Monday, October 17, 2011

Pokemon Pikachu Cupcakes

When I started doing research on Pokemon, I had no idea the amount of characters involved. There are A LOT, no joke. So when I was for ideas for these cupcakes, I figured Pikachu was the safest bet. 

He seems to be the most recognizable character. In my defense, my kids are still too young to be into Pokemon and even I know who Pikachu is, so that is the character I decided to go with.

He was pretty easy to make, a simple line drawing I tweaked a bit in order to fit into the topper size I needed. If you would like to make this yourself you can print the template I used from {HERE}. If this is your first time on this site you may want to review how I make these by reading this post or this post. They both pretty much cover all the bases on how I make these type of sugar toppers.

After printing out and covering your templates, you can outline and fill in the details of Pikachu using royal icing. Letting each color fully dry before adding the next color.

I typically let the finished topper dry for a full 24 hours before I lift them off the paper, this insures that it is completely dry.
This is a different topper :)

When I'm ready to put all my pieces together, I pipe a ring of frosting around the rim of the cupcake using a large decorating tip (#1M) and roll it in whatever type of sprinkles I am using. For this particular cupcake I used multi-colored confetti sprinkles, to give it a little extra pop of color.

Being really careful and very gentle, I place the topper on top of the frosted cupcake and give it a little turn as I push down, to help it adhere to the frosting. And viola...the finished cupcakes!!

I used both chocolate and vanilla frosting for these.

The birthday boy loved them and the parents gobbled up the leftovers, so all in all another great cupcake success!! If you have any questions or just want to  let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Happy Cupcaking!