Pikachu Cupcakes for Pokemon Fans

These Pikachu Cupcakes for a Pokemon party will WOW. These adorable little treats are the cutest, yummiest treats and surprisingly, they’re so easy to make.

With your favorite cupcake base and fun Pikachu cupcake topper, they’re sure to be the star of the party or snack time. The best part is that you can make both the cupcake and topper separately, saving you tons of stress when party planning.

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Pikachu Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I enjoy sharing fun themed party cupcake ideas everyone will talk about, but I like to keep them simple enough for those of us who are NOT professional bakers. Let’s face it: we have enough to do for playdates and parties…

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These Pokemon cupcakes can have any cupcake base (purchased or made). Two of my popular basic cupcake recipes are:

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Supplies and Tips

Here are all of the supplies that you will need to make these Pokemon party cupcakes. You can substitute the cutters and other tools, like the tips. You can also color your own fondant or pick up pre-colored fondant.

  • Prebaked Cupcakes
  • Frosting
  • Yellow, Red, White, and Black Fondant (I use these pre-colored fondant packs)
  • Small Rolling Pin
  • X-Acto Knife
  • 2 inch cookie cutter
  • ½ inch square cutter
  • Tip 12 and Tip 8
  • Small cup of water
  • Paper Towels
  • Paint Brush
  • Silicon Mat, optional
  • Powdered Sugar
Overhead image of ingredients to make Pikacgu cupcakes - cupcakes, fondant, frosting, and piping tips

How to Make Pikachu Cupcakes

First, lightly dust a surface with powdered sugar, and then roll out the yellow fondant to about 1/4 inch thick. I think a non-stick or Silpat mat is best for this.

Using the circle cutter, cut out however many cupcake toppers you will need, as well as small yellow squares for the ears.

Overhead image of cutting shapes out of yellow fondant

Next, roll out the red fondant, and use the small end of Tip 12 to cut out red circles for the cheeks. Press with your finger to flatten and widen them, and then place on the yellow circle, just below the center.

Vertical overhead image of assembling fondant pieces to make a Pikachu face onto cupcakes

Cut out black circles for the eyes using the small end of Tip 12. Press the eyes, but not into the fondant.

Use the small end of Tip 12 again to cut out a black circle for the nose and mouth. Then use the small end of Tip 8 to cut out the nose from the circle, leaving a leftover piece of fondant for making the mouth.

Use your fingers to roll the leftover piece into a “snake” and gently shape it into the design of the mouth.

Vertical overhead image of supplies and fondant to assemble Pikachu face for cupcakes

Once you have all of the pieces cut out, use a small amount of water to adhere the fondant pieces to the face.

Lastly, you will make the ears by cutting the squares in half diagonally, then trimming the triangles into the shape of an ear. Gently adhere black fondant to the top of the ear using water and trim off any excess.

Overhead vertical image painting tips on Pikachu ears for a fondant cupcake topper

Dampen the top of the circle lightly and place the ears while gently pressing them into the topper. Help perk them up my pressing them in.

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Pikachu Cupcakes

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Calling all Pokemon fans! If you're planning a Pokemon party, I have the perfect treat for your party guests - Pikachu cupcakes! These Pokemon cupcakes are simple to decorate using colored fondant and premade cupcakes, or your favorite homemade cupcake recipe. Your guests will rave over these super cute cupcakes that make a perfect Pikachu party treat! These Pokemon party cupcakes are so cute, no one will ever believe that you made them yourself. Save this tutorial for your Pokemon Party Ideas!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Pre-Made Cupcakes (Can Be Made or Purchased One Day Prior)
  • Frosting
  • Yellow Fondant
  • Red Fondant
  • White Fondant
  • Black Fondant
  • Small cup of water
  • Paper Towels
  • Powdered Sugar

Tools

  • Non-Stick Mat
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Tips 8 and 12 (or other circular cutters)
  • 1/2 inch Square Cutter (or the X-Acto)
  • 2-inch round cookie cutter (or biscuit cutter)
  • Small Rolling Pin

Instructions

    1. First, lightly dust your surface with powdered sugar and roll out the yellow fondant (about 1/4 inch thick).
    2. Using the circle cutter, cut out however many cupcake toppers you will need as well as small yellow squares for the ears.
    3. Roll out the red fondant and use the small end of Tip 12 to cut out red circles for the cheeks. Press with your finger to flatten and widen them and place on the yellow circle, just below the center for cheeks.
    4. Cut out black circles for the eyes using the small end of Tip 12. Press the eyes flatter but place into the fondant.
    5. Use the small end of Tip 12 again to cut out a black circle for the nose and mouth. Use the small end of Tip 8 to cut out the nose from the circle, leaving a leftover piece of fondant for making the mouth.
    6. Use your fingers to roll the leftover piece into a “snake” and gently shape it into the design of the mouth.
    7. Once all pieces are cut, use a small amount of water to adhere the fondant pieces to the face with the small paintbrush.
    8. To make the ears, cut the squares in half diagonally, trimming the triangles into the shape of an ear. Gently adhere black fondant to the top of the ear using water and the small brush. Trim off any excess.
    9. Dampen the top of the circle lightly and place the eara while gently pressing them into the topper.

Notes

When working with fondant, store them in a zip-top bag while working with them so they don't dry out. The fondant should feel like play doh, it should not be hard nor sticky when working with it.

I get pre-colored fondant from Amazon or Michael's craft store.

You can also add some white fondant to a small cup with a drop or two of water. Mix together until it breaks down fully and turns into a sticky substance.

Make these in batches so each step can have 5-10 min rest time between to allow the fondant to firm up.

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