Pokemon GO Cupcakes: Gotta Bake ’em All

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pokemon cupcakes

What’s Up, Hungry People!

Whether or not you’ve hopped onto the Pokemon frenzy that’s taken the world by storm these past months, it’s clear that Pokemon sightings are becoming a daily norm. As a dedicated Pokemon GO player, I’ve been itching to whip up some Pokemon-inspired goodies!

I Choose YOU, Fondant!

This week, my goal was to hone my fondant technique. I chose a simple sour cream and lemon cupcake base. For those iconic Pokeballs, I layered thin red and white fondant sheets. Want a 3D touch? Drape your fondant over a bowl and let it set for a few days.

Crafting a basic fondant Pokeball? Roll your fondant thin, cut circles, and slice them in half. When it comes to water, balance is key: just enough acts as a potent adhesive, but an excess can ruin the edges.

pokeball fondant

Here’s What You Need:

  • Cupcake mix: The base for our cupcakes, providing flavor and structure.
  • Fondant: Moldable icing for crafting Pokemon shapes and designs.
  • Frosting: Adds sweetness, texture, and a canvas for your fondant figures.
  • Food coloring (optional): Used to customize the color of your frosting to match Pokemon themes.
flat pokeball in fondant

I’m particularly proud of my fondant Pikachu, inspired by a straightforward YouTube guide by Zoes Fancy Cakes. Crafting the Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur? Well, they posed a more fun challenge.

fondant pokemon

Each fondant Pokemon took a solid 1-2 hours. And while they’re meant more for show than for munching on, you could totally eat them (though I’ve kept mine showcased in a display case!). Whether you’re topping off a cake or a cupcake, or just crafting for fun – remember, Gotta Catch ’em All!

fondant squirtle
fondant bulbasaur
fondant derp charmander

Pro Tips for the Perfect Pokemon Cupcakes:

  • Fondant Setting: For the best results, allow your fondant figures to harden for at least 24 hours.
  • Cooling: Ensure cupcakes are completely cooled before frosting. This prevents the frosting from melting or becoming too soft.
  • Frosting Thickness: For a smooth finish, ensure your frosting is of even consistency before applying.
  • Handling Fondant: Use minimal water when bonding fondant pieces. Too much can make it soggy, and too little won’t hold them together.
fondant pikachu

Crafting these pokemon GO cupcakes was such a nostalgic ride for me, blending the world of culinary creation with the joy of Pokemon hunting. And the best part? Every bite took me right back to the streets, searching for the next Pokemon to add to my collection.

fondant pokemon cupcakes

Whether you’re a pro at Pokemon GO or just a baking enthusiast, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

What’s your favorite Pokemon? What level are you in Pokemon GO? Let me know in the comments!

pokemon cupcakes

Pokemon GO Cupcakes

The Starving Chef
Dive into nostalgia with these Pokemon GO-inspired cupcakes, blending flavorful cake with intricate fondant designs.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Assemble Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Cupcakes
Servings 12 cupcakes


  • 1 box cupcake mix + ingredients required on box
  • 6 cups fondant varying colors for Pokemon
  • 16 oz frosting
  • food coloring in desired colors, optinal


  • Prepare the Pokemon fondant figures in advance, allowing them to harden for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Follow the cupcake mix box directions to bake the cupcakes. Once baked, let them cool thoroughly.
  • Apply frosting to the cupcakes in your chosen colors and designs. Place the fondant Pokemon and Pokeballs atop each cupcake, and remember, Gotta Catch'em All!
Keyword Pokemon
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