These Pokéball cupcakes are perfect if you have a little trainer obsessed with Pokémon. They’re great for a Pokémon birthday, playdate, or movie night.
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are constantly training to be the very best Pokémon trainers there ever was. We seriously break out our Pokemon paper puppets on the regular to see if we can catch more and evolve them so we can battle it out to the finish. But, sometimes, we need a break to fuel our little trainers with a Pokémon fruit tray or take an even bigger break to celebrate their birthdays with something special.
In light of that big upcoming event, we pondered over our funnest Pokémon birthday ideas and came up with these Pokémon Pokéball Cupcakes–and they’re exactly what Dr. Proctor ordered. Let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Pokémon Birthday Cupcakes
- Don’t go too fast when cutting the fondant. Take your time – you’ll be happier with the result. If Charmander shows-up, catch it, then come back to the cupcakes. P.S. Your kids would get that…
- These come together quickly, so you can wait to make these. You can even make them the day of the big Pokémon birthday party. If you’re going to make them ahead of time, store them on the counter.
- Start with our trusty Lazy Girl cupcakes recipe – they always make the best base for any themed cupcake.
How Do I Make these Pokéball Cupcakes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a pokémon food ideas playlist on YouTube, here is our pokéball cupcakes video tutorial.
- 12 cupcakes (use our Easy Vanilla Cupcake recipe here)
- 2 cups vanilla frosting (from your favorite recipe or canned frosting)
- 2 (4.4 ounce) containers red fondant
- 2 (4.4 ounce) containers white fondant
- 1 (4.4 ounce) containers black fondant
- Frost your cupcakes with a little (not too much) vanilla frosting.
- Roll each of the fondant colors to about ¼ cm thick (very thin).
- Using a large circle cookie cutter (at least the same size of the cupcakes or a smidge bigger), cut both the red and white fondants into 6 circles. Then, use a knife to cut each of those 6 circles in half.
- Place a white half-circle on the bottom of each of your cupcakes and then place a red half-circle on the top of each of your cupcakes.
- Then, press the fondant into place gently with your fingers and smooth the shape out. Also, clean-up any frosting that might escape under the fondant, that way you have a clean-looking edge.
- Use a much smaller circle (like a piping tip) in order to cut 12 circles from the black fondant.
- Then, using a sharp knife, also cut 12 straight strips the length of a cupcake from the black fondant that are about ½ inch wide.
- Place the black strips across cupcake where the red and white fondant meet, like a belt. Then, place a black circle in the middle of each of those strips.
- From your leftover white fondant, use a straw to cut 12 even smaller circles. Alternatively, you can use a small pinch of fondant to create a tiny circle and then press it flat. Gently press the small white circle on to the center of the black circle.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 120mg Carbohydrates: 43g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 39g Protein: 0g
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More Pokémon Food Ideas You Might Like
- Pokémon Fruit Tray – Super simple, but really impressive display of fruit that’s perfect for any post-battle party.
- Pokémon Paper Puppets – A super fun craft the kids will LOVE making, then they can play with anytime they’d like to train.
- Pokéball Cheese Snack – When your little trainer’s tummies are rumbling, this powerful little ball of cheese is packed with energy.
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