Pokemon Cupcake Toppers – Equipment Required
The Pokemon Cupcake Toppers tutorial equipment includes: Pokémon GO! Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball and Master Ball. Makes 8 toppers
Step 1: Insert a 4″ bamboo skewer into the eight (8) smooth foam balls. Wrap the smooth foam ball with saran wrap or plastic wrap. Insert the stick attached to the ball into the smooth foam block; set aside.
Step 2: Using the fondant roller, roll-out the white fondant. Cut-out four (4) circles with the orange circle cookie cutter. With the smallest circle plunger cutter punch-out eight (8) circles. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.
Step 3: With the fondant roller, roll-out fondant colors red, blue, purple and black. With the orange circle cookie cutter, cut-out one (1) of each color. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.
Sweet tip: it’s best to cut-out all the white fondant before colored fondant.
Step 4. Using the fondant roller, roll-out black fondant. Cut-out eight (8) black circles with the orange cookie cutter. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.
Sweet Tip: after cutting out the black fondant, be sure to clean the board and tools.
Step 5: Form the black fondant circles onto the smooth foam balls; set aside.
Step 6: Using the self-healing mat, line-up the circles with the mat’s ruler guides. Cut both circles in half with a ceramic flat-edge knife.
Step 7: Line and slightly overlap a white and red half-circle
Sweet TIp: if the fondant doesn’t adhere to the black fondant, dab a small amount of water on the red or white half-circle, being careful to not smear the black coloring onto the top fondant pieces.
Step 8: Cut-out the center hole with the largest circle plunger. With the ceramic flat-edge knife, trim the center of the halves, remove the inserts with a toothpick and smooth the edges with fingers. Trim the black fondant that is exposed underneath around the edges.
Step 9: Using the smallest white fondant circle cut-out, dab water on the back of the circle and place in the center of the black circle.
Step 10: Repeat the process with the other three (3) colors and white fondants. Lightly cover with plastic wrap; set aside.
Step 11: Instructions on how to make the Great Ball, Ultra Ball and Master Ball.
Great Ball – roll fondant into a log and insert into an sugar paste extruder. Using an oblong disc, extrude red fondant. With a paintbrush dab water on the red oblong; attach and slightly curve the sides to the black fondant; trim.
Ultra Ball – roll fondant into a log and insert into an extruder. Using an oblong disc, extrude yellow fondant. With a paintbrush dab water on the yellow oblong; attach and curve the sides; place one strip across the top and smooth the lines with fingers; trim.
Master Ball – with a fondant roller, roll-out hot pink fondant and use the green circle cutter. Cut in half with a ceramic flat-edge knife.
Step (b): With a paintbrush, add a dab of water; attach the half-circle to the purple fondant and trim the back edges.
Step (c): Roll-out a thin piece of gum paste; cut small squares and allow to dry for 5-minutes. Lightly dust the FMM Upper Case Tappit Cutter with cornstarch; turn-over and tap-out the excess. Place the tappit face down and in a circular motion, embed the gum paste. Smooth the edges of the letter with fingers.
Take a quilting pin and loosen the edges of the letter, carefully removing it from the tappit. Trim the letter points off to make the letter ‘M’ appear to be the correct font.
With a paintbrush, dab a tiny bit of water onto the back of the ‘M’; attach to the purple fondant; arrange and straighten the letter with the quilting pin.
Final Step: Cover the toppers lightly with plastic wrap; allow the Pokemon Cupcake Toppers to dry and form into a ball shape for the cupcakes.
Sweet tip: the toppers can be made ahead of time.