrofoam brick to put your

  • cake pops in. Youll also need a big mixing bowl to mix it all together.

  • And then to decorate our pops you will need 4 chocolate colors, youll need

  • off white, red, blue and green. And of course, you will need some lollipop sticks,

  • a cookie sheet, and a piece of wax paper.

  • Alright, let’s put it all together!

  • The 1st thing that were gonna do is crumb the cake, so what youre gonna

  • do is cut your cake into 4 sections.

  • I’m just taking a sharp cutting knife, going right down the middle, make sure

  • your cake has had plenty of time to cool.

  • Then youre just gonna pick up 2 slices and you rubem together over the bowl.

  • Rub, rub, rub, rub, rub!

  • Now that were done crumbing our cake, now were gonna add our frosting

  • and what you want to do is add 75% of this tub, so you can save

  • a little extra for some snacks! And now youre gonna mix it up.

  • Now that our cake pop dough is ready to go, youre gonna take your cookie

  • sheet with a piece of wax paper on top so that it doesn’t stick, and were

  • gonna roll our little cake pops. And you want your balls to be about

  • an inch and a half big. And then just place it right on top of the baking sheet.

  • Oh you could do some workouts, so I like to do squats, when I’m doing these.

  • Hmmm-hmmm-hmmm.

  • Once youve got all your little cake balls rolled, we are going to chill them now.

  • You can either put them in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or you can pop these

  • in the freezer for about 30 minutes,

  • you just want them very cold, but not quite frozen.

  • Once the little cake balls have chilled in the fridge, now were gonna attach

  • the lollipop sticks. So I’ve heated up a little bit of our off white melted chocolate in

  • the microwave, and what youre gonna do is youre just gonna take a little lollipop

  • stick and a cake ball, and I like to poke a hole first.

  • So I poke the hole about 1/2 way down, and then youre gonna dip the lollipop

  • into the chocolate, and place it right back in.

  • And then youre gonna do this to the rest of your cake pops.

  • Now weve got all of our little cake pops assembled, we are going to dip them

  • into some chocolate! I poured the off white chocolate into a little cup so that its

  • easier to dip and weve got our styrofoam block here on the ready.

  • And remember to poke your holes ahead of time, you don’t want to do it once

  • youve already had the pop dipped.

  • Alright, so youre just gonna take any popDa-dew!

  • And remember you want them firm, but not frozen. And then youre just gonna dip

  • them straight downWait till the chocolate touches the end of the stick, wa-dew!

  • And then pull up! Up, up, up, up, up, up, up!

  • Let the excess chocolate drip off into the cup, and then youre just gonna start

  • spinning your little pop all the way around. And tapping, giving it a little

  • jiggle, letting the excess chocolate drip, drip, drip!

  • Then were gonna stick it over here in the foam block, bewp!

  • Now we are gonna decorate our cake pops to look like the 3 different

  • Koopa Shells from Mario Kart.

  • Weve got our green shells, red shells and the blue shells, which are my favorite.

  • The seek out the leader and theyre the best! That’s why I’m wearing blue today!

  • Blue’s the best!

  • Alright, so what youre gonna do is youre gonna take a little cake pop,

  • and were just gonna dip it half way.

  • Then let the excess chocolate drip off, just go drip, drip, drip, drip, drip!

  • Then youre just gonna take your little cake pop and put him back over here to dry.

  • Next were gonna make a red shell, here we go.

  • And again, youre just gonna go halfway down, just eyeball it, don’t need to

  • be fancy. Let the excess chocolate drip off, then stick him over here.

  • Ooooh, let’s do blue, my favorite!

  • Halfway down, let the excess chocolate drip off.

  • Then youre gonna dip the rest of your cake pops.

  • Once youve dipped all of your cake pops to look like the 3 different shell colors,

  • now were gonna add a few final touches for decoration.

  • I am using fondant, but you can use frosting if you’d like. I am just going to

  • be making the rim that goes around the shell.

  • What I got going on down here is I just taped down a piece of wax paper,

  • so that the fondant doesn’t stick to your surface, a little white fondant.

  • And then I’ve rolled it out, like so.

  • Now youre just gonna take a cake pop, bewp!

  • And I have a, ohhhhh what’s down here? Extra piece of foam!

  • So youre gonna take your rolled out fondant, just put it at the edge connecting

  • the green and the white, and then on the 2 sides youre gonna bring up the

  • fondant so that it looks just like the shell.

  • And, here it is, reeeeeeeeewww!

  • And youre gonna do that to all of the rest of your pops.

  • This next part is completely optional, we are gonna be adding some decoration

  • details to top of our shells with these icings.

  • We have 3 different decorative icings, we have red, to match the red shell,

  • green to match the green and blue to match the blue.

  • And I’ve put a number 2 tip on the end of each of these

  • for a little bit more control.

  • OK, so I’m gonna start with red and I’m gonna be drawing little hexagons,

  • all the way around making the turtle shell design.

  • As I’m drawing the designs on with the icing I’m also using a toothpick

  • to make little adjustments.

  • Weve got our shells decorated and now we are going to make the gap where

  • the little Koopa would be living, the little hole, little turtle shell hole.

  • I’ve got black icing with a number 2 tip at the end for a little bit more control.

  • It’s gonna look just that and were gonna do it on both sides on

  • each of our cake pops.

  • Now were gonna decorate using the last icing color, this is off-white frosting

  • and again I put it in a plastic bag with a number 2 tip at the end.

  • Were gonna flip our little cake pop upside down and were gonna be putting

  • 4 lines on the bottom of the shell to look like the little turtle!

  • This is just for the blue one, it is the final decoration step, we are gonna

  • add some little spikes to these shells.

  • I have rolled little fondant to look like little spikes, but if you are not a

  • fan of fondant you can also use white little chocolate chips or any other candy.

  • You can get creative with it!

  • So youre just gonna take your little spike, ee-hee-hee, it’s a unicorn Koopa shell!

  • Ta-da!

  • Here are our Mario Kart 8 Koopa Shell Cake Pops, I hope you guys like enjoyed them,

  • I love making them.

  • But, I wonder what the creator of Mario would think of them

  • Let’s ask him! As promised, I have a very special guest today!

  • Ro: Mr. Shigeru Minamoto please come in, and his friend Bill from Nintendo!

  • Ro: Hello guys!

  • Both: Hello.

  • Ro: Thank you for being here! I need to know, do these look like Koopa Shells?

  • Ro: Yes or no?

  • Bill(Translating): These are amazing!

  • Bill(Translating): Is there a, is there a turtle inside these shells?

  • Ro: Bahahaha, well there’s a lot of chocolate inside of them.

  • Bill(translating): We have a, we have a course in Mario Kart 8 called Sweet Sweet Canyon,

  • Bill(translating) : I think these belong right there.

  • Ro: Yes! I love that course, it is one of my favorites.

  • Ro: I absolutely love Mario Kart and Legend of Zelda, theyre like my favorite

  • Ro: games, and I was just wondering if maybe you could tell me, what do you have

  • Ro: coming up for 2015?

  • Bill(translating): There’s a lot that’s coming, but the projects I can talk about,

  • Bill(translating): 1 of them is Yoshi’s Wooly World

  • Ro: Mmmmmm!

  • Bill(Translating): And there’s a new Mario Party game coming out.

  • RO: I love Mario Party!

  • Bill(translating): And Mario Party is going to be using amiibo

  • Bill(translating): There's a, we have a lot of different amiibo that are out there but

  • Bill(translating): with Mario Party 10 we have some fun things that we are

  • Bill(translating): doing with amiibo in that game.

  • Ro: I’m so excited, oh my gosh!

  • Bill(translating): Next year is the 30th anniversary of the release of the

  • Bill(translating): Original Super Mario Brothers.

  • Ro: Yes!

  • Bill(translating): So were gonna have some fun with Mario games, but 1 game

  • Bill(translating): That were gonna release next year is Mario Maker.

  • Bill(translating): Which is a game where you can create your own super Mario Brothers

  • Bill(translating): courses to play.

  • Ro: Are you guys having a party? For this 30th anniversary and can I come?

  • Bill(translating): You're gonna come to Japan?

  • Ro: Yeah, yeah!

  • Bill(translating): We even have some games for people who are really big gamers,

  • Bill(translating): one of them is, is this game which is called Splatoon.

  • Ro: Splatoon, it looks so cute!

  • Bill(translating): And the main, the main character is, theyre sort of like squid,

  • Bill(translating): but theyre squid that transform into humans.

  • Bill(translating): And there’s, there’s a boy, a squid boy and a squid girl,

  • Bill(translating): but really the squid girl is the main character.

  • Ro: That’s really cool!

  • Bill(translating): I am working on a Star Fox game right now, I think I told you

  • Bill(translating): aboutRo: Yes, yes, yes!

  • Bill(translating): Yoshi’s Wooly World too.

  • Bill(translating): Yeah, it’s the first time that weve done a new Star Fox

  • Bill(translating): in awhile and the game is really fun!

  • Ro: I love Star Fox

  • Bill(translating): And then after that, we'll have, at last, the new WiiU Zelda.

  • Ro: Oh my gosh! 2015 is gonna be my favorite year ever I have a feeling!

  • Bill(translating): I was forgetting all about 3DS!

  • Bill(translating): Have you seen the Pikmin short movies?

  • Ro: Oh my gosh, theyre so cute!

  • Bill(translating): Aren’t they cute!?

  • Bill(translating): Yeah we just started distributing these via the e-shop just recently.

  • Bill(translating): So you can, you can see them in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS,

  • Bill(translating): And you can see them in HD on the WiiU so theyre available

  • Bill(translating): for purchase on our e-shop now.

  • Ro: Oh! I love it!

  • Bill(translating): So this is, yeah, this is a special version that’s available

  • Bill(translating): this holiday, and you can take it with you wherever you go and

  • Bill(translating): we can play games together!

  • Ro: Oh my gosh, that’s so cute! I love it! What a neat one!

  • Bill(translating): Actually I have, uh, I have 1 more.

  • Bill(translating): I thought I’d give it to you as a present today.

  • Ro: Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Thank you!

  • Bill(translating): Should I, should I maybe do a little autograph on it for you?

  • Ro: Uh, yes please! Oh my gosh! Life goal, just completed! Right here, you

  • Ro: guys are seeing it! Ah, yes!

  • Bill(translating): I found my pen.

  • Bill: Start with Mario.

  • Ro: Oh my gosh, he’s pretty cute!

  • Ro: Thank you so much, this is amazing!

  • Ro: I… Christmas just came early!

  • Ro: Thanks you guys for coming, this was amazing! And thank you so much for the

  • Ro: gift, this was very, very nice!

  • Ro: And if you guys have any other ideas for any other

  • All: Nerdy Nummies!

  • Ro: Leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen.

  • Ro: Thanks so much you guys, bye-bye!

  • Shigeru: Bye-bye!

  • Bill: Bye-bye!

  • Bill(translating): Is this, is this really like a sweet?

  • Bill(translating): Can you eat this?

  • Ro: Mmm-hmm. It’s super chocolate, it has 3 layers of chocolate, so are you ready

  • Ro: for this? OK.

  • Ro: Yeah here you go, I’m gonna do 1 too. Here you go Bill!

  • Ro: Get on this, are you ready? OK, it’s gonna be really hard, it’s a lot of sugar.

  • Ro: It’s double dipped.

  • Ro: Ready? 1, 2, 3!

  • Ro:Mmmm! Bill: Mmmm! Ro: That's really good!

  • Bill(translating): It’s sweet, it’s very delicious!

  • Ro: Alright, cheers!

  • All: Cheers!

  • Bill: Kanpai!

  • Ro: So Mr. Miyamoto, were basically Biffles now, would you want to play

  • RO: Mario Kart 8 with me?

  • Bill(translating): Yeah, that’s fine. We can play Sweet Sweet Canyon.

  • Ro: Yes! Oh my gosh! Bill let’s do it!

  • Ro: He’s ready to go!

  • All: Hahaha!

  • Ro: Ready, set, go! Go, go, go, go, go, go!

  • Bill: Oh Peach! You just hit me with a shell!

  • Ro: Oh my gosh, oh! I got shells!

  • Ro: De-new-new-na-new-new-a hahaha!

  • Bill: How did that?

  • Ro: Oh gosh! Bill: I’m coming for you Peach!

  • Ro: I know, I’m in 3rd!

  • Ro: Oh who has the bananas?

  • Bill: That’s me!

  • Ro: Oh my gosh! OK, 1 more lap, we got it!

  • Ro: Oh no! I just got owned!

  • All: Ohhhhh!

  • Bill: He hit the lightning!

  • Ro: No, no lightning!

  • Ro: OK, I’m definitely in last place, but, I’m having a blast. Bill: ahahaha!

  • Ro: So I feel like it’s fine.