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Monday, October 6, 2014

Birthday Dreams ... Pokemon Themed Cupcakes

The next themed I signed up for Birthday Dreams (Bringing Birthday's to Homeless kids) was a Pokemon party.  I did some googling and found some ideas I ran with from 1st Birthday Cakes and New Party Ideas.  From there I just kind of made it my own using candy clay to make the toppers.  

What you Need:
Candy Clay (White, Red, Yellow and Black)
Black Piping Gel

Frost your cupcakes and then get to work on your candy clay.  Since I make cupcakes once a week for this charity I have a stock on candy clay in my fridge.  I did make some new to make these ones.

Candy clay is so easy to make and it holds it shape unlike the fondant I use to make cupcake toppers.

Candy Clay
12oz Candy Melts (In Red, Yellow, Black and White)
1/4 Cup light corn Syrup

Melt your Candy Melts in microwave (mine takes about 2 minutes). Stir them to become smooth and add the corn syrup.  It will become thick and form a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit out and dry.  Takes a few hours or over night is best. (alexis note: I found to roll this out use a little powder sugar (like you would do with flour), also you have to kneed it a little like you would dough to make it easy to roll out).

For Pokeball:

White Candy Clay
Black Candy Clay
Red Candy Clay
Black Pipping Gel
Frosted Cupcakes
Circle Cutter
Small Circle Cutter (or a pipping tip like I did)

Roll out the red candy clay (with a little powder sugar), take a circle cutter and make red circles.  Then roll white candy clay (with a little powder sugar), take a circle cutter and make white circles. Take a knife and cut your circles in half.  Put a white and red half together by pushing them together.  Then take a small circle cutter to make white circles for the middle. I used a little black pipping gel to out line the small circle and the outline where the white and red meet.  Add to a frosted cupcake!

For Pikachu:

Yellow Candy Clay
Black Candy Clay
Red Candy Clay
Black Pipping Gel
Frosted Cupcakes
Circle Cutter

I rolled out my yellow candy clay (using a little powder sugar). I took my circle cutter to make the face.  for the ears I took a small amount of yellow and formed ear shapes.  I rolled out little balls in red for the cheeks. I added the ears with a little water and then with a little water to the back of the red balls I added the cheeks. I pushed them down to flatten them out.  Doing the same with black to make eyes and a nose.  For the mouth I tried a few different method's like a candy marker, or making it with black candy clay and then finally decided on using my Wilton pipping gel in black. Add to a frosted cupcake!

They turned out pretty darn cool if I must say so:

I picked up these awesome cupcake trays on Amazon.
So much better then the boxes I've been delivering in.

Thanks for Stopping by!

Don't forget to see the parties I link up to HERE.


  1. My two are obsessed with Pokemon, so they would love these.

    1. So are mine! Cole has picked this as his theme in April :)

  2. My husband loves Pokemon and plays online with several coworkers using his DS! He would totally love these.

  3. You did a great job....those came out really cute!

  4. Why don't you take a Pokemon in the bathroom with you?

    Cause it might Pik-a-chu (peek at you)!

  5. Is there anything you can't make, they're amazing!

  6. What a fun idea! You are so talented.Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  7. My son LOVES pokemon and guess what? He has a birthday coming up next month! Guess I'll be making these for him:) See? Inspired! Thank you for sharing this with us at last week's Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party! We hope to see you there again tonight starting @ 9pm est:)


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