Detective Pikachu Cake

My kids are so excited for the Detective Pikachu movie, so I made them this adorable cake!

Vanilla Buttercream

An easy to make yet delicious American buttercream recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter until it is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  2. Add vanilla, salt and heavy cream

  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add more cream for a thinner consistency, or more powdered sugar for a thicker consistency.

  4. Turn mixer on high speed for 2 minutes to whip the buttercream until it's lighter in color. Hand stir to remove any air bubbles.

Recipe Notes

  • For Mint Chocolate Chip, add 1/2 tsp of Mint extract (not peppermint) at the same time as the vanilla. After adding the powdered sugar, add a tiny bit of green food color gel.  At the very end, hand stir in 1 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips

Template/boards –  pikachu-template.jpg (84 downloads)

Supplies:

12” mdf board

5/16” diameter threaded rod 12” tall

nuts, lock washers, washers to fit 5/16 rod

pliers

foam core boards to fit pikachu –  pikachu-template.jpg (84 downloads)

felt pads to use for feet

aluminum foil tape – https://amzn.to/2Cw72Xf

Turntable (Revolving Cake Stand) –https://amzn.to/2TTkcV4

Off set spatula – https://amzn.to/2TnnUFi

Plastic Straws for supports

Large Rolling Pin – https://amzn.to/2YhfP8G

Isomalt – https://amzn.to/2uokVCk

Fondant – https://amzn.to/2TP82wd

Sugar Shapers – https://amzn.to/2TSuFQG

Brushes – https://amzn.to/2EebvPH

Bench Scraper – https://amzn.to/2TVgL04

Round Silicone mold for Magnifying Glass– https://www.michaels.com/flat-6-cavity-silicone-treat-mold-by-celebrate-it/10477420.html#q=silicone%20treat%20mold&start=2

Sweetened Coconut

Airbrush colors

Gel food colors

Royal Icing

Candy  melts

Flat popsicle sticks

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