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Fun Pikachu cupcakes perfect for a Pokemon Party!

Pikachu Cupcakes

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 32 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These cupcakes are made from a doctored up cake mix. Topped with homemade buttercream icing with Pikachu shaped ears, tail, and red cheeks.


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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites

Icing

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 34 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • up to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Lemon Yellow Coloring Gel

Pikachu Parts


Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. In a large bowl mix cake mix, flour, sugar, salt, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, sour cream, and egg whites until well blended.
  2. Add cupcake liners to your cupcake tin.
  3. Scoop your cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake tin. Make sure not to get them more than 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool before adding icing.

Icing

  1. Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  2. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  5. If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  6. Add Red coloring gel and mix until you get the desired color.

Pikachu Shapes

  1. See instructions written in the post.
  2. Make sure to add shapes while icing cupcakes.


Notes

Cooking time does not reflect decorating time.

Keywords: Pikachu Cupcakes, pokemon cupakes