My kids are so excited for the Detective Pikachu movie, so I made them this adorable cake!
An easy to make yet delicious American buttercream recipe
- 4 sticks unsalted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 6 cups powdered sugar
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.
Add vanilla, salt and heavy cream
Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add more cream for a thinner consistency, or more powdered sugar for a thicker consistency.
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.
- 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 (288 downloads)
12” mdf board
5/16” diameter threaded rod 12” tall
nuts, lock washers, washers to fit 5/16 rod
foam core boards to fit pikachu – pikachu-template.jpg (288 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
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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
Gel food colors
Flat popsicle sticks
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