Pikachu Cake!

pikachu cake by cococakeland

pokemon cake topper

What can I say? You either know this nerd, or you don’t – you are either down with the POKEMON or you exist in a quiet, secluded and gentle vacuum untouched by the cultural phenomena of the last two decades. I existed lightly in this vacuum until my son Teddy turned the magical age of five, and started Kindergarten. Then all of a sudden, the Pokemon firestorm began. I still haven’t had to shell out one cent for any pack of Pokemon cards for Teddy, but truly I would if he wanted them that badly… I feel lucky that Teddy is perfectly satisfied with his tattered Ziplock bag of who-knows-what Pokemon. I’m glad he’s not overwhelmed by the obsession to keep up with his classmates, who will now be referred to as the “Pokemon Joneses.”

pikachu cake by cococakeland

Pokemon characters make cute cakes though, non??? Hehe. Oh, and to the uninitiated – this yellow fellow is not NAMED Pokemon, which was my rookie mistake. This dude is the ringleader and his name is PIKACHU. PEEK-AHHH-CHOO. The Pikachu cake mouth was really bugging me and I made quite a few of them before I settled on this optical illusion black crown/pink rock fondant combo. But, as usual, I feel the piece de resistance of this cake is the paper POKEBALL CAKE TOPPER! It really drives home the overall theme, lol. I sat at the table and verrrrry carefully made the topper using my trusty circle punches and Sharpies! The ears are simply cut out yellow card stock, coloured in on both sides. I made fondant ears, but since this was a hot-ass day in July, I decided paper ears were a safer bet for sticking up and staying put!

kawaii pokemon cake

Theo is my son Teddy’s buddy, and one half of what is known as The Theodore Experience – he goes by Theo, Teddy goes by… Teddy. Two sweet Theodores! Thank you Mia for asking me to make this! Happy 6th birthday, Theo! Hope you loved your Pikachu cake! xo Lyndsay aka Teddy’s mom 

5 Responses to “Pikachu Cake!”

  1. Aayush Kumar

    Happy birthday

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  2. holly

    What tip did you use to decorate the yellow icing with?

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      It’s a multi-opening tip usually referred to as a grass tip – I like Wilton #234!

  3. Steph

    Hey Lyndsay! I’m going to try and make my first Kawaii cake in a couple of weeks and had a few questions! Is there a difference between the #233 and #234 Wilon tips? Will the #233 create the same look as the #234 you recommend? I was also wondering where you get your fondant from (and which brand you use) or if you make it yourself? I had considered making it myself but have read that the rich dark colours like black and red are really tough to make. Anyway, thank you ahead of time for your advice! :)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Steph! #233 will certainly still give you a furry look, the #234 is larger which covers more surface area so it’s a bit quicker. I like to use Satin Ice fondant for my face and ear pieces – it’s because it comes in these great little 125 gram packages so you can use it fresh and it’s inexpensive. Definitely pre-purchase when it comes to black and red, you are correct, it’s certainly easier than colouring your own fondant. Best of luck and please email me a pic of the finished cake! :)

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