Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks [BETTER]
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Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks
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This is what I do:1/2 c. melted butter3 egg whites3/4 c. sugar1/8 t. salt1 c. flour1 t. lemon extrct2 T. waterI bake them in a waffle cone maker and use an egg carton to prop them while they cool to keep the fortune cookie shape.
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Effect: Fortune Cookie Surprise Have someone select a card and replace it back into the deck. After several attempts you cannot find the card. Display a Chinese Food Take-Out container, filled with wrapped Fortune Cookies. Have the Spectator select one and break it open. The name of the selected card is on the fortune. Contains one doz. cookies. Choose 10 of spades or King of clubs.
A fortune cookie is a crisp and sugary cookie wafer made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a piece of paper inside, a "fortune", an aphorism, or a vague prophecy. The message inside may also include a Chinese phrase with translation and/or a list of lucky numbers used by some as lottery numbers. Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States, Canada, and other countries, but they are not Chinese in origin. The exact origin of fortune cookies is unclear, though various immigrant groups in California claim to have popularized them in the early 20th century. They most likely originated from cookies made by Japanese immigrants to the United States in the late 19th or early 20th century. The Japanese version did not have the Chinese lucky numbers and was eaten with tea.
As far back as the 19th century, a cookie very similar in appearance to the modern fortune cookie was made in Kyoto, Japan; and there is a Japanese temple tradition of random fortunes, called omikuji. The Japanese version of the cookie differs in several ways: they are a little bit larger; are made of darker dough; and their batter contains sesame and miso rather than vanilla and butter. They contain a fortune; however, the small slip of paper was wedged into the bend of the cookie rather than placed inside the hollow portion. This kind of cookie is called tsujiura senbei (辻占煎餅) and is still sold in some regions of Japan, especially in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. It is also sold in the neighborhood of Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto.
Makoto Hagiwara of Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco is reported to have been the first person in the U.S. to have served the modern version of the cookie when he did so at the tea garden in the 1890s or early 1900s. The fortune cookies were made by a San Francisco bakery, Benkyodo.
David Jung, founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company in Los Angeles, has made a competing claim that he invented the cookie in 1918. San Francisco's Court of Historical Review attempted to settle the dispute in 1983. During the proceedings, a fortune cookie was introduced as a piece of evidence with a message reading, "S.F. Judge who rules for L.A. Not Very Smart Cookie". A federal judge of the Court of Historical Review, from San Francisco themselves, determined that the cookie originated with Hagiwara and the court ruled in favor of San Francisco. Subsequently, the city of Los Angeles condemned the decision.
Seiichi Kito, the founder of Fugetsu-do of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, also claims to have invented the cookie. Kito claims to have gotten the idea of putting a message in a cookie from Omikuji (fortune slip) which are sold at temples and shrines in Japan. According to his story, he sold his cookies to Chinese restaurants where they were greeted with much enthusiasm in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, before spreading.
Fortune cookies moved from being a confection dominated by Japanese-Americans to one dominated by Chinese-Americans sometime around World War II. One theory for why this occurred is because of the Japanese American internment during World War II, which forcibly put over 100,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps, including those who had produced fortune cookies. This gave an opportunity for Chinese manufacturers.
Fortune cookies before the early 20th century were all made by hand. The fortune cookie industry changed dramatically after the fortune cookie machine was invented by Shuck Yee from Oakland, California. The machine allowed for mass production of fortune cookies which subsequently allowed the cookies to drop in price to become the novelty and courtesy dessert many Americans are familiar with after their meals at most Chinese restaurants today.
There are approximately 3 billion fortune cookies made each year globally, the majority of them consumed in the US. The largest manufacturer of the cookies is Wonton Food, Inc., headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. They make over 4.5 million fortune cookies per day. Other large manufacturers are Baily International in the Midwest and Peking Noodle in Los Angeles. There are other smaller, local manufacturers including Tsue Chong Co. in Seattle, Keefer Court Food in Minneapolis, Sunrise Fortune Cookie in Philadelphia, and Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco. Many smaller companies will also sell custom fortunes.
Manufacturing processes vary, but they generally follow the same procedure. The ingredients (typically made with a base of flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil) are mixed in a large tank and squirted onto fast moving trays. These function like a conveyor belt and are heated to cook the dough. Cookies are compressed with round hot plates to shape and cook them. The cookies bake for approximately one minute and are reshaped. They can be mechanically shaped or folded by hand. When automated, a machine folds the cookie into the correct orientation with the fortune inside. Cooled and hardened cookies are sealed in plastic wrappers, which are inspected before being shipped. Today, most cookies are produced in the United States with the biggest factory located in Brooklyn. 
Fortune cookies are sometimes used for special marketing promotions. For example, the film Kung Fu Panda 3 was promoted by putting quotations from the protagonist of the film on fortune cookie slips.
In 1989, fortune cookies were reportedly imported into Hong Kong and sold as "genuine American fortune cookies". Wonton Food attempted to expand its fortune cookie business into China in 1992, but gave up after fortune cookies were considered "too American".
There are also multi-cultural versions of the fortune cookie. For instance, the Mexican version of the fortune cookie, called the "Lucky Taco", is a red taco-shaped cookie with a fortune inside. The same company that makes the Lucky Taco also makes a "Lucky Cannoli", inspired by Italian cannolis.
Sweet cinnamon powder lightly scatters each time this Cookie swings his cape. If you happened to be at Cinnamon Cookie's show, prepare for some of the most hectic, yet amazingly spectacular card tricks! As they go up and down and side to side, it is almost impossible to follow. One might say that Cinnamon Cookie's limitless energy can be tiresome, but as long as a single Cookie enjoys the wonderful show, it must go on. Keep your distance though: being too close to this sweet-scented magician will make you sneeze. Poof!
If your plan is to trick your partygoers into opening a fortune cookie with a menacing, yet 100% family-friendly fortune inside, you certainly don't want it packaged in a box with a huge "THESE ARE PRANK FORTUNE COOKIES" sticker staring you in the face, do you? Of course you don't. That's why Unfortunate Fortune Cookies are packaged exactly like traditional fortune cookies.
At the Chinese restaurant, Star and Marco share a meal, and a waitress serves them a plate of fortune cookies. After Star mistakenly eats a cookie without removing the fortune inside, Marco plays a trick on her and tells her that fortune cookies can magically predict the future. His first fortune reads, "A friend will greet you with a smile." Star smiles at the sentiment, and Marco says his fortune came true. Star opens another cookie and gets a fortune that reads, "Think positive and good luck will come your way." One of the restaurant employees is about to throw out some stale cookies, but when she sees how excited Star gets over them, she gives the cookies to her. Marco says Star's fortune came true, and Star is completely enthralled by the cookies' "magic".
The next day, Star still worships fortune cookies as being prophetic. Marco confesses that he was only playing a trick on her, but Star does not believe him. Her next fortune reads, "An unexpected visitor will soon arrive." To prove his point, Marco opens the front door and says no one is there. But as soon as he mentions nachos, Ferguson appears. Marco tries to get Ferguson to side with him, but Ferguson also believes fortune cookies are real. Star unwraps another fortune, and it reads, "Reach for the stars and achieve your dream." Using her magic wand, Star blasts a hole in the ceiling, saying she always dreamed of putting in a skylight.
Meanwhile, at Ludo's castle, Ludo shows Toffee to the castle breakroom, where Ludo's monsters are dancing and goofing off. Buff Frog appears through a dimensional portal and reports to Ludo about Star and her fortune cookie obsession. This gives Toffee an idea, but Buff Frog is unsure that he can be trusted.