Pokémon. It had to be on the blog eventually, right? With the game being such a hype and Pokémon desserts popping up everywhere, I had to make one too. Besides, who doesn’t love Pikachu, Charmander or Squirtle? Or maybe, just maybe, you fancied Ash or Misty 😉
So Pokémon, huh. Although I really loved the Pikachu macarons or Pokémon cakes, I wanted to make something rather subtle. It had to be Pokémon related, but not too much. I wanted to create something with flavors Pokémon love. Aha! Poké Puffs! Poké Puffs are small cake-like confections, used to raise the Pokémon’s affection towards its owner.
How about a Cupcake? That’s small and cake-like? Check! Now deciding on the flavors…Hmm Poké Puffs come in five flavors: raspberry, mint, citrus, mocha and spice. Oh what a great combination raspberry and citrus would be.
So that’s how I came to these Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes. 100% Pokémon proof! And thanks to the little Poké Ball on top, you can catch ’em all! 😉
What we need:
- 250 g sugar
- 250 g butter
- 4 eggs
- 250 g self-raising flour
- cupcake wrappers
- baking tin
- 2 x 125 g butter (room temperature)
- 2 x 250 g icing sugar
- 1 tsp lemon aroma (Dr.Oetker)
- 1/2 tsp raspberry food colouring/flavor
- 2 tbsp milk
- piping bag
- piping tip
- white sugar paste
- red sugar paste
- small round piping tip
- Dr. Oetker CupCake chocolate decorating pens => They make it super easy to decorate small details on the Poké Ball.
- Preheat the oven at 180°C.
- Beat together sugar and butter until all sugar is absorbed.
- Add the eggs and mix until the batter becomes somewhat smooth.
- Sift the flour and mix it well.
- Fill the cupcake wrappers for 3/4th.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Beat the butter with 1/2 of the powder sugar.
- Add the other half and mix untill all is combined.
- Add 2 tbsp of milk and mix until the batter becomes a smooth and soft buttercreme.
- Put half of the buttercreme in a separate bowl and add the lemon aroma.
- Add the raspberry powder to the other half.
- Place the piping tip in the piping bag.
- Carefully put the lemon buttercreme on 1 side of the piping bag and the raspberry one on the other.
- Gently squeeze both colours towards the piping tip.
- Make your first swirl on a piece of paper or something to test if it comes out as desired.
- Pipe beautiful swirls on top of your cupcakes.
This video from My Cupcake Addiction explains it to you in an easy way (starts at 5:25):
- Roll out small pieces of red and white fondant.
- Take the piping tip and cut out circles with the biggest opening.
- Cut out smaller rounds from the white fondant with the smallest opening.
- Cut the red and white circles in half.
- Dip a toothpick in water and put it on the side from your red 1/2 circles where you want to paste the white ones.
- Put some water on the small white cirlces and place them in the middle of the red/white circles.
- Take your Dr. Oetker chocolate decorating pen and create the black line on the Poké Balls.
- Leave it for a few minutes so it sticks together.
- Place on top of your cupcake.
Tip: ifyour fondant is hard as stone, put small pieces in the microwave for 10 seconds. Only do this when you just need small decorations because the fondant hardens faster with this trick. But it’s perfect for this 🙂
You can also make these yummy cupcakes without the Poké Balls. Just pretty in pink 😉
Have a delicious day ❤
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