My grandson loves to play Pokémon and requested this theme for his birthday cake.
He agreed to narrow down the choices of his favorite characters to three for his cake.
After researching more about Pokémon, I found that some of the main images in the game are water, leaf, and fire.
Fortunately, these symbols were easy to make out of fondant.
For the two chocolate cakes, I used a 9 x 13 inch pan. Then half of the second batter was poured into a small metal bowl and the rest poured into a round cake pan. The large cake was cut in half to make two rectangle shaped pieces. The round cake was trimmed for the middle section. Now the round bowl piece was set in the center of the three sections for the Poké Ball.
I love the Savory Sweet Life blog’s Buttercream Frosting recipe and one thin layer was spread on the cake shapes. The cake was then put in the freezer, while I made the fondant.
Rice Krispie treats work great for molding the character shapes. Since fondant is expensive and can sometimes be hard as a rock, I found the perfect recipe. Marshmallow Fondant is great to work with and the How She Does It website gives a detailed step by step tutorial for a “no-fail’ recipe.
His friends are all Pokémon lovers and they enjoyed choosing which parts of the cake they wanted to eat.
Was it a labor of love? Absolutely.
But this grandma works for hugs and birthday boy smiles.