Pokemon Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious Pokemon cupcakes made with a doctored-up cake mix and fondant Poke Balls! Perfect cupcake idea for a birthday party!

Delicious Pokemon Cupcakes made with a doctored up cake mix and fondant Poke Balls.

I have never used fondant before. I have not even tasted fondant before making these cupcakes.

When I had the idea to make Poke Ball cupcakes, I knew I had to make them with fondant. It was a whole new concept to me.

After watching a few YouTube videos, I decided I could do this. I could make these cupcakes work.

I used the same cookie cutter that I made the Rice Krispie Treats and the Sugar Cookies. You will also need a set of round cookie cutters.

How To assemble the Fondant Poke Balls:

  1. Knead and roll out the white fondant on a surface dusted with powdered sugar. You want it to be THIN.
  2. Using a circle cutter a bit larger than your cupcake, cut the number of circles you need for the cupcakes.
  3. Knead and roll out the red fondant on a surface dusted with powdered sugar.
  4. Using the Poke Ball cutter, cut out the shapes. You will only be using the halves (not the stripe down the middle).
  5. Using a brush, apply water to the back of the half ball. Place it on one half of the white disc.
  6. Knead and roll out the black fondant on a surface dusted with powdered sugar.
  7. Using the Poke Ball cutter, cut out the black strip (make sure to take out the middle in the circle).
  8. Brush water on the back and place it against the red half.
  9. Dust off any powdered sugar that might be on the top.
  10. Using a circle cutter the same size of the cupcake. This will give the topper and nice clean edge.

Tip: You may need a sharp knife to cut out the Poke Ball Shapes.

Pokemon Cupcakes

To assemble the Pokemon cupcakes:

  1. Put a small amount of buttercream frosting on top of the cupcakes (do not go to the edges)
  2. Place the fondant Poke Balls on top of the frosting and press down gently.

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Pokemon Cupcake Recipe

Super fun Pokemon Cupcakes perfect for a Pokemon themed party!
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Delicious Pokemon Cupcakes made with a doctored up cake mix and fondant Poke Balls.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
Total Time:28 minutes



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


  • 1/2 cup 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Fondant Discs

  • White Fondant
  • Black Fondant
  • Red Fondant



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


  • Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  • If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.

Fondant Discs

  • See post for instructions on how to assemble.


Cook time does not reflect decorating time.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 30 cupcakes
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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