The Sims: Makin' Magic

Cooking and Spellcrafting

This little guide is destined to help your Sims in their journey through the path of magic. Here you will find lists of ingredients, discover how to obtain them, learn cooking and spell recipes and find out which purpose serve certain new objects.

Hints and tips will give you some precious information about spellcasting, quest and MagiCoins, and you can also find a tutorial about dueling in the Magic Arena.



Cooking Ingredients

Baking Mix
Buy it in Magic Town from the Gypsy Clerk for $10.
Butter
Buy it in Magic Town from the Gypsy Clerk for $20 or use the Butter Churn to make your own.
Elderberries
You can buy them in Magic Town from the Gypsy Clerk for $15, or you can choose to buy sprigs for $30 and grow them in your backyard.
Grapes
You can buy them in Magic Town from the Gypsy Clerk for $30, or you can choose to buy sprigs for $60 and grow them in your backyard.
Honey
You can buy in in Magic Town from the Gypsy Clerk for $20, or you can harvest it yourself with the Wax'n'Honey Maker. Two harvests will allow you to collect the honey.
Picked Carrots
Buy the seeds in Old Town from a Produce Store for $25, plant them in your backyard and harvest them.
Sugar
Buy it in MagicTown from the Gypsy Clerk for $8.
   


Cooking Tools

A Sim's Guide to Cooking
Cost: $89
This is your family cookbook. All your recipes will be listed here, along with their ingredients. Keep it handy by the oven.
Standard Plus Brick Oven for Bakers
Cost: $899
You can't bake without an oven. Add your ingredients first and then bake them, it's that simple.
Old-Fashioned Butter Churn
Cost: $447
Home made fresh butter everyday! Why buy it when you can make it? You can add the butter to your inventory to use in baking or spell recipes, and you can even sell it for some profit right out of the Churn.
A Pressing Feeling
Cost: $599
Make your nectar the old fashion way: add your ingredients and then dance and stomp arround in the barrel. You can add nectar to your inventory or store it in the wine bar for later use.
Taste of the Vine Nectar Bar
Cost: $899
Your handy nectar storage. The bottles will be visible as you store them: red, purple and yellow labels for elderberry, grape and honey nectar respectively.
Wax'n'Honey Maker
Cost: $875
Harvest your own honey and beeswax from your own beehive. Sell them for profit or place them in your inventory for spell and baking needs. One harvest is enough for beeswax, but honey requires two harvests.


Cooking Recipes

Picture Recipe Name Ingredients Combine In
Baked Bread Baking Mix
Baking Mix
Baking Mix
Baker's Oven
Carrot Cake Butter
Picked Carrots
Baking Mix
Baker's Oven
Homemade Cake Butter
Sugar
Baking Mix
Baker's Oven
Elderberry Pie Sugar
Elderberries
Baking Mix
Baker's Oven
Magic Tart Baking Mix
Butter
Pixie Dust
Baker's Oven
Berry Nectar Elderberries
Elderberries
Sugar
Nectar Press
Grape Nectar Grapes
Grapes
Sugar
Nectar Press
Honey Nectar Honey
Grapes
Sugar
Nectar Press
Magic Nectar Grapes
Grapes
Toad Sweat
Nectar Press

Baked goods can't be sold or placed in your inventory, but they will surely make a good meal for everyone in the house.

The Magic Tart and Magic Nectar can't be served or placed in your inventory. The Sim who makes them will eat/drink them right away.

Nectars can be placed in your inventory or stored in the Nectar Bar. The Berry Nectar is used to barter with one of the vendors in Magic Town.



Spell Ingredients and Reagents

Beeswax
Buy it in Magic Town from Apothecary Todd for 17 MagiCoins or harvest it yourself with the Wax'n'Honey Maker. One harvest will allow you to collect Beeswax.
Black Roses
If you've decided to pursue a career in stardom, an Obsessed Fan will leave these in your property.
Butter
Buy it in Magic Town from the Gypsy Clerk for $20 or use the Butter Churn to make your own.
Clown Confetti
Quest reward from a Magic Town merchant.
Diamond Dust
Buy it in Magic Town from Mara for 119 MagiCoins.
Dragon Scales
Buy it in Magic Town from Vicki the Vampiress for 21 MagiCoins. Can drop from dragons after grooming them.
Dragon Tears
Buy it in Magic Town from Vicki the Vampiress for 24 MagiCoins. Can drop from dragons after tickling them.
Faerie Dust
Children only item. Randomly obtained by playing with Visions of Sugarplums toybox.
Four Leaf Clover
Barter with Mara in Magic Town, trade for one Honey.
Golden Thread
Buy it in Magic Town from Mara for 14 MagiCoins, or make your own in the Prick-Me-Not Spinning Wheel.
Garlic
Barter with Vicki the Vampiress in Magic Town, trade for Beeswax.
Glacial Glass
Quest reward from a Magic Town merchant.
Llama Spit
Buy it in Magic Town from Apothecary Todd for 25 MagiCoins.
Magic Beans
Buy it in Magic Town from Apothecary Todd for 27 MagiCoins.
Pegasus Feather
Quest reward from a Magic Town merchant.
Pet Treats
Buy them in Old Town from any Pet Store for $40.
Pixie Dust
Buy it in Magic Town from Mara for 31 MagiCoins.
Rubber Chicken
Barter with Apothecary Todd in Magic Town, trade for one Elderberry Nectar.
Sands of Time
Buy it in Magic Town from Mara for 25 MagiCoins.
Snake Venom
Barter with the Snake Charmer in Magic Town, trade for Golden Thread.
Toadstools
Buy it in Magic Town from Apothecary Todd for 9 MagiCoins.
Toad Sweat
Buy it in Magic Town from Apothecary Todd for 21 MagiCoins. Can be otained randomly by kissing frogs (use Toadification spell to turn a Sim into a frog).
Wizard's Eyelashes
Quest reward from a Magic Town merchant.


Spell Tools

Prick-Me-Not Spinning Wheel
Cost: $417
Spin your own Golden Thread and then sell it or add it to your inventory for using in spell and charm recipes.
Wax'n'Honey Maker
Cost: $875
Harvest your own honey and beeswax from your own beehive. Sell them for profit or place them in your inventory for spell and baking needs. One harvest is enough for beeswax, but honey requires two harvests.
The Start Here Spell Book
Cost: $159
Keeps track of the spells you have discovered and holds the recipes for all of them. This book is a must for any magic-learning Sim.
The Start Here Spell Book, Version 2.0
Cost: $149
A modern and upgraded version of the original, this book has all the spell recipes you will ever need and keeps track of the ones you already know.
Ever After Crafter
Cost: $199
Add your ingredients and craft yourself a Charm. You can place them in any surface and use them repeatedly.
Spellbound Wand Charger by MagiCo
Cost: $129
Add your ingredients and wave your wand around to charge it. Spells will be placed in your inventory in the Magic Items section.
The MagiCo Neomagical Newt
Cost: $99
Children only item. This is where your little witches and wizards combine their ingredients for spells and charms.


Spell and Charm Recipes

Spell Name Ingredients Combine In Effect
Toadification
Butter
Toadstools
Toad Sweat
Wand Charger Turns a Sim into a frog for a short period of time. Frogs are kissable
Beauty or Beast
Beeswax
Beeswax
Beeswax
Ever After Crafter Turns your Sim into a horrific or beautiful creature
Relationship Boost
Honey
Honey
Pixie Dust
Wand Charger Boosts one relationship by 25.
Horn of Plenty
Golden Thread
Magic Bean
Magic Bean
Ever After Crafter Generate four platters of food.
Enchant
Golden Thread
Magic Bean
Magic Bean
Wand Charger Bring inanimate objects to life. Try using it on a garden gnome.
Dish Wish
Golden Thread
Golden Thread
Llama Spit
Ever After Crafter Clears all dirty dishes.
Get Happy
Honey
Grapes
Pixie Dust
Wand Charger Cheers up a Sim.
Rain of Riches
Beeswax
Rubber Chicken
Diamond Dust
Ever After Crafter Generates several piles of treasure which you can sell.
Shed Your Skin
Beeswax
Beeswax
Sands of Time
Ever After Crafter Turns your Sim into a ghost. Do not use during daytime.
Smiley Faces
Honey
Garlic
Toad Sweat
Wand Charger Instantly makes a family friend.
Polar Attraction
Beeswax
Dragon Scales
Llama Spit
Ever After Crafter Makes everyone in your lot like you.
Banish
Butter
Snake Venom
Garlic
Wand Charger Removes an undesired Sim from your lot.
Clone Drone
Beeswax
Sands of Time
Pegasus Feather
Ever After Crafter Creates a clone that goes to work instead of the caster.
Perfect Garden
Golden Thread
Magic Beans
Four Leaf Clover
Ever After Crafter Agricultural fixer-upper. Do not use if you have gnomes
Magic Mood
Beeswax
Magic Beans
Glacial Glass
Ever After Crafter Raises your mood or that of everyone in your lot.
Love Struck
Honey
Dragon Tears
Pixie Dust
Wand Charger Attracts a Sim instantly. Make sure that Sim isn't dating anyone though.
Hypnotize
Butter
Toad Sweat
Clown Confetti
Wand Charger Allows you to take advantage of another Sim.
Of House and Home
Golden Thread
Glacial Glass
Pegasus Feather
Ever After Crafter Summons Wally O'Wisp to clean and repair. Beware of his twin sister.
The Big Question
Honey
Clown Confetti
Wizard Eyelashes
Wand Charger Cast it on the Sim you want to propose to you.
Price of Fame
Beeswax
Diamond Dust
Black Roses
Ever After Crafter Instant fame, (star level of 4.5).
A Friend Indeed Butter
Pet Treats
Clown Confetti
Wand Charger Turns a family pet into a Sim permanently.


Children's Spells and Charms

Spell Name Ingredients Combine In Effect
Beauty or Beast Jr.
Toadstools
Toadstools
Toadstools
Neomagical Newt Turn into skeleton or imp (boys) and pixie (girls).
Get Happy Jr.
Toadstools
Dragon Scales
Faerie Dust
Neomagical Newt Increases overall mood.
Enchant
Faerie Dust
Faerie Dust
Dragon Tears
Neomagical Newt Bring some inanimate objects to life.
No More Puddles?
Toadstools
Toadstools
Dragon Tears
Neomagical Newt Fills up caster's Hygiene meter.
Make Cakes
Toadstools
Toadstools
Faerie Dust
Neomagical Newt Generates cakes.
Smiley Face Jr.
Dragon Tears
Dragon Tears
Faerie Dust
Neomagical Newt Makes an instant friend.
Invisible Friend
Toadstools
Faerie Dust
Faerie Dust
Neomagical Newt Summons invisible friend to play and talk to the caster.
Clone Drone Jr.
Toadstools
Dragon Tears
Dragon Scales
Neomagical Newt Creates a clone to go to school instead of the caster.
Age of Instant
Toadstools
Dragon Scales
Dragon Scales
Neomagical Newt Child will become an adult. Possibility of reverting to a baby.


TIPS AND HINTS

Spells can have side effects according to the mood and skills of the casters. Before you start meddling with spells and charms, raise your Sim's skills to the maximum and have him/her in a good mood before casting.

Merchant quests are given randomly, and different quests can give you the same item, so if you don't get what you're looking for, keep trying. Make sure you talk to Vicki Vampiress, Mara and Apothecary Todd in all the different lots. Quests may involve solving a puzzle, finding someone, delivering an item or playing a game with the quest giver.

Earn your MagiCoins by performing tricks for a large audience. The more people are watching you, the more you receive. Green up fully before you head to Magic Town, then perform 7 or 8 tricks in a row on the same object.

Keep in mind that the success of the tricks performed on the standard stage (levitation trick, swords trick and chopped woman trick) depends on your Mechanical skill, while the trick table and the mystical stage rely on your logical skill.

You can also gain MagiCoins by dueling (see below).

DUELING

Before beginning a duel, it's important to learn how dueling works. Dueling is not based on your sim's skills at all. It's a puzzle game instead, much like "rock paper scissors".

There are five colors of spells. Each of them wins against two colors, loses to another two colors and always ties with itself.

When you begin a duel, a spell color will be taken away. You will then have to play with the remaining colors during four rounds and win the most rounds you can. The color being cast will flash on the respective color sphere, so pay attention. Plan ahead, have the following chart handy, pause if needed and waste no time in casting your spell or your sim will choose randomly what to cast.

Color Wins against Loses to
Black Yellow
White
Blue
Red
Blue Black
Yellow
Red
White
Red Black
Blue
Yellow
White
Yellow Red
White
Black
Blue
White Blue
Red
Black
Yellow

Win or lose, you will always get some MagiCoins for dueling and an extra dose of fun for watching the spell effects!